It’s been 23 years already… at the time I was attending numerous gala’s and I have kept an excellent memory of this trip to Dortmund. A warm welcome, a very professional and passionate organisation, a very diverse program and prestigious athletes. That year, I had the pleasure to perform on the same stage as the fabulous Jean Frenette from Quebec. Good continuation, and sincere friendships developed ever since. - Eric Pariset


On 16 October, we organised an other BUDO GALA.
The event took place in the Gymnasium Adolfinum in Moers, Germany.
It has been an action packed evening, showing a very high performance level by some of the worlds’ best martial artists such as; the original Shaolin Monks from China, Joe Hallett, Jean Dutelle, Cengiz Duzgoren, Dr. Keun Tae Lee, Isabelle Butz, just to name a few… and many, many more!

* Special guest appearances were done by no other than Axel von der Groeben (European Champion Judo), Frank Wieneke (Olympic winner Judo), and VIP guest Dieter Gruschwitz (ZDF Sportchief) who opened the show.

– 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.
Also a big thank you goes to Carlo Görtjes and his team (from the Dutch company Lagotronics), for helping us with the light and sound equipment.

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