International Budo Seminar

17-18 august 2019 Amsterdam

Saturday 17th August 2019

9:00 –  Registration start

9:45 –  Official opening

10:00 – 11:00  Karate

11:00 – 12:00  Aikido

12:00 – 13:00  Ju-jitsu

14:00 – 15:00  Ju-jitsu

15:00 – 16:00  Karate

16:00 – 17:00  Aikido

Sunday 18th August 2019

10:00 – 11:00  Aikido

11:00 – 12:00  Ju-jitsu

12:00 – 13:00  Karate

14:00 – 15:00  Karate

15:00 – 16:00  Ju-jitsu

16:00 – 17:00  Aikido

17:15  Closing

Share the passion for Japanese martial arts

A weekend of intense training with top teachers in three different martial arts.

Two sessions of 3 hours per day for a total of 12 hours of training.

All trainings are for all belt levels.

Gertjan Martens sensei, Karate (7th dan)

Gertjan Martens sensei is one of the highest karateka of Wadoryu in the Netherlands. He has been teaching Wadoryu Jujutsu Kempo and Ryukyu Kobujutsu for over 40 years, 27 years of which in his own Dojo, Suhari Amsterdam. His beautiful soft and strong karate techniques reflect the intricate principles and spirit of Wadoryu and teachings of Otsuka and Suzuki sensei, both of whom he studied with for over 25 years. As Wado-representative and dan-grading-coordinator of the Karatedo Bond Nederland he contributes a lot to spreading karate and its philosophy in Netherlands and Europe and he is very kind and open to everyone. Martens sensei currently holds 7th Dan Wado Ryu Karate and 4th th Dan in Ryu Kyu Kobujutsu. Being a true budoka he tried his share of competition and was Open European Champion Wado kata four times, Wadoryu World championships finalist, two times National champion kumite teams and World Champion Kobujutsu in 2004 in Japan.
He is one of the few non-Japanese in Europe who master and teach the full curriculum of Wadoryu including Idori, Shinken Shiraha dori and Kumite gata.

The seminar
Wadoryu is especially known for its kumite principles and pairwork-kata originating from pairwork traditions from Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujutsu and Okinawan karate techniques. During the seminar we will practice some kata and basic principles through pairworks whilst learning to apply Inasu (deflect), Nagasu (wash away) and Noru (ride).
In many exercises we will not bother to block attacks but simultaneous body movement and attack, parry and attack, and breaking the opponent’s body-structure (Kuzusu).

Luca Angeli sensei, Ju Jitsu (7th dan)

Luca Angeli sensei is the 7th dan ju jitsu, being one of the most important Italian proponents of the gentle art and has been practicing it for more than 40 years. He is the technical director of the “Gruppo Ju Jitsu Education ITALIA” which includes about 30 sport clubs (nationally and internationally). He regularly holds seminars in Italy and abroad. He is an expert in the use of the traditional Japanese weapons and he is often called for self-defense seminars.

The “Gruppo Ju Jitsu Education ITALIA” practices a dynamic and modern style of ju jitsu, based on Soke Robert Clark’s method, applying in its techniques the fundamental principles of the gentle art. In the martial arts’ world, ju jitsu is one of the most ancient and complete arts, in which defense and attack take advantage of the movements and the strength of the opponents using them against themselves.

The seminar
Takedown techniques, locks, chokes and strikes will be the basis of the work that will be done during the seminar. The style is focused on developing techniques that are linked together: a concatenation based on a continuum of action/reaction in between the attacker and the defender (or tori and uke), from the standing position to the ground.

Ryuji Shirakawa sensei, Aikido (6th dan)

Ryuji Shirakawa sensei is the head of dojo of Aikido Shinbu Rensei Juku which has over 400 students around the Tohoku area, Japan. He is one of the youngest 6th dan of Aikikai. His Aikido videos has garnered millions of views and he popular and famous through his many videos that went viral across all social media platforms. Known for his fluid yet soft and dynamic movements. Shirakawa Ryuji Shihan has become a rising figure whom many aspiring young & veteran Aikidokas around the world now sought after. And he holds Aikido seminars around the world every year.

The seminar
Shirakawa-sensei’s aikido is very soft and dynamic. He will show us the beauty and dynamism of his Aikido during the seminar. Also, for those who do aikido for the first time in a seminar, he will teach easy-to-understand Aikido. Aikido feels the other party’s energy delicately using circular motion and leverage and performs throwing and holding down. Aikido is a natural movement based on the human body structure. Please feel the unique and rational movement in your body.


Universum dojo
Sportcentrum Universum
Science Park 306
1098 XH Amsterdam


Stichting Budo KM


Early birds (before the 16th of July): 90 euro
Regular price (after the 16th of July): 120 euro

One day participation (before 16th of July): 60 euro
One day participation (after 16th of July): 75 euro


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If you travel to Amsterdam for the seminar with KLM or Air France, you will benefit a discount on the price of the flight. Check your flight


International Budo Seminar

Sign up now for a weekend of intense training with three top teachers in three different Japanese martial arts. A weekend in Amsterdam with like-minded people striving to learn something new. A great experience for beginners and experienced martial artists!

Sportcentrum Universum Science Park 306 1098 XH Amsterdam


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