2022 California Memorial Kendo Team Tournament Registration Form (Butokuden Members Only)

RSVP BY TUESDAY MAY 5th, 2022! NO EXCEPTIONS FOR LATE REGISTRATIONS! Please answer in the correct format in the parenthesis.

Date: Sunday, May 22nd, 2022
Location: West High School: 20401 Victor St, Torrance, CA 90503
Roll Call: Registration/Sign-in will take place from 8:00am to 8:30 am.
Eligibility: Must be a Valid AUSKF Member
Event: TEAM TOURNAMENT (three players per team) with the following divisions:

  • 11 years and under Kids Division
  • Adult Kyu Division (19 years old and up)
  • 12-14 years-old Jr.Youth Division
  • Women’s Division
  • 15-18 years-old Sr. Youth Division
  • Yudansha Division
  • 5 Player Federation Division (NEW)*

Fees: (non-refundable)
18 years and under $15.00 per person
19 years and up $20.00 per person
Bento (Lunch box) $12.00 per person (*Bento will be provided for all Shinpan)


2022 WKF Spring Kendo Championships (April 30, 2022) for BUTOKUDEN Members only RSVP April 14!!

• Date and Time: Saturday, April 30th, 2022
• Gym Open at 7:00AM, Registration 8:00AM ~ 8:30AM)
• Place: Los Angeles High School, Gymnasium
• Address: 4650 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90019
• Fees: Registration $25.00, Lunch $15.00
• Q&A: wkf.tournament@gmail.com
• Check Payable To: BUTOKUDEN

• 10 Years Old and Underage Division
• 11 – 12 Years Old Division
• 13 – 15 Years Old Division
• 16 – 18 Years Old Division
• 18 Years Old and Under Girls Division
• Adult Kyu Division
• Women’s Division
• Senior Division (Over 50 Years Old)
• Super Senior Division (Over 62 Years Old)
• 1 – 3 Dan Division
• 4 Dan and Up Division
• Women’s Team Best 3 Division
• Team Best 5 Division
The age of the 2022 WKF Spring Kendo Championship shall determine as of  April 30th, 2022

• Each individual in only eligible to participate in a single individual division.
• Youth Divisions and Adult Kyu (18 years Old and Underage Divisions, 19 Years and Older Kyu Division)
– Not allowed Tsuki, Nito, and Jodan.
– 3 Minutes and Hante (Round Robin)
– 3 Minutes plus 2 Minutes Encho, and Hante (Tournament)
– 3 Minutes and Encho (Semi-Final and Final round)
• Women’s, Senior, Super Senior, 1-3 Dan, and 4 Dan & Up Divisions:
– 4 Minutes and Encho
• Team Division
– 3 Minutes


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


Risako Sensei TOKUREN Kendo Practice Starts September 1, 2021

Butokuden Kendo Members wearing Bogu,

We will start Risako sensei’s TOKUREN practice starting September 1, 2021.

As you know, Risako sensei graduated from a very prestigious Kendo University in Japan, and she is currently a PhD Candidate in Sports Coaching. During her stay here in the USA, she will be sharing her knowledge with our Dojo juniors who wants to be better in Kendo (Adults are welcome to participate, if you can do practice the entire practice, but emphasis in on Juniors).  This is a great opportunity to learn from the best.

Time: Wednesdays 6 – 7 PM


  1. Butokuden Members only
  2. You must be wearing Bogu.