Belgian winter seminar 2022

The last day of the Winter Seminar passed very quickly with trainings in the morning and then the kendo dan examinations.

It was great to have Hirakawa Sensei back in Brussels and to practise with him. Arigato gozaimasu Sensei!

Manuel passed 2nd dan kendo today.

Congratulations to Manuel and all others who passed their grades πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸ€©

10th Iaido Koryu seminar

What a great iaido weekend 🀩 We celebrated the 10th Iaido Koryu seminar with over 40 participants from Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Lithuania and Israel.

The 7th dan teachers, Emilio Gomez, Leo Amoroso and Antonio Gutierrez, were leading the seminar. Each teacher taught one part of the seminar bringing their own experience and knowledge to the participants.

Several people from Butokukan took part in the seminar. Surely a great experience again.

Thank you for joining this edition of the Koryu seminar 😊

Belgian Kyu Championships 2022

The Belgian Kyu Championships took place yesterday. Butokukan won medals and also got two new Shodans. The event was a great experience for everyone: competitors, referees and kakari-in’s.

πŸ₯‰ 3rd place Team Shiai

πŸ…Fighting Spirit Team Shiai: Pranas

πŸ₯ˆ2nd place Technique competition (adult): Pavel

πŸ₯‰3rd place Technique competition (juniors): Ibrahim

Shodan: Nicolas & Pranas

Congrats to everyone 🀩

7th BUTOKUKAN kendo seminar

What a great weekend 🀩😍 The 7th BUTOKUKAN kendo seminar was held this weekend in Butgenbach.

Lots of kendo trainings, shiais, exams, speeches, discussions, shinai repair, all good things that a kendo seminar should be about 😊

Many thanks for the teachers, everyone present and for the organisers πŸ™πŸ˜Š

BTK Butgenbach seminar 2021

What a weekend! The 6th BTK kendo seminar took place this weekend. It was perfect πŸ˜‡πŸ˜Š. Thank you everyone for being there and bringing your good spirit to the trainings and aprΓ¨s-kendo 😍🀩We had mini championships as well:

1st – Tom

2nd – Ludovic

3rd – Abdel

3rd – Edgaras

FS – Saskia


In the KYU examinations everyone passed another grade. Congrats!See you next year there again πŸ’œ

Summer training schedule

We’ll continue to practise both kendo and iaido throughout the summer. In July the training schedule is reduced as each year:

Tuesdays & Fridays:

  • Iaido 19h-20h
  • Kendo 20h-21h

In August we’ll be back to the normal schedule.