Tuesday 12 December 2023 Steigenberger Wiltcher’s
A Discovery of Japanese Swordsmanship
The Belgium-Japan Association & Chamber of Commerce and the Rōgetsudō Dojo would like to invite you to discover the art of Japanese Swordsmanship. Iai is a Martial Art which developed in Japan from the beginning of the 17th century onwards. It consists of sword techniques practiced with live blades in the form of Kata.
Professor Andreas Thele, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters at University of Liège, will lecture about the spiritual, historical, and cultural background specific to the Japanese Martial Arts. Techniques will be demonstrated and explained by Benoit de Spoelberch, teacher of Musō Jikiden Eishin-ryū Iaijutsu.
This event will be an opportunity to discover a little-known aspect of Japanese culture and the relevance within today's society.
|16:00||Welcome words by Mr Koh ichi Masaki, Head of European Affairs, Japan Management Association and BJA Cultural Committee Chair|
|“Ethic and aesthetic aspects of Japanese sword practice” by Professor Andreas Thele|
|Iai demonstration by members of the Rōgetsudō Dojo|
|Exchange between Professor Thele and Mr de Spoelberch, followed by Q&A|
|Refreshments and finger food|
Sunday, 19 November 2023
Rōgetsudō Dojo - 48 rue Renier Chalon, 1050 Brussels
BJA Members: 24 €
Non members: 48 €
Children under 12 years old: free of charge
You can read and download Prof Thele's presentation HERE