Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo

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Keiro and JACCC are proud to welcome an exciting group of presenters and entertainers to celebrate the Keiro no Hi Festival! This week will be highlighting a few of these special guests of our online video premiere. Today we have Art and François of Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo!

Check out full presenter and entertainer bios here: https://buff.ly/3Dt8zLQ
Sara Gonzales is the owner and creative director of a dance studio Impact Dance x Wellness and shares her favorite snack for Delicious Little Tokyo’s Virtual Food Festival! Whether you have a sweet tooth or need a sugar rush, these Trolli sour gummy worms will really make your lips pucker!

📽: Jesse Koester + Adina Mori-Holt
🎶: bensound.com
Cast:
Art Ishii (Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo),
Walter Nishinaka,
Michelle Chan,
Sara Gonzales (Impact Dance x Wellness),
Lupe Limon Corrales,
Ana Cristobal,
Ryan Lee

Special thanks to:
Go Little Tokyo,
Little Tokyo Service Center,
Walton Construction, Inc.
Courtlyn Shimada,
Garrett Iwamoto

During filming, we tried our best to adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing to ensure the safety of our cast and crew.
Walter Nishinaka is a 3rd degree black belt at Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo and shares his favorite snack for Delicious Little Tokyo’s Virtual Food Festival! Japanese Americans have an affinity for SPAM! Walter’s dish packs a lot of flavor by combining SPAM, scrambled eggs, green onion, King's Hawaiian rolls and Sriracha mayo.

📽: Jesse Koester + Adina Mori-Holt
🎶: bensound.com
Cast:
Art Ishii (Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo),
Walter Nishinaka,
Michelle Chan,
Sara Gonzales (Impact Dance x Wellness),
Lupe Limon Corrales,
Ana Cristobal,
Ryan Lee

Special thanks to:
Go Little Tokyo,
Little Tokyo Service Center,
Walton Construction, Inc.
Courtlyn Shimada,
Garrett Iwamoto

During filming, we tried our best to adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing to ensure the safety of our cast and crew.
Ana Cristobal is LTSC’s Youth Program Assistant for Mi CASA (the after school program at Terasaki Budokan for ages 6-18). Ana is sharing her favorite snack with us for Delicious Little Tokyo’s Virtual Food Festival! Ana’s family recipe is a variation of pineapple agua frescas that is the perfect refreshment on a hot summer day!

📽: Jesse Koester + Adina Mori-Holt
🎶: bensound.com
Cast:
Art Ishii (Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo),
Walter Nishinaka,
Michelle Chan,
Sara Gonzales (Impact Dance x Wellness),
Lupe Limon Corrales,
Ana Cristobal,
Ryan Lee

Special thanks to:
Go Little Tokyo,
Little Tokyo Service Center,
Walton Construction, Inc.,
Courtlyn Shimada,
Garrett Iwamoto

During filming, we tried our best to adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing to ensure the safety of our cast and crew.
Michelle Chan is the Rentals and Scheduling Manager at Terasaki Budokan (the BIG Gym in Little Tokyo). If you want to rent spaces at Budokan for a private event, practice/tournament, workshop or performance, Michelle is the one to contact! Michelle is sharing her favorite snack with us for Delicious Little Tokyo’s Virtual Food Festival! The lumpia that she brought fooled many as homemade but it was actually from The Noypitz Bar and Grill DTLA in Little Tokyo! This restaurant serves Filipino food and shows the diversity of cuisines available in our historic neighborhood. We love to support our local restaurants and small businesses!

📽: Jesse Koester + Adina Mori-Holt
🎶: bensound.com
Cast:
Art Ishii (Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo)
Walter Nishinaka,
Michelle Chan,
Sara Gonzales (Impact Dance x Wellness),
Lupe Limon Corrales,
Ana Cristobal,
Ryan Lee

Special thanks to:
Go Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo Service Center
Walton Construction, Inc.
Courtlyn Shimada
Garrett Iwamoto

During filming, we tried our best to adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing to ensure the safety of our cast and crew.
Lupe is LTSC’s Youth Service Coordinator for Mi CASA (the after school program at Terasaki Budokan for ages 6-18). Lupe is sharing her favorite snack with us for Delicious Little Tokyo’s Virtual Food Festival! Making homemade pico de gallo brings back memories of Lupe cooking with her mom and is an easy snack to make with fresh ingredients from scratch.

