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, [...]

BUTOKUDEN Dojo Toshigoshi Keiko 2013 – 2014

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 then we [...]

2013 BUTOKUDEN Kendo Christmas Tournament & Party

Pictures from 2012 Butokuden Kendo Christmas Party.



Nice video by Alex Rodrigues School project

Butokuden Kendo (10/31/2013) by Alex Rodrigues

2013 SCKO Individual Kendo Championship (October 6, 2013)


Date: October 6th, 2013 (Sunday)

Roll Call from 8:30 – 9:00AM


Place: Marina High School 15871 Springdale St

Huntington Beach,CA92649


Eligibility: AUSKF Members Only Event: Individual Kendo Tournament


Entree fee: $20.00

Bento: $8.00 each

*All Shinpan and Volunteers, Lunch will be provided by [...]

73rd Annual Nisei Week Kendo Kyu Tournament (August 18, 2013)

August 18, 2013

8:00~8:30 (all divisions)

Place: Almansor Park Gym

800 S Almansor St, Alhambra, CA 91801

Cross Streets: Between Los Higos St and Park St

Tournament Individual Matches; 3 minutes, 2 min extension, hantei

(Except semifinals and final)

Team Matches; 3 minutes, no extension



12th Nikkei Games: Budo Tournament (Kendo) August 11, 2013

Date: August 11, 2013 Roll Call: 8:30 AM Place: CSULB, Pyramid

Tournament *Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament) 1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan ,4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan Rules: 4 minutes, Unlimited Extension

*Kyu Team 0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 yeas of age and under) 3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years [...]

2013 SCKO Memorial Day Tournament (Sunday, May 26) Registration Form (Butokuden Members)

RSVP May 5, 2013 Tournament Date Sunday, May 26 (See Details below) 1. Date: Sunday, May 26th, 2013 8:30AM to 9:00AM roll call for all divisions.

2. Place: Marina High School 15871 Springdale St, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

3. Eligibility: AUSKF Member

4. Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (Three Kenshis per team) [...]