Saturday, November 28, 2015

Oshogatsu Demonstration is coming

The Sanbukan Dojo has been officially chosen to demonstrate at the Oshogatsu Celebration (Japanese New Years)

Weller Court (Downtown LA, Little Tokyo)
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 617-3696

17th Annual Japanese New Year's 2016 Oshogatsu Festival held at downtown Weller Court Shopping Center and Japanese Village Plaza. Japanese art and entertainment will be center stage.

The Japanese New Years or "Oshogatsu" is one of the most important celebration for the Japanese.

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California is hosting Oshogatsu (New Year) Event at Little Tokyo, Los Angeles.

January 1, 2016

Waiting on an Updated Schedule for New Years.

Three Different Stage Downtown Los Angeles Locations
Weller Court Schedule
10:50 am - 11:30 am: Opening Ceremonies - Weller Court

Japanese Village Schedule
11:00 pm - 3:00 pm: Japanese Village Plaza Program

Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Taiko Drums
Martial Arts performance
Sake Breaking ceremony
Lion Dances
Folk Music and Dance
Japanese Calligraphy
Mochi pounding
Booths: Kite making & Origami teaching
Food booths

Three Locations in Little Tokyo
1) Weller Court Shopping Center
2) Japanese Village Plaza
3) Frances Hashimoto Plaza (near Japanese Plaza)

Location:Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Pass and Certification

This last Saturday was a very busy day for The Dojo.  Dane Crockford retested for his Nikyu.  He failed his initial test over a year ago and has been working extemely hard to make sure his retest was great.  And I believe he pretty much nailed it. If you'd like to see for yourself, here is a link to the footage taken by yours truly.  Dane's Nikyu Test .  Way to go Dane!!! Only 2 more steps to Black Belt.

Also Patrick Reed was officially awarded his Certificate for Shodan (First degree Black Belt) by Sensei Mits.  Patrick is only the 26th person promoted to Black Belt under Sensei.