Summary for 2016
January

  • Happy 2016!
    We are looking forward to another great year at Norwalk Dojo. To see what happened in past years, see the archives.

  • Fri 1/8/16: first kendo keiko of 2016
    Quick review of dojo policies:
    • new beginners accepted on 1st practice of odd months. Please encourage friends and relatives to join; we especially need kids!
    • roll call at beginning of practice
    • notify the dojo in writing for lengthy absences
    • 3kyu and above (and sometimes below!) should be able to lead warm up exercises and conduct roll call
    • 2dan and above should be able to lead kihon-dosa exercises
    • kenshi in full bogu expected to participate in
      - monthly tournament (last Mon odd, last Fri even months)
      - 3kyu and above: Fri ato-geiko
    • other dojo practices
      - special practice one Sunday per month
      - yudansha keiko 1st Mondays
      - shiai geiko 3rd Mondays
    • to advance in rank: see the promotion page

    Monthly attendance recognition:

    • Congratulations to Yoon Courtney and Kodama Jean for achieving perfect attendance in December!
    • Excellent attendance: Fu Linda, Cho Ryan, Cho Daniel.

    We will be distributing 2015 menjo and other awards (we were unable to do this at last year's Christmas party because it was held at a restaurant, rather than at the dojo). We have also been accumulating undistributed menjo and other items for the past several years. If your name is listed on this page, please come to practice to pick up your award or menjo!

    A huge thank you to the moms for preparing the delicious zenzai and freshly made mochi with all the fixings!

    Also thank you very much to Mazkiya USA for Year of the Monkey tenugui! We gave these out to kenshi who attended the first Friday and Monday practices of 2016.

  • Sat 1/9/16: SCKF godo geiko; board meeting, Chuo 6pm; 7:30pm

  • Mon 1/11/16: first iaido keiko of 2016

  • Mon 1/11/16: keiko and monthly yudansha keiko
    Thank you to Brown sensei (TOR) for practicing with us.

  • Fri 1/15/16: funeral for Asai sensei
    11am at Green Hills Cemetary Chapel, 27501 S Western Ave, Rancho Palos Verdes CA 90275. If you would like to mail koden, send it to Henry Asai c/o Cliff Asai, 2621 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90064 (payable to Henry S. Asai). From Norwalk Kodama Jean, Tekin Korhan, and Miyagawa Misako attended.

  • Fri 1/15/16: keiko
    Welcome back prodigal son Trost Jeffrey, on break from grad school in Turkey! He will be returning 2/18. Also thank you to Goya sensei (OCB) for practicing with us.

  • Sun 1/17/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice , 9-11am
    This special practice will start at 9am.

  • Mon 1/18/16: monthly shiai geiko

  • Fri 1/22/16: monthly dojo tournament
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Kim Ryan (4-1 kyu), Tseng George (adult kyu), and Ji Daniel (yudansha).

  • Sun 1/24/16: SCKF Open Memorial Tournament, Wilson Park
    This first triennial SCKF Open Memorial tournament will honor the memory of Yamaguchi sensei and Murakami sensei. Norwalk participants include Kim Ryan, Cho Daniel, Cho Ryan (5-4kyu); MacIntyre Cole, Tseng George (adult); Yoon Courtney (women's dan); Ji Daniel (1-3dan); Nguyen Emil, Kariya Yoshijiro (4dan and above); Nguyen Emil, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean (shinpan).

    Congratulations to trophy winners Kim Ryan: 2nd place 5-4 kyu; Ji Daniel: honorable mention 1-3 dan, Yoon Courtney: 3rd place women's dan!

  • Sat-Sun 1/30-31/16: FIK Shinpan Seminar, Toronto
    Kodama Jean will be attending.
February

  • Mon 2/1/16: monthly yudansha keiko

  • Fri 2/5/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Kim Ryan and Liao William for achieving perfect attendance in January!
    • Excellent attendance: Kodama Jean
    • Good attendance: MacIntyre Cole, Yoon Brian
    Thank you to the Liao family for bringing birthday cake for an early celebration, and happy birthday William!

