Kancho Joko Ninomiya Sensei Visit to Butokuden

Here is an important information from Kakutani Sensei.

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Enshin Karate Irvine at Butokuden will host a special training seminar with Enshin Karate Grandmaster Kancho Joko Ninomiya on Nov 7-8, 2009.

Day 1: Saturday Nov 7, 2009
4:00 pm ~

Adults and children 12 years and older
*Enshin Members Fee $20 (Non-Enshin Members Fee $40)
* Enshin members who took a promotion test on Sep 2009 are exempted from this fee.

Day 2: Sunday Nov 8, 2009
9:00am ~ 10:30am
Children under 12 years old
Enshin members only

Please email to karate@butokuden.com for inquiry and registration. The deadline to register is Nov 1st.

Thank you,

Go ‘Alex’ Kakutani
Enshin Karate Irvine Branch Chief

Kyudo Seminar in Spartanburg SC

Message from Doug Sakurai Sensei

“From July 27-August 1, twenty five kyudo students from Southern California, including many from Butokuden dojo will be traveling to Spartanburg, South Carolina for our annual American Kyudo Seminar. There will be 5 days of instruction from three Hachidan Hanshi instructors sent from Japan and an opportunity to test for rank on August 1. Good luck to all those students testing. There will be no kyudo class at Butokuden on July 27th.”

2009 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament

To BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Please find below the information regarding the 2009 Nikkei Games Kendo Tournament. Please read carefully the information below.

Date: August 16, 2009
Roll Call: 7:30 AM
Place: CSULB Pyramid

This tournament is for both Kyu and Dan divisions.
Please respond to this e-mail to kendo@butokuden.com by Thursday, July 23rd if you would like to participate at this tournament.
We also need Shinpan (referees) for this tournament (4 Dan or higher).

Thanks,

Taro Ariga

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Tournaments
*Yudansha Divisions (Regular Tournament)
1 dan, 2 dan,3 dan,4 dan, and 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 of age and under)
Rules: Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams in each division
3 minutes, no extension

*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 can not tie.  If there are any ties prior to the taisho match both participants will sit down.
No jodan, no nitto, and no tsuki
Each dojo can submit up to 2 teams

Tournament Fee:  $20.00
Officials, staff members, spectators, and volunteers have FREE admission. However, they will be asked to pay a parking fee.

Volunteer: Three courts and front desk need volunteers

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BUTOKUDEN Dojo Martial Arts Training Center

We have opened a new website for our BUTOKUDEN Dojo Martial Arts Training Center.

Now, Martial Artists in the Orange County, California have a place to enjoy practicing various styles of Japanese authentic Martial Arts in one single location, BUTOKUDEN. We have classes for all levels in Kendo, Karate, Kyudo, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, and Jodo. BUTOKUDEN is 100% backed by e-bogu.com, Inc., world leading Martial Arts equipment supplier, in order to promote Martial Arts to the community.

In the olden days in Japan, every major city had a place called BUTOKUDEN. This is where Martial Arts were taught to the community, and also a cultural gathering place, where children and young adults were taught the philosophy of Bushido through the Arts of Budo.

We have students from all over Los Angeles, Orange County, San Bernardino and San Diego area.