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Important Date (2020)   - Check the Calendar page for more schedule


Mar. 1SundayAll Japan Champion Uchimura sensei visit (SJ) @ San Jose Buddhist Church (SJ) 
3:00pm - 6:00 pm      


Mar. 14, 21, 28 May 30Saturdays

No Foster City Practices


Mar. 17 - Apr. 14Tuesdays

No King Center Practices


Mar. 15Sunday

North-South tournament @ South (TBD) CANCELED


Apr. 4Saturday

AUSKF Jr. Nationals @ Huntington Beach, CA  CANCELED

Apr. 5                            Sunday

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

May 3                           Sunday

9:00 am NCKF Shinpan seminar   CANCELED
11:45 am NCKF Promotion test 
  CANCELED

May 31                          Sunday

San Jose Tournament @ Leigh High School, 5210 Leigh Ave. San Jose, CA 95124


Jun. 7                            Sunday

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


Jun. 13 - Jul. 4Saturdays

No Foster City Practices


Jun. 19 - 21Fri.  - Sun. 

NCKF Summer Camp   MAY BE POSTPONED


Jun. 27

Jun. 28
Saturday

Sunday
Salinas 50th Anniversary Tournament @ Alisal High School, 777 Williams Rd. Salinas, CA 93905   CANCELED
Salinas Seminar @ Alisal High School, 777 Williams Rd. Salinas, CA 93905


Jul. 12                            Sunday

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


Jul. 17 - 19Saturdays

AUSKF Kendo Championships @ University of Michigan, 4901 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI 48128




Check the schedule often
 
Due to the general risk of Coronavirus spread, many of our schedule have been changed and will be changed including our class closures and cancellations of NCKF event. Keep in touch for updated schedule.































































2020 New Year Oshiruko Social


  
     

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Japanese new year treats were served after the King Center practice in Jan. 28.

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 was a bit late in this year but the ceremony to pray the members' health and improving their skills. Friends and families of San Mateo dojo were invited. 

New Sensei promoted from our students


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

Shigihara-sensei, yoroshiku onegai shimasu!





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San Mateo members performed in NCKF Championships

Sportsman's pledge

Nihon Kendo Kata


Catherine performed the sportsman's pledge, and Shiomi sensei and Konopka sensei performed Nihon Kendo Kata at the opening ceremony of NCKF Championships in Oct. 20

Well done!



Catherine Ikeda




Shidachi: 
Hideshi Shiomi

Uchidachi: 
Satoru Konopka

       


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San Mateo member obtained third place in Salinas Tournament
  

 


Our members did quite good job at the Salinas tournament on Aug. 10. Especially Catherine had third place in Women’s team division. Let’s congratulate her on her great  performance!







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Trophy, trophy and trophy!
  


San Mateo kenshi won many trophies at the Sacramento tournament on June 23 at the Buddhist Church of Florin, Sacramento, CA. Many kenshi won a trophy for the first time. 

Let's congratulate them on their great efforts! 







         Result:
Ryushin: 2nd place, 10 and under div. 
Rioka: 3rd place, women’s kyu div. 
Austin: 3rd place, 14-17 years div. 
Jonathan: 3rd place, adult kyu div. 
Shiomi sensei: 3rd place, 4 dan & above div. 

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San Mateo fighting spirits in San Jose Tournament
  

  

Many San Mateo kenshi participated in San Jose tournament on April 28 at Leigh High School, San Jose, CA.

Go San Mateo dojo!







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Great news from Jr. Nationals
  

     

Great news from Atlanta. 

Carolyne and Catherine did great performances at All US Jr. Championships in April 7. 

Both finished top 8 in the individual division, and Catherine placed third in the team division for the 14 - 18 years old girls bracket. 

Look at their happy faces in the photo. Congratulations, Carolyne and Catherine!!





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Season 2019 has started with North/South Tournament
  

     
Season 2019 has started with N/S tournament in March 17 at San Jose. Carolyne and the NCKF women's team won against SCKF! Carolyne led the team to win as Sempo. Congratulations! 
      








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 Great News in New Year



Carolyne was admitted by Stanford University.  Congratulations!!!




2019 New Year oshiruko social

  

  
   
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Japanese new year treats were served at the King Center practice in Jan. 8.
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 2018 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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