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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
Kyu 17 years & under
Kyu 18 years & above
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
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.