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Important Date (2017-2018)   - Check the Calendar page for more schedule



Oct. 15 Sunday

Sacramento dojo 50th Anniversary Tournament

 
8:00 am: Check-in, 9:00 am: start

Nov. 5 Sunday

NCKF Shipman seminar     9:00 am
NCKF Promotion test      1:00 pm

Dec. 3 Sunday

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


Jan. 6, 2018Saturday

Winter session in Foster City starts.

Jan. 7Sunday

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

Jan. 9Tuesday

Winter session in San Mateo starts.


 Wonderful news from SCKO tournament


Carolyne, Paul and Catherine participated into SCKO (Southern California Kendo Organization) tournament in Oct. 8 and brought back the trophies.

Carolyne    3rd place in 16-18 years div. 
Paul            1st place in 14-15 years div. 

Let's congratulate them on their great efforts!







We got BIG trophies of NCKF Championships  




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 Paul Ikeda                Won Championship in 14-17 years old div. 
 Catherine Ikeda        3rd Place in 11-13 years old div. 
 Daniel Ying               Kantosho (Fighting Spirit) award

Those who participated into Adult Team also did good job against Champion Sacramento Team.     
    (Daniel, Takahiro, Neil, Hideshi, Jean Tessier. Especially Neil, 3 kyu, made a draw against 4 dan Sac. player. )
                                 
 San Mateo Dojo members did a great job at NCKF Championships in Sep. 17, 2017 at Leigh High School, San Jose. 
 
Congratulations!





Many medals at Palo Alto Dojo Tournament 



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Paul                1st place in Senior Youth div. 
                        1st place in Youth team
Carolyne        3rd Place in Women's Division
                        1st place in Youth team
Catherine       1st place in Youth team
Hideshi           3rd place in 3 dan and up div. 
Yumeto           3rd place in 1-2 dan div. 
                        3rd place in Men's team
Takashi           3rd place in Men's team


 San Mateo Dojo did a quiet a good job at Palo Alto Tournament in Aug. 27. Here is some of our people performed.
 
Let's congratulate them on their great efforts!







 Carolyne was promoted! 


Carolyne won 2nd place at WKF Scholarship competition in July 16 in Burbank. 
Team USA and Onitsuka sensei asked Carolyne to join the Team USA practice. 

Let's congratulate her on her great efforts!








 AUSKF Jr. Open National Championships and AUSKF Championships 




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  NCKF has hosted the Jr. Open National Championships in June 22 and and National Championships from June 23 to 25 in San Jose.

As Ogihara sensei has reported, Carolyne, Paul and Catherine have participated the both tournament from San Mateo Dojo as the members of Team NCKF and obtained fantastic results. 

Congratulations. We truly proud of you!


Additional to the medals and trophies, Paul was also chosen to one of the All US Jr. members to participate All Japan Jr. kendo tournament which will be held in July.

 Jr. Nationals  
 Paul Won 1st Individual place @ 14-15 years division
3rd  @ Boys Team division
 Carolyne    1st  @ Girls Team division
 Catherine 3rd  @ Girls Team division
Kantosho  @ Individual 13 years And Under Girls division



 Nationals  
 Paul 3rd  @ Jr. Boy Youth Team division
 Carolyne   
Kantosho  @ Individual Sr. Girl Youth division
2nd  @ Junior-Senior Youth Girls Team division
 Catherine 2nd  @ Junior-Senior Youth Girls Team division

 

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 San Jose Dojo 55th Anniversary Tournament 



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 Carolyne Ikeda      3rd Place in Women's Division
  Paul Ikeda             3rd Place in 14-17 years Kyu Division
  SM Adult Team
    (John Moon, Mike Lee, Hideshi Shiomi, Greg Ota, Jean Tessier)
                                 3rd place in Adult Team Division

  San Jose Dojo 55th Anniversary Tournament was held at Independence high school in San Jose.
All San Mateo participants did a good job.
 
Let's congratulate them on their great efforts!


 San Mateo Dojo's Farewells to Kumazaki sensei


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Farewell party

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            Dear Kumazaki Sensei,

Thank you for all of your wonderful kendo teaching and your friendship.

From San Mateo Kendo Dojo.


 N/S tournament trophies



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Congratulations!

Paul Ikeda: 3rd place
3rd place of 14-17 yrs. div. 

Kumazaki sensei
3rd place of 5 dan & above div. 



 Great Start in 2017 at Steveston tournament






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San Mateo dojo members made a great start in 2017 at Steveston Tournament which was held in BC, Canada.
Congratulations !!!


Catherine Ikeda: 3rd place (NCKF Junior B team - Jiho)
Carolyne Ikeda: 2nd place (Women's 1dan & under)
Paul Ikeda: 1st place (14 - 15 yrs div.) 
& 1st place (NCKF Junior A team - Fukusho)

                


 Han sensei came back


Chris Han sensei came back to San Mateo Dojo. Welcome back. 









 





2017 New Year oshiruko social

  

New Year Oshiruko 2017


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Japanese new year treats were served at the practice in Jan. 17 due to the emergency closing of King Center in Jan. 10. 

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. 



 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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