BUTOKUDEN Annual Toshikoshi Keiko

This is an yearly event that we have at our Dojo. We start Kendo practices at 11:30PM on December 31 and keep on practicing until January 1. Everyone from anywhere is welcome to participate at this practice. We will provide light Japanese traditional snack after practice, so please fill out the form below, in order for us to have a head count on the number of people participating in this event. PLEASE BE AT THE DOJO BY 11:00PM


Time: December 31, 2009 (11:30PM) – January 1, 2010 (0:30AM)

Place: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
17346 Eastman
Irvine, CA 92614-5522


Chuo Dojo & Butokuden Joint Kendo Seminar

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Here is an invitation from Chuo Dojo to have a joint Kendo Seminar. The seminar will be taught by Shikai Sensei (Kendo Kyoshi 7 Dan) and Attila Nemeti. Shikai Sensei was the Manager of the USA Team in the 13WKC. All levels of Kenshis are welcome to join. After the seminar, we will have a BBQ Party at Attila-san’s Ranch. It will be a lot of fun. Please come and join!

Since the location is quite far from our Dojo, we are planning to carpool. Please let us know if you need carpool.




2009 BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo Tournament & Christmas Party

There will be many event scheduled for this day, so I am looking for everyone to attend.

Location: BUTOKUDEN Kendo Dojo
December 20, 2009
Tournament: 11AM – 5PM
Christmas Party: 5:30PM ~


Attendance Sheet


Seo Sensei’s visit to Butokuden Dojo

BUTOKUDEN Kendo Members:

Subject: Seo Sensei’s (Kendo 8 Dan) visit
Date: December 10
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 PM

From Small

Seo Sensei (Executive Vice President of Korean Kumdo Federation for Social Members
) will be visiting our Dojo on December 10. We will have an open practice starting at 7PM. Thanks to Kim sensei, we were able to arrange Seo Sensei’s visit to our Dojo, during his busy schedule here in the USA.

I have known Seo Sensei from a long time ago, and he took very good care of me when I went to Korea for Kendo training back in 2001. He was also one of the referees who refereed my match at the 11WKC in 2000 (Semi Finals, Taisho match Canada x Japan). You can watch that match on Youtube. Keep your calendar open. It will be a great opportunity to practice with a high ranking sensei from Korea.


Seo Sensei’s Profile:
Represented Korea at WKC
WKC referee
Byung-Yoon Seo (8 Dan)
Exec. Vice President of Korea Kumdo Federation

11WKC in 2000 (Semi Finals, Taisho match Canada x Japan) Ariga x Takahashi

Shodai Sensei Kendo Seminar

This is a special message from SCKO Secretary Okawa Sensei.

Shodai Sensei was part of the Japanese team. I would strongly recommend attending this seminar, and feel how a All Japan level is.

You can watch his video against USA here.


Special Seminar with All Japan Kendo Champion

We will have a special kendo seminar with the 2008 All Japan Kendo Champion, Kenji Shodai. It is an excellent opportunity to learn great kendo and we encourage your attendance.

Date: November 21st, Saturday
Place: Wilson Park 2200 Crenshaw Blvd Torrance, CA 90501
Time: 3:00 PM Start (arrive early)
Instructor: Shodai Kenji Sensei, 5dan
Kanagawa Police Department
2008 All Japan Kendo Tournament Champion
Content: Basics of Kendo seminar
Offence to JODAN stance
Defense to JODAN stance

Eligibility: SCKO, SCKF and Western Kendo Federation members

Welcome party for Shodai Sensei

We are inviting Shodai Sensei to dinner and people are welcome to attend the party!

Place: Sea Empress restaurant 1636 W Redondo Beach Blvd. Gardena, California 90247
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Party fee: $30 per parson includes TAX. (Does NOT include Liquor & drinks)

Please RSVP by November 6 by filling out the form below: