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 [...]

Shin Sensei’s “Have a Safe Trip” and Nagisa Sensei’s Welcome Potluck Party

Dear Butokuden Members:

As you know Shin Sensei will be temporarily going back to Japan on April 8 (actually, he is going to Portugal for 9 weeks to teach Kendo, before going back to Japan). So, his last practice at our Dojo will be April 3. He is planned to come back to our Dojo [...]

2014 Portuguese National Team and Latin American Leader’s Joint Gasshuku (March 15 – 22)

I have been coaching the Portuguese National team for the last 10 years, and since 2013, they have been coming to BUTOKUDEN Dojo for a week of Kendo Gasshuku. This year, we have also invited the Latin American countries leaders to come and participate at our Gasshuku. We will have participants from Portugal, Mexico, Ecuador, [...]