We will starts Aikido kids class from 4:15 to 5:15 on Monday and Thursday, just before the adults’ class.
This class open for 5-12 years old.
Instructor is Valentin. And Aikido students will help him teach.
It is good chance for kids to start new martial arts in Irvine,California!
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.
Every year, I go to Steveston Tournament in Vancouver Canada. This is a tournament that I have been going since the 80s, and it has become an yearly event for me. There are participants from all over Canada (West to east), from the USA, Hawaii, and sometimes Mexico. This year, due to the Winter Olympics, the tournament was postponed to May, instead of the usual February.
This year again, the number of participants were well over 300.
Butokuden sent a team and we came 3rd place in the team matches, losing to SCKO team, which was composed with the last US Team. In the individual matches, I came 3rd place, in the 4 Dan and above division.
SCKO will be holding a Shinpan Seminar on Sunday, May 16th, 2010 at OSULA. We strongly encourage all 3 Dan and above Kenshis to participate at this event. We will have our May Godogeiko after the Shinpan Seminar.
Date: Sunday May 16, 2010
Shinpan Seminar 9:00AM – 3:00PM (Registration starts at 8:30AM)
SCKO Godogeiko 3:15PM – 5:00PM
Place: OSULA Kendo Dojo
3921 Laurel Canyon Blvd, Studio City CA 91604
Eligibility: 3-Dan and Over (SCKO/WKF)
Instructor: Kyoshi 7 Dan Hori-Sensei (SCKO)
Kyoshi 7 Dan Nakashima-Sensei (SCKO)
Requirement: – Uniform: Kendogi/Hakama
– Need to bring Shinpan Flag and FIK Kendo Rules and regulation book
– All participants are required to do Shiai, so bring your Bogu
– All Juniors are required to do Shiai
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.