Butokuden Dojo Opening Ceremony

On July 8, 2012, we had our Butokuden Dojo official Opening ceremony.

Our guest of honor was Tomoharu Ito Sensei (Kendo 8 Dan, Iaido 8 Dan, Former Chief Instructor of Taihojutsu at Tokyo Metropolitan Police). We also had special guest, Mr. Sukhee Kang (Mayor of the City of Irvine), Ichiro Murakami Sensei (President of All USA Kendo Federation, Vice-president of International Kendo Federation), and many other guests.

Ito Sensei performing Iaido Demonstration:

With Mr. Sukhee Kang, Mayor of Irvine

After the Kendo Godogeiko

Highlights from the Opening ceremony

June 10, 2012

Dear Senseis and Budoka Friends:

Thank you very much for being part of the Grand Opening of our Butokuden Dojo, on July 8, 2012.

Thanks to all of you, the ceremony was a very successful one, and we were able to have a new start for our Dojo. In the other hand, greater responsibilities and challenges lay ahead. I will just keep practicing hard myself, and strive to introduce the correct Martial Arts to the community.

I hope you can come and visit our Dojo for practices again in the near future.

Thank you,

Taro Ariga

拝啓 盛夏の候、皆様におかれましては、ますますご清栄のこととお慶び申し上げます。
まずは、書中をもちましてお礼申し上げます 。
敬 具

武徳殿 館長  有賀 太郎