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 Satoru Konopka won the 1st place at Salinas Tournament


Salinas Dojo Tournament was held in Sep. 16, 2012 at Salinas Buddhist Temple in Salinas. 

Satoru Konopka obtained the 1st place of 1-3 dan Div. 

Go San Mateo Dojo!





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Palo Alto dojo Tournament


Palo Alto Dojo Tournament was held in Oct. 14 at Palo Alto Buddhist Church.














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 Greg Ota Sensei got the trophies at San Jose Dojo 50th Anniversary Tournament


San Jose Dojo's 50th Anniversary Tournament was held in Aug. 18, 2012 at Leigh High School, San Jose. 

Ota seisei obtained 3rd place of Senior Division!  







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Greg Ota sensei: 3rd place, Senior Div.                 






 Greg Ota Sensei & Makoto Konopka got the trophies at NCKF Championship

NCKF Championship 2012

NCKF Championship was held in July 15, 2012 at Leigh High School, San Jose. 

Ota seisei obtained 3rd place of Senior Div. and Makoto Konopka obtained 2nd place of 1-2 dan Div. Go San Mateo Dojo!





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Ota sensei: 3rd place, Senior Div.

Makoto Konopka: 2nd place, 1-2 dan Div.













Greg Ota sensei: 3rd place, Senior Div.                 Makoto Konopka: 2nd place, 1-2 dan Div.

 Oshiruko party in January 3rd



San Mateo dojo cerebrated the first practice of year 2012 with oshiruko party after the practice in Jan. 3rd as the new year tradition of Japanese martial arts which calls Budo Hajime (the first practice of the year). We enjoyed oshiruko (sweet red bean soup with rice cake) and ozoni (salty soup with rice cake). Families of San Mateo kenshi helped to serve and enjoyed them together.












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