  • Sat 2/6/16: funeral for Fukawa sensei
    1pm at OCB, 909 S Dale Ave, Anaheim CA 92804, followed by reception at 3pm. If you would like to mail koden, send it to Raymond Fukawa, 15525 Talbot Dr, La Mirada CA 90638.

  • Sun 2/7/16: SCKF New Year's Party, Almansor Court
    Norwalk attendees include Yoon Brian, Kariya Yoshijiro, and Kodama Jean. Need to take $70 dojo check and $50 door prize.

  • Sat 2/13/16: SCKF godo geiko; board meeting, Chuo 6pm; 7:30pm

  • Sun 2/14/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice cancelled
    Have a nice Valentine's Day!

  • Sat 2/20/16: Steveston Kendo Tournament, Steveston Canada
    Norwalk participants include Ji Daniel, Yoon Courtney, Fu Linda, and Kariya Yoshijiro, chaperoned by Yoon Brian and Kay.

  • Sun 2/28/16: SCKF shinpan seminar, Pico Rivera
    2dan and above are required to attend. Norwalk attendees include Yoon Courtney*, Fu Linda*, Yoon Brian*, Cho In Ho, Chang Jeffrey, Kariya Yoshijiro*, Kodama Jean* (*=bring $9 for bento).

  • Mon 2/29/16: monthly dojo tournament
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Choi Daniel (0-5 kyu), Kim Ryan (4-1 kyu), and Yoon Courtney (yudansha).
March

  • Sat-Sun 3/5-6/16: AUSKF women's seminar, Huntington Beach
    Kodama Jean and Domen Sumi attended.

  • Mon 3/7/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Kodama Jean for achieving perfect attendance in February!
    • Excellent attendance: Kim Ryan

  • Mon 3/7/16: Norwalk keiko, 7pm
    Michael Moscoso, kendo 5dan from New York City Kendo Club, will be visiting for kendo and iaido.

  • Fri 3/11/16: Norwalk Dojo yudansha meeting, 9:15pm
    All kenshi 1dan and above please attend. Note: there will be no ato-geiko tonight.

  • Sat 3/12/16: SCKF godo geiko; board meeting, Chuo 6pm; 7:30pm

  • Sun 3/13/16: SCKF youth keiko, Norwalk 8am-12:30pm

  • Please pay your AUSKF and SCKF federation dues
    Federation dues are by age: 17 and under: $39, 18 and over: $66. Deadline is Fri Mar 11. If you cannot bring payment to the dojo by this date please email norwalkkendo@gmail.com so we can at least get you signed up.

    Note: please sign up now even if you don't think you'll be able to participate regularly until later in the year. There is no benefit to delaying (federation dues are not prorated, so they are the same whether you join now or in December). For returning yudansha, your membership will be continuous from last year and you will be eligible for the SCKF Championship tournaments in June and September.

    We need new members, please contact your friends and family. And all former members are welcome back! If you know anyone who is "missing in action", please contact them to let them know.

  • Fri-Sat 3/18-19/16: Oda sensei iaido seminar, OCB
    Norwalk participants include Misako Miyagawa, Tekin Korhan, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean, and Okuno sensei.

  • Sun 3/20/16: North-South Tournament, Wilson Park
    Norwalk participants include Kim Ryan and Cheon Kevin (11-13 kyu); Fu Linda (women's); Nguyen Emil, Hamamura Yu, Chang Jeffrey, and Kariya Yoshijiro (3-4 dan); Kodama Jean (senior). Norwalk also has setup toban and duty on court C. See the webpage for program (artwork by Chang sensei), brackets, and court assignments.

    Congratulations to trophy winners Chang Jeffrey (1st place), Hamamura Yu (3rd place), Kariya Yoshijiro (3rd place), and Kodama Jean (fighting spirit). Awesome job, senseis!

    Chang sensei and Hahamura sensei were also on the SCKF yudansha team, which won NCKF, and Fu Linda was on the SCKF women's team.

