Ito Sensei visit to Butokuden Dojo (May 22 – 27)

Butokuden Kendo Members and friends:

As I have been mentioning at practices, Ito Sensei will be visiting us from Japan, May 22 to 27. During his stay, we are planning a special practice schedule as follows. Ito sensei is coming all the way from Japan, only with the purpose of teaching us. So please make the best effort to come to all these practices. You do not get much chance to get direct instruction from a 8th Dan Sensei . Tomoharu Ito Sensei is Kendo 8th Dan, Iaido 8 Dan, former Head Instructor of Tokyo Metropolitan Police Taihojutsu (Arresting Technique).

May 22 (Thu):
Arrive in the evening (LAX)
Check in at the Hotel and visit Dojo

May 23 (Fri):
Asageiko: 8:00 – 9:00 AM (Tentative)
Special Evening practice: 8:00 – 9:00 PM

May 24 (Sat):
Kendo Seminar for Adults (9:00 – 16:00) (Juniors welcome to attend too!)
Welcome Dinner at a restaurant: TBD

My 25 (Sun)
SCKO Memorial Day Tournament (Ito sensei’s schedule to be determined)
After tournament: Party at Lee’s Home (Huntington Beach)

May 26 (Mon) Memorial Day (No school!)
Kendo Seminar for Juniors (9:00 – 16:00) (Adults welcome to attend too!)
Potluck party at Butokuden Dojo

May 27(Tue)
Asageiko: 8:00 – 9:00 AM (Tentative)
Butokuden Regular practice 1BU
Butokuden Regular practice 2BU (Instructed by Ito Sensei)
Butokuden Regular practice 3BU (Instructed by Ito Sensei)
Departure late night (LAX)