2020 Steveston Tournament (Only for Butokuden Members who want to participate)

2020 Steveston Tournament (Butokuden Members ONLY)

February 8, 2020
beginning at 9:00 am at McMath High School,
4251 Garry St, Richmond, B.C.

Participants will be allowed to enter into one (1) individual category only.
Individual matches Junior 10 Years & Under
11–13 Years
14–15 Years
Ladies 16 Years+ (1 Dan & Under)
16 Years+ Older (2 Dan & Over)
Adult Kyu 16 Years+ (0–4 Kyu)
16 Years+ (1–3 Kyu)
Yudansha 1–2 dan
3 dan
4 dan+
Team Matches Junior (15 years & under)
Senior (16 years+)

15 yrs and under individual divisions
• 3 minute time limit
• One 2 minute encho
• Hantei (except in the semi-final and final matches)
• No tsuki or jodan
• No jogai hansoku for 10 yrs and under division
Ladies/Non-degree/1–2 dan individual divisions
• 3 minute time limit
• One 2 minute encho
• Hantei (except in semi-final and final matches)
3 dan+ individual divisions
• 4 Minute time limit
• 1 X 3 minute encho
• Hantei (except in semi-final and final matches)
Team matches
• 3 minute time limit for junior team
• 3 minute time limit for senior team preliminary rounds,
4 minutes for senior team semi-final and final matches
• No tsuki or jodan in the junior matches
• Lineups cannot be changed (unless due to injury)
• Senior teams must have a minimum of 3 players from
the same dojo/federation members

Toshigoshigeiko 2019 – 2020 Information

Toshigoshigeiko 2019 information:

Location: Butokuden Dojo (1581 Browning, Irvine, CA 92606)

Dojo Opens at 10:45PM
2019 Practice starts at 11:15 PM (Jigeiko Only, so please warm up yourself prior to Keiko)
2019 Practice ends at 11:55 PM

Countdown and New Year Celebration! at MIDNIGHT

2020 Practice starts at 00:10 AM
2020 Practice ends at 00:50 AM
Ozoni (Japanese rice cake soup) and Sake Party

Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you all!

Picture from 2018 – 2019 Toshigoshikeiko.


2019 Butokuden Christmas Tournament & Party (Sunday, Dec.15.19)

Butokuden Kendo Members!
This is the biggest event of our Dojo. I hope everyone can make it! A lot of games and prizes.

Tentative Schedule:

Part 1: Tournament (it may vary depending on the progress):
10:30 Roll call
11:00 Opening ceremony
11:30 Junior Tournament Starts
12:30 Junior Finals
13:30 Adult’s Tournament
14:30 Martial Arts Demonstration
15:00 Adult’s Finals
15:30 Closing Ceremony. Awards Ceremony

Part 2: Christmas Party
16:00 Party preparation
16:30 Christmas Party Starts
Potluck Dinner, Games, Santa Claus Visit, Talent Show, Present Exchange
20:00 Party Close

1) Dinner will be Potluck, so please bring your favorite dishes.
2) Present donation are welcome for Game and Talent show prizes.
3) For present exchange, please bring a gift of the following amount: Kids: up to $5, Adults: up to $10

*Bogu Division winners will compete in a Grand Champion Tournament Round! 1st Place Prize is a bogu set!*

Divisions (May vary depending on the number of participants in each division):
1. Junior Non-Bogu A (5 – 7 years old)
2. Junior Non-Bogu B (7 – 14 years old)
3. Junior A (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 9 years old and under)
4. Junior B (0 Kyu – 3 Kyu: 10 – 14 years old)
5. Junior C (2 Kyu – 1 Kyu: 14 years old and under)
6. Junior D (15 – 18 years old)
7. Junior Girls (10 – 18 years old)
8. Adult Non-Bogu (15 years old and older)
9. Adult Kyu (19 years old and older)
10. Men’s Dan (1 Dan – 3 Dan: 19 years old and older)
11. Women’s Dan (1 Dan and up: 19 years old and older)
12. Masters (45 years old and older)
13. Sensei (4 Dan and up)
* Players in the following can participate in multiple divisions
(Adult Kyu, Men’s Dan, Women’s Dan in Masters)
(Junior Girls in Junior Division)
*Division 1 – 9 have qualifying round before tournament.
*Time: Division 3 – 7 & 9: 2 min, Division 10 – 13: 3 min (may change)

