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Kendo classes are taught on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 3 different age groups. Each class is divided in groups, for advanced and beginners. Classes are taught both in Japanese and English.

Our classes are held Wednesdays and Saturdays. Our Karate is a branch of Enshin Karate, with the headquarters in Denver Colorado. We offer various age group classes, for Kids and Adults and all levels.

Our Aikido Classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and we have separate classes for Kids and Adults. Contact us at aikido@butokuden.com.

Jodo classes are held on Mondays. It is a fairly small size class, but with direct instruction from the Sensei.

Nagianta Classes are held every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month. Instructed by Naginata USA Team Players.

Sogetsuryu Ikebana (Japanese Flower Arrangement) classes are held every 1 st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month (10AM – 1PM) and 3rd Saturday of the month (10AM – Noon)

The purpose of this Bushido Culture program at Budokuden is to learn and appreciate the Bushido history, culture, traditions, customs, manners and etiquette as well as various terminologies and concepts associated with Bushido.  The class participants will also learn Japanese zen and zazen concepts through demonstrations, practices, and applications, leading to the mind and body harmonization mastered by the samurai.


SCKO Spring 2017 Kendo Promotion Exam (April 16, 2017) Registration Form

RSVP March 23, 2017 (Please use the form in located at the bottom of this post) 1. Date: April 16, 2017 (Sunday) 2. Time: Roll Call – Kyu Group: 9:00AM, Yudansha Group: 12:30PM 3. Place: Butokuden Dojo, 1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606 4. Application Deadline: Must be received no later than March 31, 2017. No Exceptions. 5. Examination Fee: Please see attached sheet 6. Applicants Must Bring: All ranks must bring own Kendo-gu, neat Keiko-gi and Hakama, and Shinai. 3 Kyu and Up, bring Bokuto for taking “Bokuto Keiko hou” (Training Method for fundamental kendo techniques with Bokuto) and Nihon Kendo Kata exams. 1 Kyu and Up, bring completed Written Test Questionnaire. 7. Examination Items: 6 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), (chakuso, reiho, hassei) 5 Kyu: Kirikaeshi, Men-uchi (twice), kote-men (twice),…
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5th Annual Butokuden International Kendo Gasshuku

January 17, 2017 Dear Kendo Friends and Senseis: As many of you know, I have been coaching the Portuguese National Team for the past 12 years. After building our Dojo, I started hosting annual Kendo Gasshukus here at our Dojo. This Gasshuku was originally designed as part of the training for the Portuguese Kendo leaders, mainly national team members and the Dojo Senseis.  I have set the objective of this Gasshuku to “Teach the correct Kendo and introduce the leaders with the correct method of teaching.” Since 2014, we have extended the invitation to not only Portuguese Kenshis, but to other countries as well. We have hosted Kenshis from various countries, such as Portugal, Mexico, Colombia, Aruba, Ecuador, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, and Serbia. This year, we will be holding…
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2017 SCKO Team Practice Schedule (for both AUSKF Championships and US Junior Open)

2017 SCKO TEAM PRACTICE SCHEDULE (for both AUSKF Championships and Junior Open National Championships) Dates 9:00 to 11:30 1:30 to 4:00PM Location 1/8 (Sun) Team Practice N/A Butokuden 1/15 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A Butokuden 1/29 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 2/12 (Sun) Team Selection Matches Butokuden 2/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD 2/26 (Sun) Cancelled due to Yuhihai 3/5 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 3/19 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD 3/26 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 4/9 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 4/16 (Sun) SCKO Dan Promotion Exam Butokuden 4/30 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 5/14 (Sun) Team Practice (Adults) Team Practice (Junior) Butokuden 5/21 (Sun) SCKO Godogeiko N/A TBD 5/28 (Sun) Cancelled due to…
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