Kendo

Iaido

The meaning of BU TOKU KAN

What does « BUTOKUKAN » mean ?

The name « BUTOKUKAN » has three Kanji.

 

  • « BU » refers to the traditional martial arts of BUDO,
  • « TOKU »refers to the MARTIAL VALUES such as Respect, Courage, Honesty, Humility, Friendship, Tolerance, Politeness,… The apprentice of these VALUES through trainings makes us  ALL stronger and better persons!
  • « KAN » refers to the DOJO or gym where the trainings take place.
Kanji Butokukan

Training Schedule

  • Monday : 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Kendo)
  • Tuesday : 7:00 – 8:00 PM (Iaido) & 8:00 – 9:00 PM(Kendo)
  • Wednesday : 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Iaido)
  • Friday : 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Kendo)

All practices are held at the Palais du Midi.

Adres : Rue Roger van den Weyde 3 – 1000 Brussels

Do you have any questions ?

You will find the most frequent questions.
Do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

WHAT'S KENDO ?

Kendo is the Japanese way of fencing, in old times it was practiced by the samurais. The fighter wears an armour for protection and is armed with a bamboo sword known as a Shinaï.

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HOW CAN I REGISTER ?

Before being registered in our Dojo, you must attend a full workout as a spectator, then you are entitled to a one Kendo and / or Iaido free training .
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of training to fill the “trial period agreement”. For minor aged, the parents must be present to sign the document.

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IS THERE AN INSURANCE ?

The license / insurance costs 50 Euros for adults and 25 Euros for children (under 16 years old). A medical certificate from your doctor is required each year to confirm that you are healthy to practice Kendo / Iaido.

WHAT'S IAIDO ?

Iaido is the study of handling a katana, a real Japanese sword.The basic practice of Iaido is Zen Nihon Kendo Renmei (Japanese Kendo Federation). The Koryu that we practice is the Muso Shinden Ryu Iaido.

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HOW MUCH DOES IT COST ?

The fee for the practice of Kendo and Iaido is of 35 Euros per month for adults and 20 Euros per month for children.

WHAT EQUIPMENT TO START ?

For the first course, a classic sportswear is enough. Then a hakama and kendogi (or iaidogi) will be required for practice. A shinai and / or bokken are sufficient for the first months.

Technical supervision

Emilio Gomez

EMILIO GOMEZ

Teacher

Kendo Kyoshi 7° Dan
Iaido Renshi 7° Dan

SARI TURUNEN

Assistant

Kendo 5° Dan
Iaido 2° Dan

Contact us

BUTOKUKAN asbl

EMILIO GOMEZ

Technical Director

emilio.gomez@butokukan.be
0496 23 26 12

PIETER-JAN DECOSTER

SARI TURUNEN