Kendo clubs located in Aiea, Hawaii teaching children and adults.
Mission: "The goals of Kendo are to build a strong healthy body and to develop a sound character with perseverance, mental fortitude, and the ability to quickly and keenly observe, analyze, understand, and promptly cope with any situation. These qualities can be aptly applied to our everyday lives." Dr. Noboru Akagi, Kendo: Aiea Taiheiji Kendo Manual at 2 (1995).
Operating as usual
Brax made some really nice stickers!
Broken shinai challenge. Send us a photo if you’ve repurposed broken shinai.
Bert Shibuya started Kendo 30 years ago at the Waipahu Seibukan Kendo Club as he was the A+ after-school instructor for our own Roxine Kubo (Nakamoto) and was interested in trying a new martial art. He is currently the head instructor of the Waipahu Seibukan Kendo Club and represented Team Hawaii at the 1997 World Kendo Championship in Kyoto, Japan. He also has a deep interest in comics and may be considered our club’s unofficial superhero himself. In his words;
“Kendo has taught me to do the best you can with what you have.”
Mari Shimabukuro started Kendo at the age of 11 at the Aiea Taiheiji Kendo Club with her father Neil. During her first tournament, she knocked out FOUR of her fellow dojo mates, including her own father on her way to winning 1st place in the Kenshikan Tournament Novice Division. Her firey spirit earned her the Kantosho Award at the 2017 Aiea Kendo Tournament and she is currently training for a spot to represent Team Hawaii at the 18th World Kendo Championship in Paris, France. In her words;
“I like that Kendo makes me feel strong. It’s helped me to build my self-confidence and pushes me out of my comfort zone.”
For all members of the Hawaii Kendo Federation, please fill out this survey regarding Kendo injuries. It’ll only take about 2 minutes to complete and will help us immensely. Thank you!!
Kendo Injury Survey: https://forms.gle/49GUeM1yvGqWhZnG8
Tried upping the intensity of my routine to include kakarigeiko
Murao Sensei talking about his experience competing against Nishikawa Sensei (former All Japan Champion) at the 7th World Kendo Championship
Highlights from our Waiea BINGO Day starting with the dizzy challenge! Other highlights include...
7:10 Erika's super slow suburi
8:30 Erika completely ignoring my BINGO followed by Kiyomi's perfect push up form (bottom row)
9:20 Super slow suburi by all the sensei
Maddy came up with the “shinai whip” challenge. What is the heaviest shinai or bokken you can cut air with? Start with a bamboo gardening stick or a single shinai piece. Then go up to a 32 shinai, then 37 shinai, then 39 shinai, then suburito. How about the Christmas tree bokken, Braxton Fukutomi? 💪😁
So apparently Home Depot is where to go if you want to have a Kendo meet up.
Also, it’s funny how all of our shirts have our names on them Ronald and Keith 😂
KENDO INJURY FORM: https://forms.gle/49GUeM1yvGqWhZnG8
We are conducting a survey to evaluate the frequency of Kendo injuries among Hawaii Kendoist.
Completion of the survey above regardless of your age or even if you have any kendo injuries at all is hugely appreciated and as a form of our appreciation, everyone who completes the survey will be entered into our RAFFLE CONTEST!! We will be selecting one person to receive a $100 gift certificate to Foodland or any other local business as a means of supporting our local community. Thank you!
Our zoom practice last night regarding tsuki with a short interruption to watch our shaka video on the news! Skip to 3:45 to see the shaka!
Murao Sensei talking to our intermediate group about footwork and hitting men
Here’s the second video from our “talk story” hour with Bryant Fukutomi and Dez Nakamoto. In this one, we talk about how so many of our members were “forced” to do kendo as young kids, but how they later appreciated kendo based on the values, physical fitness and coordination components, and opportunities to travel and meet new people.
Last week Wednesday, we had a “talk story” hour with Bryant Fukutomi and Dez Nakamoto about their kendo experiences. We’ll be sharing a series of clips from the talk. In this one, we introduce Bryant and Dez, both of whom were twice members of team Hawaii at the World Kendo Championships. The clip also features Dez sharing his experiences growing up doing kendo and participating at the WKC at the young age of 13.
Waiea Zoom Practice with Murao Sensei. More videos to come with his instructions to our beginner, intermediate and advanced groups.
Here’s another video from our session with Jayson Chaplin. In this one, he gives some great advice about tenouchi.
In this clip, Jayson Chaplin answers some questions about training for the World Kendo Championships.
Jayson Chaplin graciously answered some questions from our members. Here he shares what got him started in Kendo and the factors that influenced him to continue training through the years.
Practice with special guest from Australia, Jayson Chaplin!
Did a bunch of stairs yesterday. My chest muscles are sore from pumping my arms so hard.
Total: 50 sets, 1000 steps
Warm up jog (2 steps at a time) 5 sets
Sprint up (1 step at a time) 5 sets
Sprint up (2 steps at a time) 5 sets
1 footed hop (1 step at a time) 3 sets/leg
1 footed hop (2 steps at a time) 3 sets/leg
1 footed hop (3 steps at a time) 3 sets/leg
Fumikomi up (1 step at a time) 2 sets/leg
Fumikomi up (2 steps at a time) 2 sets/leg
Fumikomi with drive up (3 steps at a time) 2 sets/leg
Sprint up (2 steps at a time) 5 sets
Here are Kenzo and Akira showing off their club jackets. Nice!
Here are highlights from this past Wednesday’s practice. We focused on shifting the center of gravity forward in subur. We also did some hiki waza.
|Wednesday||18:00 - 20:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 11:00|
Youth wrestling club with focus on attitude, sportsmanship, and fun. A family friendly environment for kids ages 4 to 14.
At the Hawaii Wrestling Academy our main focus is to have a positive impact on your child's life and we use wrestling as a vehicle to do that. We believe good position is what wins matches, and focus on the longevity of a athlete's career rather than win
Bringing people together to learn the art of Aikido Yuishinkai.
We build life champions! Located in Aiea, Hawaii. Open to adults and kids ages 4 and up. Dedicated to developing a higher level of wrestling in Hawaii.
OUR CLUB STARTED IN 1995. OUR STUDENTS RANGE FROM AGES 4 YEARS OLD TO ADULTS. WE ARE A FAIRLY NEW CLUB THAT FOSTERS YOUNG CHILDREN BY HAVING FUN AND EXPERIENCING THE TRUE SPIRIT OF JUDO.
"Champions of Life" TKO Hawaii is the Hawaii branch of TKO, established in 2006 by Sensei Aaron Oandasan, Hawaii's first Karate World Champion.