I have performed on the BUDO GALA stage numerous times, each time the event has left a fantastic lasting memory for me. The shows are put together and promoted to the highest level, allowing unique opportunities for martial artists from all over the globe to showcase their skills and amazing talent to the public eye. The communication between performer and promoter is second to none and you are treated with the highest respect. The passion that Richard Vos and his team bring to each project is unbelievable, they are always pushing the boundaries and keeping one step ahead of the game. This is why BUDO GALA promotions have lasted so long and will still be here for many more years... - Joe Hallett

BUDO GALA 1997

On 16 October, we organised an other BUDO GALA.
The event took place in the Grugahalle in Essen, Germany.
It has been an action packed evening, showing a very high performance level by some of the worlds’ best martial artists such as; Jean Frenette, Mike Chat, Jon Valera, Nikki Berwick, Larry Lam, Ernie Reyes’ West Coast Demo Team, Frank Wieneke, Milco Lambrecht, the original Sumotori from Japan, Mohammed Talbi, just to name a few… and many, many more!

* Special guest appearance was done by no other than Hollywood action star Don “The Dragon” Wilson.

– Hereby we would like to personally thank everyone involved; crew members, all the athletes who performed on top of their game, sponsors and other partners for making it such a successful event.

* And last but not least a massive “THANK YOU” goes to the audience… because without the audience there would be no BUDO GALA!