  • Mon 3/21/16: funeral service; no keiko
    Funeral services for dojo president Brian Yoon's father will be held at 7pm in Korea Town at Han Kook Mortuary, 2045 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles CA 90018. Kendo and iaido practices are cancelled. Our deepest condolences to the Yoon family.

  • Fri 3/25/16: monthly dojo tournament
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Choi Daniel (0-5 kyu), Cho Ryan (4-1 kyu), Moody Anthony (adult), and Nguyen Emil (yudansha).

  • Sun 3/27/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice, 8-10am
April

  • Fri 4/1/16: monthly attendance recognition for March:
    • Excellent attendance: Nguyen Emil, Kodama Jean
    • Good attendance: Choi Daniel, Yoshimura Steve

  • Sun 4/3/16: Center Clean Up, 9am-noon, SEJSCC

  • Sat-Sun 4/9-10/16: AUSKF Board meeting and shinsa, Seattle
    Congratulations to Kariya sensei for passing 5dan shinsa!

  • Sat 4/16/16: SCKF spring shinsa, Pico Rivera
    Cho In Ho and Yoon Brian will be testing. Thank you to Hamamura Yu, Nguyen Emil, and Fu Linda for helping at the shinsa, presided over by Kodama Jean.

  • Sat 4/16/16: Center Recognition Dinner, SEJSCC
    Yoon Courtney will be receiving a Nerio Scholarship. Way to go Courtney!

  • Sun 4/17/16: SCKF Junior Open Eliminations, Norwalk 8am-12pm
    Thank you to Yoon Brian and Yoon Courtney for helping at the eliminations, presided over by Kodama Jean.

  • Sun 4/24/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice, 8-10am

  • Mon 4/25/16: monthly dojo tournament
    From this month on we will do round robin tournaments (everyone fights everyone else) whenever there are less than 6 people in a division. Time limit 2 minutes, no encho or hantei, 1st place goes to the person with the most wins, then the most points won. In case of tie there will be a 2-minute 1ppon shobu playoff.

    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Kim Ryan (4-1 kyu), Tseng George (adult), and Chang Jeffrey (yudansha).

  • Center plumbing and repair issues April-July
    A major plumbing problem shut down all Center activities from 4/28/16 through 5/5/16. We were able to resume keiko on Friday 5/6, using the bathrooms in the classroom wing with the kitchen and gym-side restrooms off limits.

    On 5/18 the leaking pipe was capped off and running water was restored, though repairs were still in progress for the kitchen dry wall and the drain in the men's restroom in the classroom wing.

    The entire Center was closed from Mon 6/6 through Fri 6/10 to continue repairs including preparing for new flooring in the front hallways and classrooms 1 and 2 (our dressing rooms). We were able to resume practice on Sun 6/12.

    Contract work finally started 7/13, making access to the gym and bathrooms complicated. By 7/15 the front glass doors and the north door by the telephone room were available for use, along with the kitchen-side restrooms. The wall between classrooms 1 and 2 was torn down to make one large meeting room. By 7/17 the kitchen was cleaned and ready for use, just in the nick of time for the carnival! Mr Yoshimura also installed magnetic doorstops for the major doorways, obviating the use of wooden door wedges.

    The remaining item is installation of a sliding partition to divide room 1 and 2, which will be take place in August.

  • AUSKF Kumamoto Earthquake Relief Fund
    Donate online from 4/28 through 5/31/16
May

  • Continue Center plumbing and repair issues
    See summary account

  • Sun 5/1/16: Nisei Week Tournament, Alhambra
    Norwalk participants include Kim Ryan, Cho Daniel, Cheon Kevin (11-13); Cho Ryan (14-15); MacIntyre Cole (adult 0-4kyu); Tseng George (adult 3-1kyu); Chang Jeffrey (team coach); Hamamura Yu, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean (shinpan).

    Congratulations to Cho Daniel for winning fighting spirit award!

  • Fri 5/6/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Nguyen Emil for achieving perfect attendance in April!
    • Good attendance: Fu Linda, Yoon Brian, Yoshimura Steve, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean

  • Sun 5/8/16: SCKF youth keiko, Norwalk 8am-12pm
    Training for those going to AUSKF Jr Open tournament in Detroit, but all SCKF youth kenshi are welcome to come and practice.

