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“BUTOKUDEN, Inc. is a cultural organization whose ongoing mission is to provide an opportunity for the general public to access activities and classes rooted in Japanese culture. The organization promotes the preservation of Japanese values, traditions, history, and activities, and seeks to spread Japanese culture through instruction to the greater Southern California community.”
BUTOKUDEN has Martial Arts classes for all levels in KENDO, KARATE, NAGINATA, AIKIDO and JODO. On the cultural side, we offer KADO (Sogetsuryu Ikebana Flower Arrangement), and Bushido culture classes.
In the olden days in Japan, every major city had a place called BUTOKUDEN. This is where Martial Arts and Japanese Culture were taught to the community, and also a gathering place, where children and young adults were taught the philosophy of Bushido. BUTOKUDEN is located in the heart of Irvine, in Orange County. Please come in for a free trial for any of our classes.