Showcase of three Japanese martial arts on July 7 link

Bandar Seri Begawan – In a first of its kind performance three types of Japanese Martial Arts will be showcased on July 7 at 7pm at the Cesar Ballroom of Orchid Garden Hotel. This event is organised under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme which is coordinated by the Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE) and Brunei Japan Friendship Association (BJFA).

The three types of Japanese Martial Arts to be exhibited in the event are Kendo, Aikido and Karate.

The event will be presented to the general public for free as part of the planned activities for the Brunei Japan Friendship Association.

Apart from the Japanese martial artists, there- will also be a performance from local martial arts association namely Persekutuan Aikido, Kendo Alliance and Wadokai Karatedo Brunei Darussalam.

A total of 24 performers will be showcasing their martial arts skills.

Nine famous Japanese martial arts (Kendo, Aikido, Karate) performers are now in the country until July 9.

Martial art is a popular form of sport in Japan not only for self-defence but also for the harmonious development of body and mind.

This festival has taken more than three months for BJFA to plan and organise with the collaboration of JICE and also with the Embassy of Japan. BJFA hopes that this festival will showcase Japanese Martial Arts as a popular form of sports and leisure, hence strengthening the relation between the two countries.

It is the mission and vision of BJFA to achieve and expose both Brunei and Japanese culture, tourism and business interests to the community of both countries.

During their stay in Brunei Darussalam, the Japanese delegation will visit Kendo Alliance, Persekutuan Aikido and Wadokai Karatedo and conduct several training sessions and workshops. All these performers are experts in their own field of martial arts holding high-ranking positions.

Special martial art outfits and equipment have been brought in from Japan specifically for this event.

For more information, contact BJFA Secretariat at 8996884 or e-mail . — Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin

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