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The Way of
The Sword
Taught by masters of the art, Torrance Kendo Dojo
reveals a path of physical and mental discipline through Kendo
Torrance Dojo is the only dojo in the United States with over 20 active senseis (instructors) - including 4 U.S National Champions and 11 senseis who have represented their country in the World Kendo Championships."

“Kenyu” represents the theme of Torrance Kendo Dojo. This word is composed of two characters: “Ken” (sword), the first character in “Kendo,” and “Yu,” derived from the word “Tomo” (friend). Combined, the two characters form the word “Kenyu,” or “Friendship through Kendo.” We believe Kendo is a pursuit in which one will naturally develop deep camaraderie, trust, and loyalty through rigorous training and diligent study.

These relationships form not only between Sensei (teachers) and Kenshi (students) within one’s own Dojo, but between fellow Kendo practitioners throughout the world. Over the years, Torrance Dojo and its members have had the privilege to practice and develop “Kenyu” with Sensei and Kenshi from the United States, Japan, Korea, and many other countries throughout the world. These relationships are something that we will continue to cherish for many years to come.

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News and Announcements

Kendo Family!!!


Another tournament in the books and a great turnout by Torrance Dojo! See full results below ⬇️
9 & Under:
- 2nd Place: Tyler Yang
10-11 YRS:
- 1st Place: Musashi Yang
12-14 YRS:
- 2nd Place: Christian Kawano
15-17 YRS:
- 1st Place: Rei Elliot
Women’s Championship
- 2nd Place: Zidi Allison
Men’s Championship
- 1st Place: Arashi Steele
- 2nd Place: Julian Williams
- 3rd Place: Damian Williams
- Fighting Spirit: Hugo Mizuhashi

2023 US Championships 06/30/2023 ~07/02/2023

Torrance members at US Nationals! This is the largest tournament in the USA and it’s a great opportunity to represent both your dojo and federation!
to all those who participated, and all the support received from parents, volunteers, and fellow kenshi!
Torrance dojo member results:
- 1st Place Men’s Team: Dave Nam, Damian Williams, Julian Williams, Arashi Steele, Jason Brown
- 1st Place Women’s Team: Song Yi Yang
- 2nd Place Mens Individuals: Jason Brown
- 3rd Place Mens Individuals: Julian Williams
- 3rd Place Junior Youth Team: Rei Elliot, Christian Kawano
- 3rd Place Senior Youth Team: Hugo Mizuhashi
- Kantosho (Fighting Spirit) Women’s Individuals: Song Yi Yang
Coaches: Christopher Yang, Danny Yang

SCKO Memorial Team Tournament 06/11/2023

SCKO Memorial Team Tournament! Congratulations to all the participants - thank you parents and senseis for your endless support.
12-14 Junior Youth
- 1st Place: Musashi Yang, Shawn Yang, Ethan Choo
15-18 Senior Youth
- 3rd Place: Christian Kawano, Rei Elliot, Hugo Mizuhashi
Adult Kyu
- 3rd Place: Nick Ogino, Hunsoo Choo, Abraham Ruiz
- 1st Place (Torrance B): Dave Nam, Masao Suzuki, Jason Brown
- 2nd Place (Torrance A): Julian Williams, Damian Williams, Arashi Steele
5-Person Federation Shiai
- 1st Place: SCKF (Hugo Mizuhashi, Arashi Steele)

53rd Anniversary Salinas Kendo Tournament

11-13 YRS:
1st Place - Musashi Yang🥇
2nd Place - Shawn Yang 🥈
14-17 YRS:
1st Place - Hugo Mizuhashi 🥇
3rd Place - Rei Elliot 🥉
3rd Place - Christian Kawano 🥉
3rd Place - Abraham Ruiz 🥉
YUDANSHA (1-2 Dan):
2nd Place - Dave Nam 🥈
YUDANSHA (3 Dan Up):
1st Place - Julian Williams 🥇
2nd Place - Damian Williams 🥈
3rd Place - Arashi Steele 🥉
1st Place - Musashi Yang, Shawn Yang, Christian Kawano, Rei Elliot, Hugo Mizuhashi 🥇
1st Place - Julian Williams, Dave Nam, Arashi Steele, Damian Williams, Jason Brown 🥇
2nd Place - Zidi Allison, Masao Suzuki, Jarrod Hatakeyama 🥈