📽: Jesse Koester + Adina Mori-Holt
🎶: bensound.com
Cast:
Art Ishii (Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo),
Walter Nishinaka,
Michelle Chan,
Sara Gonzales (Impact Dance x Wellness),
Lupe,
Ana Cristobal,
Ryan Lee

Special thanks to:
Go Little Tokyo
Little Tokyo Service Center
Walton Construction, Inc.
Courtlyn Shimada
Garrett Iwamoto

During filming, we tried our best to adhere to COVID restrictions and social distancing to ensure the safety of our cast and crew.
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo
Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo
Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Dojo (Los Angeles) Art Ishii sensei
Art Ishii sensei and Walter Nishinaka of Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Dojo (Los Angeles)

Art Ishii, Head Instructor Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu of Little Tokyo is an independent dojo propagating traditional Okinawan Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do, in downtown Los Angeles, CA.

Operating as usual

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 04/16/2022

Congratulations Toshi on your promotion to yellow belt! Well deserved!

04/16/2022

Sakura is a regular at the Little Tokyo Dojo!

Olympian Sakura Kokumai' s dedication to karate and the community always inspires us! Get to know our dear friend Sakura as she talks to us about martial arts, competition, and travel in episode 3! https://www.littletokyotalks.com/episodes/episode-03-sakura-kokumai

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 04/12/2022

Sensei Ako Castuera and Sensei Sakura Kokumai USA leading the class tonight............
Go Girl Power!

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 04/06/2022

Sensei Ishii & guest Sensei Kevin Suzuki leading a self defense class at the Gardena Valley Cultural Institute last night. A HUGE thank you to the Shugyokan dojo students for volunteering your time & helping out! (And it was so much fun seeing you all again!!)

Episode 01: Art Ishii — Little Tokyo Talks 04/06/2022

Episode 01: Art Ishii — Little Tokyo Talks

Thank you Little Tokyo Talks Podcast! And great picture!

Episode 01: Art Ishii — Little Tokyo Talks Martial arts, LA neighborhoods, and activism with karate instructor Art Ishii

03/13/2022

Olympian Sakura Kokumai...

Amazing Olympian Sakura Kokumai at the Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening...

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 03/13/2022

Sensei Art Ishii still killin' those tile breaks!!

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 03/13/2022

Photos from today's Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening! Congratulations!!

Good Day LA [FOX 11 Los Angeles] : Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening 03/11/2022

Good Day LA [FOX 11 Los Angeles] : Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening

Getting ready for tomorrow's Grand Opening... Sensei's Art Ishii , Walter Nishinaka , Francois Chau

Good Day LA [FOX 11 Los Angeles] : Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening Source: Good Day LA [FOX 11 Los Angeles]03/10/2022 Live Segment promoting Terasaki Budokan's Grand Opening celebration.

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 03/06/2022

Join us at the Terasaki Budokan Grand Opening March 12th! 3:00pm
Come early (2:30) and see U.S. Karate Olympian Sakura Kokumai!

12/30/2021

Last practice for 2021...

10/28/2021

Congratulations Jacqueline on your first promotion!

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 10/03/2021

Demo at the Little Tokyo Business Association and Skid Row-kyo 2nd annual Worthy of Love party for homeless children and teens at the Little Tokyo Terasaki Budokan last Thursday! Thanks so much for the invite and helping us introduce the world of karate to others!

09/23/2021

Keiro no Hi is a celebration meaning Respect for the Elders Day. The Keiro organization of Los Angeles was founded in 1961, and the 60 year anniversary theme is “Oiwai,” or “Celebration.” Community members aged 60+ were invited to “create and express their talent through different forms of art.”

As part of the celebration, Ishii sensei was invited to speak about karate as a Japanese American cultural art, assisted by François Chau.

Additionally showcased through the following YouTube link are representatives of the Ikenobo school of ikebana (flower arranging); Ito En tea company; the Doizaki Family/Kawaguchi-Kihara Memorial Foundation for fine arts; the Sustainable Little Tokyo calligraphy program; the Toshizo Watanabe Culinary Cultural Center; the Venice Japanese Community Center Senior Wellness Program; Asian Persuasion musical group; and Little Tokyo’s Japanese American Cultural and Community Center campus.

https://youtu.be/4zvgy2vvVrk

Photos from Nisei Week Foundation's post 08/14/2021

Photos from Nisei Week Foundation's post

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo updated their phone number. 08/06/2021

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo updated their phone number.

Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo updated their phone number.

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 08/03/2021

Go Sakura!!

08/02/2021

Join us to cheer Sakura on in Tokyo!

The public is invited to the Terasaki Budokan on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to cheer on Sakura Kokumai, the first U.S. karate Olympian, as she competes in the Tokyo Olympics!