  • Sat 5/14/16: SCKF godo geiko; board meeting, Chuo 6pm; 7:30pm

  • Fri 5/20/16: Kendo Demonstration, Cerritos Elementary School
    From 6:30-6:45pm. Thank you to Kariya Yoshijiro, Nguyen Emil, and Yoon Brian for putting it on.

    Thanks to Linda Fu for the initial contact, and for creating the flyer.

  • Sat-Sun 5/21-22/16: AUSKF Shinpan Seminar, West HS, Torrance
    Kariya Yoshijiro and Yoon Brian participated.

  • Fri 5/27/16: monthly dojo tournament
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cho Daniel (4-1 kyu), Tseng George (adult), and Chang Jeffrey (yudansha). Thanks also to Huh Grace and Huh Jacob for joining in the 4-1 kyu round robin matches; congratulations to Grace for winning overall first place.

  • Sun 5/29/16: SCKO Team Tournament, Marina HS, HB
    Kodama Jean will be attending.

  • Mon 5/30/16: Memorial Day
    No keiko. Enjoy the 3-day weekend!
June

  • Sun 6/5/16: SCKF youth keiko, Norwalk 8am-11:30pm

  • Continue Center plumbing and repair issues
    See summary account

  • Sun 6/5/16: SEJSCC general meeting, 12-2pm
    Kendo was represented by Domen Megumi, Tanaka Fukuyo, Yoshimura Yumi, Yoshimura Ted, and Kodama Jean.

  • Mon-Fri 6/6-10/16: Center closed to continue repairs, no keiko
    No keiko Mon 6/6 or Fri 6/10.

  • Fri 6/17/16: keiko
    Welcome back Kim Sun!

  • Fri-Sun 6/17-19/16: Nito Kendo Seminar, Idaho
    Kariya Yoshijiro will be attending.

  • Sun 6/19/16: SCKF Individual Championships, Wilson Park
    Norwalk participants include Cho Daniel and Cho Ryan (5-4kyu), Kodama Jean (Senior), Chang Jeffrey, Nguyen Emil, and Hamamura Yu (championship).

    Congratulations to Cho Ryan for being awarded kantosho (fighting spirit) in the 5-4kyu division, and to Kodama Jean for winning 2nd place in the senior division!

  • Fri 6/23/16: keiko
    Thanks to Sunami Chun, 2dan from Brazil, for practicing with us!

  • Thu-Sun 6/23-27/16: AUSKF iaido camp, Dallas
    Okuno Isamu and Kariya Yoshijiro will be attending.

  • Mon 6/27/16: monthly dojo tournament
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cho Daniel (4-1 kyu), and Ji Daniel (yudansha).
July

  • Continue Center plumbing and repair issues
    See summary account

  • Mon 7/4/16: Independence Day, no keiko
    Have a safe and sane 4th of July!

  • Fri 7/8/16, keiko; kata and yudansha meeting, 9pm
    Welcome new member Nakafuji Derek!

    A huge thank you to Choi Eunice for bringing the delicious gourmet iced tea drinks to practice! Soooo good!

    Note: instead of ato-geiko, we had a short kata practice for 15-20 minutes, followed by a short yudansha meeting at 9:45pm

  • Sun 7/10/16: SCKF kata seminar, El Rancho HS
    Norwalk participants include Yoon Courtney, Fu Linda, Huang Michael, Yoon Brian, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean. All have ordered bento (bring $9 to the seminar).

  • Sun, 7/10/16: NYS Rascals demonstration, 2:30pm
    Thanks to NYS letting us put on a 15-minute kendo demonstration during the current Rascals basketball program for 5- to 7-year-olds. Domen Sumi, Chang Jeffrey, and Hamamura Andy will lead the demo.

  • Mon-Fri 7/11-15/16: Camp Hanabi, SEJSCC
    This is Japanese school's annual summer program for 5-10 year olds.

