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notes to self: this list, already limited by what could be found
within the time constraints, was further cut down by about half due
to photo processing schedule.
Could not find many images present in 30th booklet, need to keep
First Norwalk Kendo Dojo portrait, Dec 1965
Front row, seated left to right: Akemi Hara, Jean Uwate, Thomas Fukawa,
Kiyoshi Nakagawa, Mitsuru Yamaguchi, Raymond Fukawa, Jiro Uwate,
Ray Uwate, Takeshi Nakagawa.
Middle row, seated: Kazumi Fukawa, Sachiko Hara, Makoto Yamaguchi,
Akio Hara, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Yasuko Yamaguchi, unknown.
Back row: Satoshi Nakagawa, Fred Nakagawa, Tomio Uwate,
Noriko Nakagawa, Hisashi Nakagawa, Yoshiaki Hara, Stanley Imada, Henry Kubo,
Leonard Imada, Tadashi Imada, Tom Imada.
Dojo portrait, 1966, with trophy and banner for Nisei week Tournament.
Dojo portrait, 1981
Dojo portrait, 1986
Norwalk Dojo 25th Anniversary Tournament, 1990
Norwalk Dojo has a long history of helping to train teams for national
and international competition, as well as providing competitors, coaches,
This Team SCKF competed in the
1993 United States Kendo Championships in Santa Clara.
Norwalk members included
and Steve Yoshimura (goodwill).
Dojo portrait, 1997
Celebrating with food is part of our DNA.
This cake is for the Gardena Team Tournament in 1998
Norwalk Dojo frequently hosts practices for groups visiting Southern
This photo from 1998 includes several kendo dignitaries from Japan.
update 1510.03, caption from apr'98 sckf newsletter
On Feb 27th the SCKF, in association with SCKO, welcomed a group of visiting
sensei from Japan at Norwalk Dojo. Guests were led by Matsunaga sensei
(8 dan hanshi), and included Okuzono, Kobayashi, Ishida, Ide, Higashi, Ito,
and Rikitake senseis. This was a great opportunity for nearly 100 kenshi to
practice with some of kendo's best. After practice, refreshments were
served, followed by dinner at a local restaurant. The sensei, although
tired from their travels to South and Central America, appeared to enjoy
the opportunity as much as us.
Photo for Rafu Shimpo 11/16/1999 article "Norwalk Kendo Dojo Members
Participate in National Championships in Las Vegas", including
Yung Chun Huang, Takeshi Yamaguchi, Morihei Henmi, Masahiro Omura,
Mike Yoshimura, Jean Kodama, and Koji Fukawa.
Norwalk members at the All United States Kendo Championships, USC 2002
Mori Hai Tournament, 2003
This U.S. national team competed at the World Kendo Championships
in Scotland in 2003. Norwalk members
included Mike Yoshimura and Steve Yoshimura on the men's team, and
Jean Kodama, team manager and women's coach.
The Norwalk Kendo Dojo facebook page was created in 2012. This is where
all the fun stuff is posted.