Kim Kyung Nam Sensei Visit to BUTOKUDEN Dojo

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members and Friends:

We will have Kim Kyung Nam sensei to visit BUTOKUDEN dojo on the following days. Everyone is welcome to join our open practice.

Wednesday, June 9
Wednesday June 16
7:00 – 9:00PM (Please be on time)

Location: BUTOKUDEN Dojo
17346 Eastman
Irvine, CA 92614-5522

I have known Kim sensei for over 20 years, and he is definitely one of the strongest Kendo players I have practiced with. He has participated in various WKCs, representing Korea. I am sure it will be a great experience even just to watch his Kendo.

Taro Ariga & Kim Kyung Nam

Looking forward to seeing you all.

Taro

Kyudo Promotion test in Tokyo

It held Kyudo promotion test in Tokyo.
This is the students from Butokuden who passed this time!
Congratulations!

Takahashi Hoshina – Shodan
Akemi Kotaki – 3 Dan
Sara Kurachi – 3 Dan
Toshitsugu Fujimura – 3 Dan
Jeremy Cail – 4 Dan
George Nakashima – 5 Dan
Masatsugu Owaki – Renshi

Congratulations!!

SCKO and SCKF Junior Godogeiko (May 2, 2010)

Today we had the Joint Junior Godogeiko between SCKO and SCKF. It was a great practice and we had many participants from both organizations. I would like to thank all parents who took their time to bring the kids to practice. I am sure it was a great experience for all kids.

At the end of practice, we had a goodwill Shiai and here are the results. Thank you Natsuko-san, for keeping the tournament records.

SCKO vs SCKF Godogeiko (May 2, 2010) Shiai

by Natsuko Takahashi

COURT A

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Arata

OO

Suzuki

Jiho

Yamada

O

Horii

Sansho

Kentaro

OO

O

Sugiyama

Chuken

Gaku

OO

Nagatani

Rokusho

Sugeta

O

Nogimura

Nanasho

Sayaka

OO

Arima

Fukusho

Ogikubo

OO

O

Nagasawa

Taisho

Shintaro

OO

Chan

Daihyo

Ogikubo

O

Nogimura

Wins

4

4

Points

8

8

Daihyo

1

COURT B

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Tateda

OO

Hakamada

Jiho

Miyazaki

X

X

Hiki

Sansho

Sasaki

OO

Yonsho

Ian

O

OO

Kan

Chuken

Kato

OO

Rokusho

Yamamoto

O

Oft

Nanasho

Cozo

O

OO

Suzuki

Fukusho

Hutchinson

X

X

Yoon

Taisho

Hutchinson

OO

Kobayashi

Daihyo

Maeda

OO

Kim

Wins

4

4

Points

10

7

COURT C

SCKO

SCKF

Sempo

Miyazato

X

X

Roford

Jiho

Hanako

OO

Kim

Sansho

Gen

O

Shin

Yonsho

Kiuchi

OO

Mizobe

Chuken

Ryo

O

Sato

Rokusho

Brandon

OO

Hakamada

Nanasho

Haruna

OO

Tamaki

Fukusho

Kumagai

OO

Makiuchi

Taisho

Honma

O

O

Watanabe

Daihyo

Lee

OO

O

Choi

Wins

4

4

Points

7

10

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.

THE 14TH MEMORIAL DAY KENDO TOURNAMENT

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)
Dinner/Meeting
San Jose Ask for the USKU San Jose Dojo
7/25 Sunday AUSKF Junior Championships San Jose Dismissal after the Tournament

2010 Steveston Kendo Taikai

This year again, we have been invited to participate at the Steveston Tournament in Vancouver, Canada (May 8). This is one of the largest tournament in North America, and I have been going there for the past 20 years, if not more. It is usually held in February, but this year, due to the Olympics, it was postponed to May.  There are participants from all over the USA, Canada, Hawaii, and sometimes Mexico. It is a great tournament, and I am sure you will have a great time.

It is a great opportunity to compete with great players in North America, as well as making a lot of great friends. The あtournament is on Saturday and, usually on Friday, there is a Godo Geiko. Sunday we can do some sightseeing around beautiful Vancouver.

If you are interested in this tournament, please fill in this form until April 13th.

Also hotel accommodation are available at the Best Western Richmond Inn under the “Stevenston Kendo club. Room rates are approximately $119.00/night+ tax.

Best Western Richmond Inn
7551 Westminster Hwy
Richmond, BC    V6X 1A3
Phone: (604) 273-7878

Promotion test on April 18th, 2010

We have promotion test on April 18th, 2010.

It will be held at Osaka Sangyo University, Studio City.
Their address is 3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604.

The Examination fee depends on which rank you try, so that please refer following chart.

Exam Fee Certificate Fees
Kyu 17 years & under $10.00 $10.00
Kyu 18 years & above $10.00 $20.00
1 Dan $15.00 $30.00
2 Dan $25.00 $40.00
3 Dan $35.00 $60.00
4 Dan $45.00 $80.00

For Example, you are 30 years old and will take 4 Kyu.
You need to pay $10.00 in advance as exam fee.
After you pass the test, you have to pay $20 for certificate fee.
If you don’t pass, you don’t need to pay this fee.

From 1 kyu, you should submit the paper exam.Please make sure you make papers.
I advice you that you prepare papers as soon as possible and ask Ariga Sensei to check.

Also from 1 kyu, you are requested to do Kata.
Please practice Kata by yourself as soon as possible too.

Please fill in this form and make a check to Butokuden no later than  March 30

Practice at Kakihara san’s Dojo

The Dojo at Redlands of our member, Kakihara-san, has been accepted to be part of SCKO recently.
We are planning to go there on April 4th and have practice with them around 10:30 am.

This is the address;
590 Nevada Street, units A, B and C
Redlands, CA 92373
Office phone: (909)335-5411

The dojo is facing to Nevada Street. The floor (mat) size is 13m by 13m.
There is a wooden floor, but it is as small as 7m by 13m.
It takes about 1 hour from Butokuden according to google map.

Please sign up here, if you are interested in.

Good will practice with All Japan Jr Kenshi

On March 21, we will have good will practice with All Japan Jr. Kenshi at Vennice Dojo. It is very good oppotunity for especially elementary, middle or High school kids. It is from 1:00pm. After practice around 6:00, they will have a good will party.As it is far away, we can share the ride.

Please fill in this form if you are interested in.