Date founded

 

Founded in 1967 in Sacramento, California as a non-profit Corporation.
Earliest dojo was located at Jackson Road near Florin-Perkins Road
across form the Florin-Perkins Golf Course which is now a gravel mine.

1982 moved to current location at Buddhist Church of Florin.

 

Founding members

 

Ichiro Akiyama

Ichiro Akiyama
Renshi – 7 Dan Kendo
1st Head Instructor 1967 until 1988

 

 

 

 

Dr. Masa Yamamoto M.D.

Dr. Masa Yamamoto M.D.
Advisor
Co-founder

 

 

 

Mitsuno Bill Shirai

Mitsuo Bill Shirai
Renshi – 6 Dan Kendo
Co-founder
2nd Head Instructor August 1988 until May 2006
Referee 1993 USKF Championship
Senior member Team NCKF 1996 USKF Championship
Senior member Team NCKF 1999 AUSKF Championship