2020 SCKF Kubota Memorial Tournament

2020 SCKF Kubota Memorial Tournament REGISTRATION (Butokuden Members ONLY – RSVP BY DECEMBER 19, 2019)

  • Date: Sunday, January 19th, 2020
  • Sign-in: 8:00~8:30 AM
  • Location: Dee Hardison Sports Center, Wilson Park, Torrance
    2200 Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance, CA
Tournament Fees*:
Yudansha & Adult (Age 18 & Over): $20.00
Youth (Age 17 & Under):  $15.00
Bento: $10.00

2019 SCKO Christmas Kendo Tournament (SIGN UP FOR BUTOKUDEN MEMBERS ONLY)


Entry Fee:  $0 per Competitor.  Happy Holidays!

Date:  Sunday, December 8th, 2019

Place: Torrance High School,   2200 W. Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90501

Do not go to West High!!  

Approximate Time Schedule

8:00 am Setup
8:30 am Registration
9:00 am Opening Ceremony
9:15 am Tournament Starts
12:00 pm Lunch time
Kids fun event, Red and White and Godo Keiko
4:30 pm Closing Ceremony
5:00 pm cleaning up

Court Volunteers: Please provide volunteers from each dojo (at least 3-5 people per dojo).
Volunteers, please arrive at 8:00 am for setup and meeting.

Lunch: Lunch will NOT be provided for Sensei and Volunteers. Please bring your own special
Lunch or you may order bento.

Bento box $10.00


Non-Bogu Matches : Single Elimination

·         12 & Under Non-Bogu Division
·         13 & Over Non-Bogu Division

Jr Youth

·         9 years old & under (Boys & Girls)
·         10-12 years old, 6-4 Kyu (Boys & Girls)
·         10-12 years old, 3-1 Kyu (Boys & Girls)

Sr Youth

·         13-15 Years Old any rank (Boys & Girls)
·         16-18 Year Old  any rank (Boys & Girls)


·         19 years old over , Women’s Kyu
·         19 – 39 years old, Women’s Dan
·         40 years old & above, Women’s Dan

Men’s Kyu

·         19 years old over Men’s Kyu

Men’s Dan

·         19 years old Men’s 1-2 Dan
·         Men’s 3-4 Dan (All Ages)
·         5 Dan up (All ages)

Date: 12/08

Time: 6PM


Sea Empress (Chinese Restaurant)

1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd

Gardena, CA 90247

*About 15 mins drive from Torrance High.

Fee: $30 per person (Tax and Tip included) *Beverages are not included.

*Kid’s rate: TBD

  1. Individual Match : **Divisions subject to change depending on registration**

  2. Red-White Special Team Match: If time allows.


  1. Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK).

  2. Tsuki Waza and Jodan are authorized for over 16 years old only AND MUST HAVE Dan Rank.

  3. Each kenshi can only participate in one division and is responsible for bringing one’s own Me-Jirushi

  4. Tournament brackets will be made right before the tournament. Depending on the number of participants, some divisions may be combined with others.

SCKO Promotion Mock Examination and Seminar

SCKO will be held a Promotion Mock Examination and Seminar on November 3, 2019.

Date: November 3, 2019(Sunday)
Time: 8:30 – 2:00 (Gym open at 8:00) *No lunch break, but we will have a short break.
Location: Lomita Parks & Recreation –> 24428 Eshelman Avenue Lomita, CA  90717
Eligibility: Kenshi who will take 3, 4, 5, 6Dan

Please bring your bokuto.

This time, participants will take a mock examination, and the judge senseis will give advice each time.