  • Restricted parking Mondays 7/11 and 7/18
    Ondo practice for the cultural festival will be conducted in the front parking lot on Mondays and Thursdays in July from 7:30pm. For Monday keiko, please do not park in the area by the ondo circle, and be careful of the ondo participants, especially small children.

  • Wed 7/13/16: Camp Hanabi kendo demonstration, 1:30-2:30pm
    Thank you to Yoon Courtney, Fu Linda, Kariya Yoshijiro, and Kodama Jean for putting on the demonstration and teaching 56 kids kendo!

  • Sun 7/17/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice, 8-10am

  • Fri-Sun 7/22-24/16: NCIA Iaido Seminar and Shinsa, San Jose
    Kariya Yoshijiro, Tekin Korhan, and Okuno sensei will be attending.

    Congratulations to Tekin Korhan for passing 2dan at the iaido shinsa Sunday!

  • Fri 7/22/16: carnival prep 7:30p
    No keiko; all hands needed to prepare for the carnival!

  • Sat-Sun 7/23-24/16: Center Cultural Festival, SEJSCC
    See carnival page for information. Since we are extremely short handed this year, it would be really appreciated if you could work extended shifts both days. Kendo demonstration Saturday 4pm in judo room.

    THANK YOU so much to everyone who came out to help with the carnival. It was a lot of hard work in the summer heat, but as usual the camaraderie and great food made it all worthwhile!

    Thanks also to the following volunteers for putting on the demonstration: Kodama Jean, Yoshimura Steve, Nguyen Emil, Domen Sumi, Kim Ryan, and Liao William. Big thanks to Nakagawa Takeshi for coming up with the suggestions to do the demonstration in the judo room and the audience participation portion of the demo, both of which were big hits.

  • Sun 7/24/16: Memorial service for Murosako sensei, Seattle
    Kodama Jean will be attending.

  • Mon 7/25/16: carnival clean up 7:00p
    No keiko; all hands needed for clean up and recovery.

  • Fri 7/29/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:30p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cole MacIntyre (adult kyu), and Chang Jeffrey (yudansha).
August

  • Mon 8/1/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Choi Eunice and Kodama Jean for achieving perfect attendance in July!
    • Excellent attendance: Tseng George, Yoon Courtney, Yoon Brian, Yoshimura Steve
    • Good attendance: Nakafuji Derek, MacIntyre Cole, Kim Ryan

  • Fri 8/5/16 keiko
    Thank you to Choi Eunice for bringing the delicious gourmet iced tea drinks from Almond Haus! So cool and refreshing!

  • Sun 8/7/16: Nikkei Games Budo Tournament, CSULB Pyramid
    Norwalk participants include Fu Linda (women's); Hamamura Yu (4dan and above); Hamamura Yu, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean (shinpan), Yoon Brian (volunteer).

  • Mon 8/8/16 iaido 9pm
    Dennis Ralutin sensei will be dropping by for a visit, so please help welcome him back! There will also be a report on the recent NCIA iaido seminar by those who attended.

  • Fri 8/12/16 keiko, kata
    All 3kyu and above please bring bokken so we can start kata practice tonight. We will start Thursday night kata practices as soon as the gym reopens the week after Labor Day.

    Also this will be Yoon Courtney's last practice before she head off to college. Come by to wish her well!

  • Sun 8/14/16: Norwalk Dojo special practice, 8-10am
    Get in one last practice before the gym shuts down for 2 weeks.

  • Mon-Sun 8/15-28/16: floor refinishing, no keiko
    No keiko at Norwalk for 2 weeks. See extra practice notes.

  • Fri-Sun 8/19-21/16: AUSKF Kendo Camp and Shinsa, Stanford CA
    Kodama Jean and Kariya Yoshijiro are attending.

