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The first ever martial arts seminar

in support of the UNICEF

to help protect the children suffering from violence in war-torn countries

With Kawabe Takeshi Shihan

Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu 8th dan, Kyoju Dairi

Director of the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai



A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn directly from the director of the Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai

The Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu Takumakai is the largest traditional martial arts organisation in the world


The most famous of all traditional martial arts in Japan

In Japan, traditional arts are those created during the era of the samurai


No need to go to Japan

Japan is coming to you


In order to allow local participants to get to work during the day, classes have been scheduled in early mornings and in the evenings during the week.

Monday, June 26th:

7.00 AM to 9.00 AM (CIS dojo in Besançon), then 6 PM to 8 PM (CIS dojo in Besançon)

Tuesday, June 27th:

7.00 AM to 9.00 AM (CIS dojo in Besançon), then 6 PM to 8 PM (CIS dojo in Besançon)

Wednesday, June 28th:

7.00 AM to 9.00 AM (CIS dojo in Besançon), then 6 PM to 8 PM (CIS dojo in Besançon)

Thursday, June 29th:

7.00 AM to 9.00 AM (CIS dojo in Besançon), then 6 PM to 8 PM (CIS dojo in Besançon)

Friday, June 30th:

7.00 AM to 9.00 AM (CIS dojo in Besançon), then 7 PM to 9 PM  (Novillars dojo)

Saturday, July 1st:

8 AM to 12 PM (Franois-Serres-les-sapins dojo)


23€ per 2-hour class


150€ for the whole seminar (12 classes)


By phone: +

By email:


CIS dojo in Besançon:

Ethic Etapes Centre International de Séjour Besançon

3 Avenue des Montboucons

25000 Besançon

03 81 50 07 54

Novillars dojo:

Place Du 8 Mai 1945

25220 Novillars

Franois-Serre-les-Sapins dojo:

1 Rue des Nozières

25770 Serre-les-Sapins

CIS dojo:

Novillars dojo:

Franois-Serre-les-Sapins dojo:

The UNICEF invites you to meet one of the most famous martial arts teachers in Japan: Kawabe Takeshi Shihan.

As a side event to his participation in the ‘Nuit des Arts Martiaux Traditionnels‘ event in Paris on June 24th, 2017, Kawabe Shihan has kindly accepted an invitation from the UNICEF to help the children who suffer from violence in war-torn countries.

To do so, he has agreed to lead the first ever humanitarian martial arts seminar for the UNICEF in the world from June 26th to July 1st, 2017, in the historic city of Besançon, France.

This truly unique seminar will be open to everyone without restrictions.

By joining this seminar you will be showing your support to the children who suffer from violence, and you will be learning directly from one of the most gratest martial arts teachers in the world.

The art in question is called Daito-ryu Aikijujutsu. It is not only the parent of Aikido, but also one of the oldest martial traditions in Japan.

Cultural treasure in Japan, its etiquette is extremely strict, so it is very difficult to gain access to its true teachings.

Thankfully, the UNICEF offers you a unique opportunity to discover and learn this thousand-year old art as if you were in Japan.

No need to travel to Japan then, because it is Japan that is coming to you.

Daito-ryu and other martial arts experts from around the world are traveling to Besançon to join Kawabe sensei for this exceptional seminar. As such, you will practice with level practitoners in a most productive environment, regardless of your own level or experience.


This seminar is for everyone. It’s not just for martial arts teachers or high level practitioners. It will be most profitable to you even if you have never practiced martial arts before.

Join Kawabe Shihan in Besançon between June 26 and July 1st, 2017, to help the children who suffer from violence in war-torn countries.

Help us help the kids!

Photo credits:
Matthew Karas, Courtesy of Yushinkan, NYC, USA
Mikko Patronen & Arja Holopainen, Courtesy of Fudoshin ry, Helsinki, Finland
Hamada Aya, Courtesy of Arts Martiaux Sans Frontières, Besançon, France