Yoseikan competition

Yesterday my son of eight had his first competition in Yoseikan stick fight. He never participated in a competition before, so he was understandably quite nervous. He already started Karate last year and was asked to join the Yoseikan training. He has autism and a Budo sport, like Yosaikan, helps him to feel confended, get faith in himself and gives structure and learns him to be respected and to respect others.
Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma

Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma

Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma
He had three matches and won one the last one, and he was so proud. A wonderful achievement and a great boost for his confidence.
Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma

Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma

Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma
The team of the Budo Academy Physical did a great job to give the competition a relaxed atmosphere and the kids and the audience had a great time.
Yoseikan by Wouter Brandsma
All photographs by Wouter Brandsma

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