  • Mon 8/29/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:00p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Kim Ryan (4-1 kyu), Tseng George (adult), and Nguyen Emil (yudansha).
September

  • Fri 9/2/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Moody Anthony, Kim Ryan, and Yoon Brian for achieving perfect attendance in August!
    • Excellent attendance: MacIntyre Cole, Tseng George, Kodama Jean
    • Good attendance: Nguyen Emil

  • Sun 9/4/16: All California Open Tournament, Fresno
    Divisions include 10 and under, 11-13, 14-17, adult kyu, women's (14 and over, any rank), 1dan-3dan, 4dan and above, senior (50 and over, 1dan-5dan), super senior (50 and over, 6dan and above).

    Norwalk participants include Tseng George, MacIntyre Cole (adult kyu), Fu Linda (women's), Yoon Brian (1dan-3dan), Kariya Yoshijiro (4dan and above), Kodama Jean (super senior). We will be vanpooling up Saturday morning, leaving the dojo around 8:30am.

    Thank you to Linda for taking care of hotel rooms, and to Brian for renting the van and being the vanpool driver!

  • Mon 9/5/16: Labor Day, no keiko

  • Sun 9/11/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Kata PracticeThursdays 9/8/16 thru 10/13/16, 9:30pm
    From 9/8 until the fall shinsa we will have kata practice on Thursdays after Dance Club is done with the gym (typically 9:20-9:30, but they could go later especially in October). All kenshi 3kyu and above are required to practice kata regardless of (but especially to prepare for) shinsa. If you cannot make it Thursday, you may make it up the following Monday. Lack of participation and appropriate kata proficiency will make you ineligible for shinsa this fall and next spring.

  • Sun 9/25/16: SCKF Team Championships, Wilson Park
    Norwalk participants include Cho Daniel, Kim Ryan, Cho Ryan (senior youth team, coach Hamamura Yu); Kim Byung, Moody Anthony, Tseng George (adult kyu team, coach Yoon Brian); Kariya Yoshijiro, Chang Jeffrey, Hamamura Yu, Nguyen Emil, Yoon Brian, Ji Daniel, Trost Jeffrey (yudansha team, coach Chang Jeffrey); shinpan Kariya Yoshijiro, Chang Jeffrey, Nguyen Emil.

    Congratulations to the adult kyu team for winning 3rd place! Way to go!

  • Fri 9/30/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:30p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Kim Ryan (4-1 kyu), Tseng George (adult), and Chang Jeffrey (yudansha).
October

  • Sat 10/1/16: SEJSCC bingo (kendo toban), 6pm
    Norwalk Kendo Dojo is hosting center bingo night, so we will need donation of homemade desserts for the bingo night (eg cookies, cakes, cupcakes, pies, etc; non-homemade desserts are also ok). We will also need volunteers for the following help on Friday 9/30 and Saturday 10/1:
    • 1. Kitchen help Friday 8pm-10pm and Saturday 3pm-6pm
    • 2. BBQ Saturday 3pm-6pm
    • 3. Serving from 5:30pm-8:30pm

    Thank you to everyone who came out to help!

  • Fri 10/7/16: Gym closed for boutique/pancake breakfast prep, no keiko

  • Sat 10/8/16: SEJSCC boutique and pancake breakfast, 7-11am
    Breakfast tickets are $6, but if you helped at kendo's October bingo toban, the dojo will provide you with a ticket.

  • Sun 10/9/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Thu 10/13/16: Kata Practice, 9:30pm
    Last kata practice until next fall. Be sure to attend if you are testing for 1kyu or above in the fall or spring shinsa.

  • Sun 10/16/16: SCKF fall shinsa, Wilson Park
    Norwalk participants include Moody Anthony, Kim Ryan, Cho Daniel, Cho Ryan, Tseng George, Yoon Brian. Volunteers include Fu Linda, Kariya Yoshijiro, Kodama Jean. Everyone please see the dojo shinsa page for more information.

    Everyone passed their ranking exams! Congratulations to all, and an extra big congratulations to Yoon Brian, who passed 4dan.

    Omedeto, Yoon sensei!

  • Mon 10/17/16: keiko
    We celebrated Yoon sensei passing 4dan, as well as Kariya sensei's birthday. Thanks to Linda for bringing the delicious French's marble cake with raspberry filling!

