Upcoming special events at the Capital Area Budoka or that we are involved in.
In the Public Eye
The Capital Area Budokai is committed to spreading awareness of Japanese sword arts in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. To that end, the Budokai actively participates in cultural events in the area, hosts events with both Japanese and American budo instructors, and occasionally ends up in various other media outlets.
The Budokai in the News:
Northern Virginia Budokai on Fox5 (2010) - FOX 5's Holly Morris visited the Capital Area Budokai.
Demos and Cultural Events:
SwordFest (In VA: annually since 2008) - All arts. See more: Videos, Pictures 2011 Set 1,Pictures 2011 Set 2.
Annual Sakura Matsuri Street Festival (In DC: annually since 2008) - All arts.
National Cherry Blossom Festival (In MD: annually since 2010) - All arts.
Hosted Seminars, Tournaments, & Events:
SwordFest (At the Budokai: annually since 2008) - An "open forum celebration and appreciation of swords and sword arts" consisting of demos & displays. See more: Videos, Pictures 2011 Set 1, Pictures 2011 Set 2.
International Batto-Do Federation Taikai (At the Budokai & Hilton Mark Center: 2012)
SEUSKF Annual Taikai (At GMU: 2009) - Southeast Kendo Federation's annual tourament.
SEUSKF Northern Seminar (At the Budokai: 2011) - Southeast Kendo Federation's annual northern region seminar.
Musashi Kai Nito Ryu Seminar (At the Budokai: biennially since 2009) - A comprehensive nito-ryu (two sword style) kendo seminar.
ECNF Annual Seminar (At the Budokai: 2008) - East Coast Naginata Federation's annual seminar.