A native of Honolulu and a resident of Stevenson Ranch, Kokumai, 28, will compete in female elite kata. She has won multiple medals as a member of the USA Karate National Team since 2007. In kata, athletes perform a series of predetermined movements, more akin to a gymnastics floor exercise than a traditional combat bout. Only 10 women and 10 men qualify for Tokyo in the kata competition.

The event will be held outdoors from 6 to 10 p.m. when Olympic karate is scheduled to be televised. Kokumai will give a message via video and there will be a karate demonstration by Matsubayashi Shorin-Ryu Dojo of Little Tokyo. The celebration is sponsored by Panasonic and Terasaki Budokan.



https://rafu.com/2021/07/little-tokyo-to-cheer-on-sakura-kokumai/

08/02/2021

Go Sakura!!

07/29/2021
07/29/2021

Olympic athlete and friend of the Matsubayashi-ryu Little Tokyo dojo, Sakura Kokumai, crusin' around J-town....

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 07/24/2021

Gambatte Sakura! Wishing you the best from your L.A. dojo family on this opening ceremony night!!
@ Sakura Kokumai!!! With Art Ishii, Walter Nishinaka, Francois Chau & Ako Castuera

Watch Kim and Amber Break Boards With Karate Moves 07/16/2021

Watch Kim and Amber Break Boards With Karate Moves

Sensei and Dojo on NBC!

Watch Kim and Amber Break Boards With Karate Moves In anticipation of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics “California Live” goes to Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo for a karate lesson straight from a master martial artist. We learn about the history of Japanese martial arts and a few basic, yet essential, karate moves. Plus, watch to see Kim and Amber brea...

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 07/16/2021

Helping the Terasaki Budokan with their first summer camp...

06/29/2021

Awesome!

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 06/21/2021

Our 2nd Self Defense and Awareness workshop this month! Ted Chen and his cameraman from NBC News dropped in and did a feature on us that will appear in a few days (tba). Many thanks to Carrie Morita for the photos and Nikkei Progressives, LTSC, Higashi Hongwanji, and Terasaki Budokan for their support!

06/18/2021

Congratulations to our High School Graduates Kara, Kieren, and Clara!
We’re so proud of the young adults you’ve become and we’re excited to see you take on your next adventures!

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 05/29/2021

Congratulations Seiji and Ako on completing and passing your black belt testing!! Thank you Sr. Instructors Walter Nishinaka & Russell Kumagai and visiting Sensei Rod Kuratomi from the Takayuki Kubota IKA Gosoku-ryu and Kevin Suzuki from the Fumio Demura Gembukai JKF for serving on the evaluation panel.

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo 05/10/2021

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo

A nice little video that appeared on news channels today about our youth Karate program at the Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo. Thank you to Nic Kim and Spectrum News for featuring us.

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo The Terasaki Budokan features karate

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo 05/10/2021

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo

As seen on Spectrum News 1 ....
https://spectrumnews1.com/share/ca/la-east/human-interest/2021/05/07/new-community-gymnasium-offers-programming-in-little-tokyo?cid=share_clip

New community gymnasium offers summers programs in Little Tokyo The Terasaki Budokan features karate

04/19/2021

ARRESTED!!
Thumbs up to the community people at the park who detained him until the police arrived! Thx to Sakura who made this guy famous in the 1st place.

Photos from Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate-Do of Little Tokyo's post 04/16/2021

Whoo hoo! Sakura Kokumai modeling the USA olympic team closing ceremony outfit by Ralph Lauren!! Great seeing you at the Terasaki Budokan this week!

Sakura Kokumai's unique journey to the Olympics nears its finish 04/16/2021

Sakura Kokumai's unique journey to the Olympics nears its finish

We can’t wait Sakura!!!!!

Sakura Kokumai's unique journey to the Olympics nears its finish For Sakura Kokumai, karate's addition to the Olympic program in Tokyo has been life-changing. A particularly memorable stretch occurred in March 2020.

Olympic Athlete Appeals for Unity After Being Target of Anti-Asian Rant in OC - Rafu Shimpo 04/15/2021

Olympic Athlete Appeals for Unity After Being Target of Anti-Asian Rant in OC - Rafu Shimpo

Olympic Athlete Appeals for Unity After Being Target of Anti-Asian Rant in OC - Rafu Shimpo Rafu Staff Report Sakura Kokumai, a karateka who will represent the U.S. in the Tokyo Olympics, was verbally attacked while training in an Orange County park. Kokumai, 28, was working out in Grijalva Park in Orange when the incident occurred. She was talking on the phone with a friend and recorded v...

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