    Also, welcome new iaido member Park Daniel!

  • Fri 10/21/16: keiko
    Thank you to Kobayashi sensei from Costa Mesa Dojo for practicing with us.

  • Sun 10/23/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Mon 10/24/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:00p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cho Daniel (4-1 kyu), Kim Byung (adult), and Ji Daniel (yudansha, actually did Fri 10/28).

  • Fri 10/28/16: keiko
    Thank you Linda for the fun Halloween goody bags! We also did monthly yudansha tournament (results posted with last Monday winners), and then everyone did extra shiai geiko.

  • Sun 10/30/16: Tagawa Sensei Hanshi Celebration, Torrance
    Kodansha seminar at Torrance Dojo, dinner at a Chinese restaurant. Kodama Jean attended.

  • Mon 10/31/16: Halloween, no keiko
    Have a fun and safe Halloween!
November

  • Fri 11/4/16: monthly attendance recognition
    • Congratulations to Kodama Jean for achieving perfect attendance in October!
    • Excellent attendance: Cho Daniel, Fu Linda
    • Good attendance: Cho Ryan

    Also, welcome new member Park Daniel! He actually started iaido last month, and is starting kendo tonight.

  • Sat 11/5/16: SCKF godo geiko; board meeting, Chuo 6pm; 7:30pm
    Norwalk hosting SCKF godo geiko. We would like all kenshi, especially yudansha and sensei, to help us make a good showing. Plan to arrive before 5:30pm.

  • Sun 11/6/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Mon 11/7/16: shiai keiko
    Extra practice to prepare for Team SCKF eliminations.

  • Sat-Sun 11/11-12/16: AUSKF Board meeting and shinsa, NJ
    Kodama Jean will be attending.

  • Sun 11/13/16: SEJSCC Keiro no Hi, Center 12-2pm

  • Budokan raffle tickets sale
    Please purchase one or more $10 raffle tickets to support the Budokan of Los Angeles (BoLA). SCKF's goal is to have each dojo sell at least one 10-ticket booklet, and more is even better! The deadline is 11/14.

  • Fri 11/18/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:30p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cho Daniel (4-1 kyu), Moody Anthony (adult), and Ji Daniel (yudansha).

    Also, thank you to Goya sensei from OCB for practicing with us during ato geiko.

  • Sun 11/20/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Mon 11/21/16 - 12/16/16: multipurpose room construction work
    The multipurpose room (aka judo room) is having its floor replaced. Judo needs a place to practice on Fridays, so they will use the gym on 11/25 and we will share the gym with them on 12/2 and 12/9.

  • Fri 11/25/16: Thanksgiving break, no keiko
    Judo will be using the gym tonight.
December

  • Fri 12/2/16: sharing the gym with judo

  • Sun 12/4/16: Team SCKF eliminations, El Rancho HS
    Norwalk participants include Kim Ryan, Cho Daniel, Cho Ryan (junior boys); Fu Linda (women's); Hamamura Yu, Chang Jeffrey (men's); and Kodama Jean (senior).

    Congratulations to Fu Linda and Chang Jeffrey for being selected to Team SCKF!

  • Fri 12/9/16: sharing the gym with judo

  • Mon 12/12/16: monthly dojo tournament 7:00p
    Congratulations to monthly tournament winners Cho Daniel (4-1 kyu), and Chang Jeffrey (yudansha).

  • Fri 12/16/16: Norwalk Dojo Christmas Party, SEJSCC
    This year we will have a small celebration in classrooms #1 and #2. A huge thank you to Fu Linda for volunteering to organize it! Talk to Linda to RSVP or if you have any questions.

  • Sat 12/17/16: Nakagawa Noriko funeral, Rose Hills 11am
    See details.

  • Sun 12/18/16: Team SCKF practice, Norwalk 8am-noon

  • Mon 12/19/16: Norwalk Dojo last keiko of 2016

  • Happy holidays!
    Norwalk Dojo will be on holiday break from Fri 12/23 through Mon 1/2. See SCKF holiday schedule for other dojo schedules.


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