2021 Butokuden Kendo Year End Tournament Adults: Sunday 19, 2021 / Juniors: Tuesday 21. 2021

Dear Butokuden Members:

For the past 17 years, our Dojo’s Year End Tournament and Party has been one of the biggest event of the year. We always had it on the 3rd Sunday of December, adults and juniors together, with the potluck party after the tournament. Last year for the first time, we cancelled the event. This year, I was hoping to have one, but the new Covid variants has been surging and I feel that it is not safe to do at a large scale as we did in the past. So we will have the events as follows.

  • Adults: December 19 (Sunday) 2:00 – 6:00 PM Tournament
  • Juniors: Tuesday 21. 2021 (4:30 – 7:00 PM)

Please fill out the form ASAP (on the bottom of this page), so we can start preparing the tournament brackets. There will be prizes for the winners.

I hope everyone can participate!



December 19 (Sunday) (Last Adults practice of the year will be on December 23 Thursday.)

2:00 – 4:00 PM Tournament

Adult Tournament Schedule

Opening Ceremony

  • National Anthem
  • Moment of Silence in memory of Hori sensei
  • Opening Speech
  • Return of Trophies
  • Sportsman’s pledge
  • Shinpancho’s Speech
  • Kendo Kata Demonstration: Ian Kotake (Uchitachi) x Gen Takahashi (Shitachi)



  • Non-Bogu
  • Women Kyu
  • Men Kyu
  • Adult Dan (3 Dan & Under)
  • Women Dan (1 Dan and up)
  • Sensei Division (4 Dan & up)
  • Senior Division (50 & up)


GENTEN Grand Finals

4:00 – 6:00 PM Closing ceremony and Refreshment



December 21 (Tuesday) This will be the last practice of 2021:

4:30 – 6:30 PM: Tournament

Junior Tournament Schedule

Opening Ceremony

  • Opening Speech
  • Sportsman’s pledge (Dan)
  • Shinpancho’s Speech
  • Kendo Kata Demonstration: Yuma (Motodachi) x Irene (Kakarite)



  • Non-Bogu
  • Bogu (Little)
  • Bogu (Intermediate)
  • Bogu (Advanced)

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Closing ceremony