Southern California
Kendo Federation


Shodai Sensei Visit

Shodai Kenji sensei, 2008 All Japan Kendo Champion, will be visiting Southern California in November. He is with the Kanagawa Police Department and specializes in jodan-no-kamae.

The following events are planned:

  • Sat 11/21
    • kendo seminar
      • 3:00-5:00pm at Wilson Park (arrive 2:15pm)
      • content includes basics of kendo, basics of jodan-no-kamae, offense/defense to jodan-no-kamae
      • open to all kenshi
    • welcome party
      • 6:30-8:30pm at Sea Empress Restaurant, Gardena
      • $30 per person includes tax but not drinks
      • rsvp by 11/8 to Okawa sensei
    • see flier for details on Saturday events, including dinner sign up form

  • Sun 11/22
    • kendo seminar
      • 9am-12pm at Norwalk Dojo     *** NOTE TIME CHANGE! ***
      • for 3dan and above; spectators welcome
    • lunch will be served after the seminar
      • please give a head count by dojo to Yamasaki sensei no later than Thursday 11/19 (include parents and all attendees)
      • responses so far: Costa Mesa (10), Cypress (5), Industry (3), Norwalk (30), OCB (4) PCI (6), San Diego (1), Sho Tokyo (10), Torrance (15)

  • these events are open to SCKO, SCKF, and WKF members

  • see photos by Dennis Ralutin: Saturday, Sunday

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