Club d'Arts Martiaux

In July 2010, after five years of activity, the CERN Martial Arts held its first international Bujutsu seminar, gathering more than 40 participants from France, Switzerland, Sweden and Japan.

The seminar was led by Master Shimazu Kenji, world-renowned martial arts expert based in Tokyo and headmaster of the Yagyu Shingan Ryu school, present in Europe specifically for the occasion.
During nine days, participants got to discover the wide array of Bujutsu techniques and traditions of an ancestral martial art that finds its roots in the art and lives of Japanese samurais.
Covering such varied subjects as self-defense techniques (Jujitsu), swordsmanship (Kenjutsu), through to healing techniques and etiquette, it encompasses all aspects of a way of life that still find echoes in today's modern Japanese society.

The CERN Martial Arts club wishes to thank particularly the CERN Clubs Committee and its president Rachel Bray for their support in organizing this event.

The CERN Martial Arts club, led by Sylvain De Boissieu (certified bodyguard and resident club instructor with 15 years of martial arts teaching experience) has been in activity at CERN since 2005. Training sessions for 2010-2011 are held on Tuesday evenings in Building 216. Other club sections such as the Kempo Dankan section are also organising lunchtime training sessions. For more information on our programme, consult

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