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Important Date (2018)   - Check the Calendar page for more schedule



Sep. 29Saturday

Salinas Tournament@ Everett Alvarez High School, 1900 Independence Blvd., Salinas, CA 93906

Oct. 7Sunday

Godo keiko @ Nichiren Buddhist Temple (map)       1:00 Kata, 1:45 Kendo


Oct. 14Sunday

NCKF Championships @ Santa Clara High School

Nov. 4Sunday

NCKF Shipman Seminar 9:00 am
NCKF Promotion Test 12:00 pm

Dec. 2Sunday

Godo keiko @ Nichiren Buddhist Temple (map)       1:00 Kata, 1:45 Kendo





 Trophies


https://picasaweb.google.com/107994543250179675612/6613638263774572833#6613638446993266594

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The following were to be special mentioned:

Catherine Ikea: 2nd place @ 14-17 years
Souichi Suzuki: 2nd 
 place @ 1-2 dan
Satoru Konopka: 3rd  place @ 3 dan up

Congratulations !




NCKF championship was held in 
Oct. 14 at Santa Clara high school.

All San Mateo players did a good job. 








 Congratulations!


There was Salinas Taikai in Sep. 29 and the following SM dojo members participated:
Team A. Suzuki, Shiomi, Konopka Team B. N. Chen, Vongdara, Tessier 
Team C. Su

They did quite a good job. Team A almost won SJ team who won Yudansha division.

https://picasaweb.google.com/107994543250179675612/6607303207999443841#6607303209582875026


https://picasaweb.google.com/107994543250179675612/6607303207999443841#6607303209882139922

The person to be a special mention was Souichi Suzuki (left). During all matches He beat couple of 4 dans, a 5 dan, even a 7 dan. He even made draw with SJ Park who was a Team USA member in WKC in Korea this month. Great jobs, Souichi!

Congratulations !

 Well done!


San Mateo kenshi put in a strong showing at the recent Oakland tournament held a July 15th. We battled in a ten member team tournament with just seven members on our team.

Join us at the next tournament in Salinas. 






 New Sensei promoted from our students


Hideshi was approved to 4 dan and promoted to the newest sensei of San Mateo dojo. 

Shiomi-sensei, yoroshiku onegai shimasu!




 Everyone was passed the spring promotion test


Everyone who took the spring promotion test passed it. Congratulations! 
Students who didn't take it, the fall promotion test will come so work hard for it.

Test result:
4 dan    Hideshi 
3 dan    John 
2 dan    Takahiro 
             Randy 
1 dan    Daniel 
             Paul 
1 kyu    Neil 
3 kyu    Thierry 
4 kyu    Franklin 
5 kyu    Arianna 
6 kyu    Henry Jingle 
     Austin 
     Luka 
     Addison 
     Logan 
     Jeremiah 
     Rioka 
     Ryushin 















 Wonderful news from Harvard University


Yumeto, who is attending BU now, recently participated into Shoryu Cup Tournament at Harvard U, won 3rd places in both Individual and Team

Let's congratulate him on the great efforts!









2018 New Year oshiruko social

  

   


      We have more photos.  Click here to be redirected to the web album.

Japanese new year treats were served at the King Center practice in Jan. 9.
Japanese new year treats, oshiruko (sweet red bean soup with rice cake) and ozoni (savory soup with rice cake), were served after the practice. It is the tradition of Japanese martial arts known as Budo Hajime (first practice of the year). It is the ceremony to pray the members' health and improving their skill. Friends and families of San Mateo dojo were invited. 


News in 2017 was moved to the Gallery page

  









 New Dojo Logos

One of our dojo member recovered San Mateo Kendo Dojo logo from the one originally created in 1981.







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New San Mateo Kendo Dojo Logos

posted Nov 7, 2010, 12:23 AM by Sachiko Konopka   [ updated Nov 8, 2010, 10:34 PM ]

 
















One of our dojo member recovered San Mateo Kendo Dojo logo from the one originally created in 1981.
          

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