2019 WKF Year End Kendo Championships

2019 WKF Year End Kendo Championships BUTOKUDEN Registration Form:
RSVP by Thursday October 10th, 2019

FEE: $20 (non-refundable)
LUNCH: $12.00 (ALL shinpans and volunteers will be provided FREE lunch)

–> 8833 ACADEMY DR,


  • 10-years old and younger
  • 11-12 years old
  • 13-15 years old
  • 16-18 years old
  • 18 Years old Girls & Under
  • Adult Kyu Man & Women ( 19 & Over )
  • Women’s ( Any Age & All Ranks )
  • Seniors – 50 & Over, All Ranks
  • 1-3 Dan , Any Age
  • 4 Dan Up & Any Age
  • Team Best 3 Women Divisions ( Any Age )

Team Best 5 Divisions ( Any Age )

Competition Information:

Youth – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho (Extension)
Adult – 3 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extension)
Yudansha (Black Belt) – 4 minutes / Unlimited Encho(Extnesion)
Each participant can enter in only one division
Rank and Age as of October 26th, 2019
Regulations of the matches will follow “The Regulation of Kendo Shiai and Shinpan” set
forth by the Federation of International Kendo (FIK). Tournament rules may be subject to
change by the WKF Tournament Committee.

SCKO Shinpan Seminar

SCKO Shinpan Seminar Registration Form (Butokuden Members ONLY)

RSVP ASAP (must be done by Saturday, September 7th, 2019)


  • Date:               9/22 (Sunday)

  • Time:               9:00 AM to 4:00PM  (Godo keiko 4:00 – 4:45 if we have time.)

  • Location:        Butokuden

  • Instructor:      Mamiya sensei, Ariga sensei and Okawa sensei              *Other 7dan sensei, please support instructors. We will provide 7dan sensei’s lunch.

  • Participants:   Kendo rank of 1 Dan and above (Over 14years old)

Please come prepared with: 
 – Shinpan Ki (Referee Flags)
Mejiryushi (Red/White Ribbon tags)
Referee Booklet (2006 ver.)
Kendo Dogu and Shinai

 – Bring your own lunch

We need volunteers as player. Kyu rank and children are also welcome.
Could you please ask your dojo members. We will provide lunch for them.
If anyone can participate as player, also please write their name on the list.

2019 Butokuden & Friends Winery Gasshuku in Lompoc (July 27, 2019)

Please register using the form at the bottom of this page, so we can have an approximate head count.

PLEASE RSVP BY July 24th 2019!

We will have our annual Winery Gasshuku as follows. Unfortunately, we were not able to book the Dojo on Sunday morning, so you will be able to sleep in!

Pictures from Last year winery gasshuku.

Date/Time (July 27, 2019)
July 27 (Saturday):
1-4 PM: Kendo Practice
5-??: Wine and BBQ


Lompoc Recreational Center
124 W Walnut, Lompoc, CA 93436
Same as last year.

Carter wine!

Dojo rental:
Adult Kenshis: $20 (if more needed, I will ask for a few more dollar on the spot)
18 & Under: $0 FREE

Wine and BBQ:
Adult: $30
18 & Under: $5

Everyone to book the hotel on their own! Closest hotels to Jason’s place are the following:

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western Lompoc, Lompoc
Holiday Inn Express Lompoc, Lompoc
Motel 6 Lompoc, Lompoc

Looking forward to a BIG participation!

2019 Nikkei Games (August 4, 2019) Registration form (Butokuden Members only!) RSVP JULY 18

Date: August 4, 2019
Roll Call: 8:30 AM
Place: CSULB, Pyramid


*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 Dan, 2 Dan, 3 Dan, 4 Dan & Up, Women’s Dan, Adult Kyu (18 yrs & over)
4 minutes, Unlimited Extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow for Adult Kyu*

*Kyu Team
0-4 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under)
3-1 Kyu Team (3 kenshi, 17 years of age and under), open division, mix and Match of team members from other dojo/federation allowed)
Each Dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension
*No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki allow

*Kachinuki Team
3 Kenshi consisting of any combination of below mentioned:
-Adult kyu (18 years of age and older)
– Yudansha (up to 3 dan and 30 years of age and older)
Minimum of 2 Kenshi per team
Taisho cannot tie. If there are any ties prior to the Taisho match both participants will sit down.
No jodan, no nito, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams for both Kyu and Kachinuki Teams.

Tournament Fee: $30.00
◦ Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission.
* There will be fee for car park at CSULB parking lot