Christian and Roderick Bajada travelled to Clermont-Ferrand France for the International Butoku Sai held by the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai of Kyoto, Japan. The Butoku Sai, meaning Martial Virtues Festival, is a celebration of the traditional martial virtues of old Japan.
Diverse Japanese martial arts schools and styles were represented by both youth and adult divisions and the brothers demonstrated in Jiushin Ryu Jujutsu and Muso Jikiden Eishin Ryu Iaido, for which they were awarded the Dantai Shorei Sho (Team Commending Award).
Over 500 Budo-ka from 15 nations took part, including a formidable delegation from Honbu Japan.
Special thanks go to Tesshin Hamada Hanshi and Honbu Japan, Kim Baylor Kyoshi and DNBK ID Honbu USA, Andre Cognard Hanshi and France DNBK Shibu, for the impeccable organization of another memorable event.