Butokuden Kyudo Member joined the Inaugural Kyudo World Cup!!

On April 21st, 2010 the American Kyudo Team USA will be flying to Japan to compete in the Inaugural Kyudo World Cup. The competition will pit the Team USA members against teams from all around the world, including Germany, France, England and Japan. The World Cup will be held every three years and is considered the Olympics of Kyudo. The team members are Doug Sakurai Renshi 5th Dan, Maria Peterson Renshi 5th Dan and Masa Owaki 5th Dan. Both Doug and Masa are from Butokuden Dojo in Irvine California, and are members of the Southern California Kyudo Renmei. Maria is a member of the Northern California Kyudo Federation.

SCKO Jr Kendo Godogeiko with SCKF Jr

To all SCKO Juniors:

I hope everyone is practicing very hard.

I have spoken to Chris Yang Sensei (SCKF Junior Coach) and we are planning to do a Godogeiko with the SCKF Juniors.

Location: Norwalk Dojo
Date/Time: Sunday May 2, 9AM 9 – 12AM
Meeting time: 8:30AM
Norwalk Kendo Dojo
14615 Gridley Rd
Norwalk CA 90650

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NOTE: This practice is open to ALL JUNIORS (not only the ones that will be going to the AUSKF Championships). SO EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

This is a great opportunity to meet people at your age group, make new friends, and have a great time at practice.  Hope to see you all.

Taro Ariga

Everyone, please confirm your attendance using the form below


The Southern California Kendo Organization will be holding its 14th Memorial Day Kendo Tournament.

This is the team tournament. And each team has 3 Kenshis. After you sign up, Ariga Sensei will decide the team and order for you.
There are 13 years & Under division, 14 -17 years, Adult Kyu (18 & Over), Adult Dan (18 years & Over) . This tournament is so unique that everyone has opportunities to  get prize!
Let’s grab many medals!!

1. Date: Sunday, May 30th, 2010
8:30AM to 9:00AM roll call for all divisions.

2. Place: Cerritos regional park gym
19700 Bloomfield Ave, Cerritos, CA 90703

3. Participation:
17 years & under: $15
18 years & over: $20
Bento (Luch Box): $8

You have to fill in this form and make checkable to Butokuden no later than April 29 th.

SCKO Junior Practice Schedule

Date Weekday Description Location Note
4/2 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos (Note *1: Location/Time)
4/9 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos Taro Absent (Note *2)
4/16 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
4/18 Sunday SCKO Promotion Exam OSULA
4/23 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
4/30 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/7 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos Taro Absent (Note *2)
5/14 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
5/16 Sunday Shinpan Seminar
Junior Keiko in the afternoon
OSULA Juniors to attend to do Shiai for the Shinpan Seminar
Junior Keiko to continue in the afternoon
5/21 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/28 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
5/30 Sunday Memorial Day Tournament TBD
6/4 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
6/11 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
6/18 Friday NO PRACTICE Cerritos
6/20 Sunday SCKO Godo Keiko
Junior Keiko in the afternoon
OSULA Junior Keiko to continue in the afternoon
6/25 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/2 Friday NO PRACTICE
7/3 Saturday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/4 Sunday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/5 Monday Gasshuku TBD Details TBD
7/9 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/16 Friday Junior Practice Cerritos
7/18 Sunday SCKO Godo Keiko OSULA Team Anouncement Send off Party
7/23 Friday NO PRACTICE
7/24 Saturday Junior Practice (in San Jose)
San Jose Ask for the USKU San Jose Dojo
7/25 Sunday AUSKF Junior Championships San Jose Dismissal after the Tournament