On August 30th 2015 the 3rd edition of the EKC (European Koryū-bujutsu Convention) will be held in Amsterdam at the “Sporthallen Zuid”.

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The EKC (European Koryū-bujutsu Convention) is a platform for koryū bujutsuka training in Europe in official and authorized lines. Koryū bujutsu is the practise of classical Japanese warrior fighting systems/school that predate the modern (Meiji 1868) era.

The aim of this initiative is twofold:

  • to encourage the academic study of koryū bujutsu and the exchange of ideas among practitioners of kobujutsu ryūha in Europe.
  • to offer the interested public a serious and accessible platform to learn more about authorized kobujutsu and get in touch with the respective study groups in Europe.

It will be one of the largest events of Koryū bujutsu ever held in Europe with over 20 schools being demonstrated by groups from several different European countries.

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The following schools will be represented in the embu (demonstration)

  • Asayama Ichiden ryū 浅山一伝流
  • Bishū Chikurin ryū 尾州竹林流
  • Daito ryū 大東流
  • Fuden ryū 風伝流
  • Hōki ryū Nakazono-ha 伯耆流
  • Hokushin Ittō ryū 北辰一刀流兵法
  • Hontai Yoshin ryū 本體楊心流
  • Hōzōin ryū Takada-ha 宝蔵院流高田派
  • Hyōhō Niten Ichi ryū 兵法二天一流
  • Jiki Shinkage ryū (naginatajutsu) 直心影流
  • Kashima Shinden Jikishinkage ryū 鹿島神傳直心影流
  • Kashima Shinryū 鹿島神流
  • Katayama ryū 片山流
  • Mugai ryū 無外流
  • Muhen ryu bojutsu無辺流
  • Musō Jikiden Eishin ryū 無雙直傳英信流
  • Shintō Musō ryū 神道夢想流
  • Sho Sho ryu wajutsu 諸賞流
  • Takamura-ha Shindō Yōshin ryū 新道楊心流
  • Tenshin Myōshin ryū 天神明進流
  • Tenshin Shōden Katori Shintō ryū 天真正伝香取神道流

Date and time:
Sunday August 30th 2015
10:00 – 12:00 – Lecture (on invitation only)
12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 – Opening public embu
13:30 – 17:30 – Public embu
17:30 – 18:00 – Group photo’s

Location:
The embu in Hall 1 of ” Sporthallen Zuid” in Amsterdam.
The lecture will be held in their conference rooms.
Burgerweeshuispad 54
1076 EP Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Information for the spectators
Viewing public can walk in and out of the embu and needn’t stay the entire length. A program on which schools will perform at what time will follow at the beginning of August. Tickets the the viewing public are €5,-. From August 18th on program booklets are no longer provided with new registrations.
Tickets can also be purchased at the entrance of the Hall and Sunday. We are able to receive public from as early as 10:30.
For those who have free tickets please register below.

It’s allowed to take pictures, but we ask all viewing public to retain the footage for personal use only.

Information regarding the picture policy
It’s allowed to take pictures, but we ask all viewing public to retain the footage for personal use only.

It is strictly forbidden to sell pictures of the embu or to upload pictures to a site were they can be bought.

If you like us to put your pictures online with a credit mention to you as photographer, please contact the organisation.

Information for the lecture
The lecture will be from 10:00 to 12:00, we ask all participants to be present at the Sporthallen Zuid at 09:30. Participants can also register for a Dutch sandwich lunch for €10,-.

Information for the embu participants
We ask all participants to be present at the Sporthallen Zuid at 12:00 and be present at the opening of the embu for presentation of all schools to the public. For every embu participant a free viewing ticket is available. Participants can also register for a Dutch sandwich lunch for €10,-.

Hotels
Hotels in the direct vicinity of the Sporthallen Zuid, Amsterdam:
In order from least expensive (€80/night) to most expensive (€400/night).

West Side Inn Amsterdam Value Deal
Voorburgstraat 250, Slotervaart, 1059 VD Amsterdam, Netherlands

Mercure Hotel Amsterdam Airport Value Deal
Oude Haagseweg 20, Slotervaart, 1066 BW Amsterdam, Netherlands

Spa Sport Hotel Zuiver
Koenenkade 8, Zuideramstel, 1081 KH Amsterdam, Netherlands

Holiday Inn Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 2, Zuideramstel, 1083 HJ Amsterdam, Netherlands

Holiday Inn Express Amsterdam – South
Zwaansvliet 20, Zuideramstel, 1081 AP Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hampshire Hotel – Beethoven
Beethovenstraat 43, Oud Zuid, 1077 HN Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138, Oud Zuid, 1077 BG Amsterdam, Netherlands

Hotel Okura Amsterdam
Ferdinand Bolstraat 333, Oud Zuid, 1072 LH Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you are unsure of how to book at any of these hotels, please
consider booking.com.