Monday, March 26, 2012

Sensei's 70th birthday party!!!

A very special event is coming up

Sensei Mits Yamashita's 70th birthday party!!!

WHEN: April 14, 2012

WHERE: Sanbukan Dojo
17647 Lakewood blvd
Bellflower, CA 90706

The dojo is located on the same lot as the Blacksmith's Corner Pet and Feed Store. The entrance to the dojo is in the south parking lot behind the chickens.

TIME: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Regular Aikido class
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm Volunteers will help set up for the party
2:00 pm - The party starts!!

FOOD: Potluck!

There will be balloons, lights, music, dancing and a slideshow honoring Sensei Mits!

Help make Sensei's 70th extra special by contributing to the slideshow or bringing a dish, or simply showing up to wish him happy birthday.


Anyone who's had their lives touched by Mits please email your stories to to have them added to his sideshow. We will accept anything: stories, short quotes, art, songs, videos. Send us scans of pictures and we will add them.

Feel free to dress up a little or stay casual!

Contributions towards the group gift will be greatly appreciated.

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Céad Míle Fáilte

Céad Míle Fáilte is a traditional Irish greeting that means, "10,000 Welcomes". This one Irish phrase epitomizes the type of welcome I feel when I go to the Dojo. Thank You Sensei Mits, for creating such a welcoming place to train and spend time with friends.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Special Event Saturday 3/10/12

Yukiyo (Shelley) Ikebe Sensei and a few of her students will be performing for us.

Ikebe Sensei is a Master Koto player. She will be playing an assortment of music and her troop will be demonstrating several instruments and possibly even demonstrating traditional Japanese Kendo.

Toru, our beloved brown belt, has been friends with Ikebe Sensei for many years and has convinced her to come and perform.
The performance will begin just after 1PM on Saturday March 10th.