Dec 31: Toshigoshi Keiko (11 pm)

This is an annual event at our Dojo. We have been doing Toshigoshi Keiko since the start of our Dojo, back in 2004. We start practice at 11:00PM on new year’s eve, practice until midnight, we stop the Keiko to celebrate the new year, and [...]

2015 International Butokuden Kendo Gashuku Invitation

December 13, 2014 Dear Senseis and Kendo Friends:

As many of you know, I have been coaching the Portuguese national team for the past 11 years. After building our Butokuden Dojo in 2012, I started conducting annual Kendo Gasshukus here at our Dojo in Irvine, California. This Gasshuku was designed as part of the training [...]

2014 Paso Robles Kendo Gasshuku (August 16 – 17)

2nd Annual SCKO Summer Gasshuku in Paso Robles Levels: Open to all Level Kenshis (non-bogu and with-bogus, kids and adults)

Fees: Gasshuku fee: Free BBQ at Barrel 27 Winery (Food and all you can drink wine and drinks inclusive) Adults: $15 Juniors (18 and under): Free

Date/Time Schedule:

August 16 Saturday: 11:45AM: Arrive at the [...]

USA Kendo Championships Celebration Party! (Butokuden Dojo Version)

Butokuden Kendo Members:

As you know, last weekend was the AUSKF Championships. From our Dojo the following players participated:

1) Junior Youth Division: 1st place Team Matches a. Gen takahashi b. Arata Ogikubo (Top 8, individual)

2) Senior Youth Division a. Ryo Ogikubo

3) Senior Division: 2nd place Team Matches a. Lee Uchida

4) Women’s [...]

2014 All USA Kendo Championships Info (June 27 – 29) San Diego California

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2014 Butokuden Junior Kendo Camp Application Form (July 7 – 10)

Butokuden Kendo Dojo will be hosting a Junior Summer Kendo camp.

Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo Date: July 7 – 10 (Mon – Thu) Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM Fee: $40 (Butokuden Members), $60 (Non Butokuden members) Ages: 7 – 20 years old

Instructor: Nagisa Komorida 4 Dan 2012 All Japan University Champion 2013 West [...]

SCKO T-shirt Order form (Butokuden Dojo Only)

Please respond by June 8. If you need multiple shirts, please fill out one form for each shirt. Loading…

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Activity Schedule (May – July, 2014)

May 18: SCKO Godogeiko @ Butokuden (9:00 – Noon). Please be at the Dojo by 8:30

May 18: SCKO Team Practice @ Butokuden (2:00 – 5:00)

May 23 – 27 (Ito sensei’s visit to Butokuden Dojo) Details >> http://www.butokuden.com/2014/05/16/ito-sensei-visit-to-butokuden-dojo-may-22-27/

May 25 Memorial Day Tournament (Marina High School, Huntington Beach)

May 25 After Memorial day Tournament: [...]

Ito Sensei visit to Butokuden Dojo (May 22 – 27)

Butokuden Kendo Members and friends:

As I have been mentioning at practices, Ito Sensei will be visiting us from Japan, May 22 to 27. During his stay, we are planning a special practice schedule as follows. Ito sensei is coming all the way from Japan, only with the purpose of teaching us. So please make [...]

18th Annual Memorial Day Kendo Tournament (Sunday May 25th, 2014)


Sunday, May 25th, 2014

RSVP: May 6


1. Date: Sunday, May 25th, 2014 2. Place: Marina High School (15871 Springdale Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92649) 3. Roll Call: On the tournament date, registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:00 am (PST). 4. Eligibility: Valid [...]