Shodai Sensei Kendo Seminar

This is a special message from SCKO Secretary Okawa Sensei.

Shodai Sensei was part of the Japanese team. I would strongly recommend attending this seminar, and feel how a All Japan level is.

You can watch his video against USA here.


Special Seminar with All Japan Kendo Champion

We will have a special […]

2009 SCKO Individual Tournament

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

SCKO Individual Tournament is the largest Individual Tournament hosted by our Federation, and divisions are available for all ages and ranks. Last year, we won medals in various divisions. Hopefully, we can repeat that again this year. I strongly recommend participating at this tournament.

For beginners without Bogu, it will be a […]

Covina Dojo 40th Anniversay Keiko

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Takahashi sensei (Hanshi 8 Dan) from Kyoto has been invited to run a Kendo Seminar at the Covina Dojo Anniversary Keiko. Everyone is invited to join this seminar, but I have to submit the names by October 26. Please respond using the form below by October 23. The application form is below:


2009 Fall SCKO Dan/Kyu Exam Sign up Sheet

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

I am trying to automate the process as much as I can, in order to minimize everyone’s work, so I would appreciate if you could fill out this form (I apologize for the double entry for people that have already sent me the information, but please re-enter.) It will automatically update my […]

Kendo SCKO Schedule for Year End

October 18 3rd Sunda Practice at OSULA

October 25

Texas Tournament

November 1 Kyu/Dan Exam for USKS

November 8 AUSKF Promotion Exam

November 15 West Covina Dojo Aniversary Keiko

November 22 SCKO Kyu/Dan Exam

December 6 SCKO Individual Tournament

December 13 Godo Keiko & End of Year party

Please check our events schedule at

Kendo Demonstration at Seal Beach

Today, we had a Kendo Demonstration at the the Seal Beach Pier, for the Japanese Kite festival. Many of our Dojo members came to help us. Ryo, Riki, Ian, Cozo, Shion, Leon, Arata, Hiroyuki and Haruna. It was a good turn out, there were a lot of people watching. But it was kind of too […]

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Warm-up Exercise

To BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Please remember the order of this warm-up exercise!!! This is the same exersise done by the Keishicho (Tokyo Metropolitan Police) Kendo Team.