Kancho Joko Ninomiya Seminar

Enshin Karate
Nov. 7-8 2009 Kancho Ninomiya visited Butokuden for the 4th annual special training seminar. 11 adult students and 18 kids students from Butokuden had a very rare opportunity to learn directly from Kancho. On the same day, Alex Hayato Mikasa completed 10-men kumite and got promoted to 1st Degree Black Belt after 4 years of hard training. Enshin Karate Inter-Dojo Tournament at Denver, Colorado Nov. 14, 2009 Yoko Nitta and Yoshimi Asano represented Enshin Karate Irvine Branch at Butokuden to participate the annual Inter-Dojo Tournament that was held at Enshin Karate Headquarter in Denver, Colorado. Although it was their very first time to compete in any Karate tournament, they both impressed other Enshin members by their superior performance and brought 2 trophies back to Butokuden. Kata Division (co-ed): 3rd Place…
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Greg’s Daughter’s Fundrasing Program

BUTOKUDEN News
Sensei Greg Vahanian Support Gregory Vahanian is one of my first black belt students who followed me from NY to Colorado and was the head instructor at CU Boulder when he went to college there. On Monday, August 24th, 2009, the doctors diagnosed his 2-year-old daughter, Isabella, with leukemia. She has begun chemotherapy treatment and will require in-hospital care for close to a year. Greg and his wife Wendy have been at Isabella's side 24 hours a day 7 days a week each taking 12 hour shifts. Insurance will not cover everything so I wanted to post this to help raise money for Greg and Wendy in this challenging time they are having. Whether or not you are able to offer financial assistance, I would greatly appreciate your keeping Isabella,…
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Kancho Joko Ninomiya Sensei Visit to Butokuden

Enshin Karate
Here is an important information from Kakutani Sensei. ====================== 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
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BUTOKUDEN Dojo Martial Arts Training Center

Announcement
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,…
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