Fourth World Butoku Sai, Kyoto, Japan
For yet another time, Christian and Roderick Brothers Bajada Renshi have been on a visit to Japan with a group of 5 students from Classical Budo Malta: Antoine Portelli, Joseph Bajada, Matthew Sammut, Marianne Lauri and Robert Scicluna.
The Maltese team participated with success in the 4th World Butoku Sai / 50th Japan Butoku Sai which was held in the historical Butoku Den in Kyoto, the hall of Martial Virtues. Closely located to Heian Shrine, the Butoku Den was built by the Japanese aristocracy to carry out the legacy of ancient martial and chivalric traditions initiated in the eighth century within the capital of Kyoto.
The grand event was organized by the prestigious Dai Nippon Butoku Kai, Japan's Premier Martial Arts Society governed by his Excellency Fuku-Sosai (Vice Governor of DNBK) Higashi Fushimi Jiko, son of his Royal Highness the Sosai (Governor of DNBK) Prince Higashi Fushimi Jigo (currently 103 years old), presided by Kuwahara Hanshi, Dr. Hamada Hanshi Vice-President of the Board of Directors and the entire Honbu Board. Hundreds of DNBK members and their national leaders attended from all over the world to participate in this exclusive event.
The Koshu Kai / Training Seminars were a priceless opportunity to train with some of the greatest Japanese masters, which could only be made possible thanks to the good will demonstrated by the board. The seminars consisted of various Ryu Ha in the major styles of: Okinawa Kobudo, Karatedo, Jujutsu, Iaijutsu, Kyujutsu, Kendo, Jojutsu and Sojutsu. continues..Next page..>>