Ariga-Sensei Taro Ariga (Kendo Kyoshi 7th Dan)

  • BUTOKUDEN Kancho – Kendo Head Instructor
  • E-BOGU.COM Inc. CEO
  • Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO) VP and Director of IT
  • Portugal Technical Director and National Team Coach

Achievements:

  • BUTOKUDEN Dojo Founder
  • IBM Kendo Club Founder
  • University of Waterloo Kendo Club Founder

Tournament Achievements:

  • Represented Canada in the 7th World Kendo Championships in Korea 1988 (Bronze Medal)
  • Represented Canada in the 8th World Kendo Championships in Canada 1991 (Bronze Medal)
  • Represented Canada in the 9th World Kendo Championships in Paris 1994 (Bronze Medal)
  • Represented Canada in the 10th World Kendo Championships in Japan 1997
  • Represented Canada in the 11th World Kendo Championships in USA 2000 (Bronze Medal)
  • Represented Canada in the 12th World Kendo Championships in Great Britain 2003
  • Represented Canada in the 13th World Kendo Championships in Taiwan 2006
  • Canadian Kendo Championships 1990 (Gold Medal)
  • Canadian Kendo Championships 1993 (Bronze Medal)
  • Canadian Kendo Championships 2002 (Bronze Medal)
  • Represented Canada two times at the Nakakura-Ki Tournament, Japan
  • 2014 All USA Championships (2nd Place Team)

International Kendo Coaching:

  • 2009 World Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
  • 2010 European Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Hungary)
  • 2011 European Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Gdynia, Poland)
  • 2012 World Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Novara, Italy)
  • 2015 World Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Tokyo, Japan)
  • 2014 European Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Clermont-Ferrand, France)
  • 2016 European Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Skopje, Mcedonia)
  • 2017 European Kendo Championships Portuguese National Kendo Team Coach (Budapest, Hungary)

Kendo Coaching in the USA:

  • 2011 All USA Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Coach
  • 2010 All USA Junior Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Coach
  • 2011 All USA Junior Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Coach
  • 2012 All USA Junior Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Coach
  • 2015 All USA Junior Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Coach
  • 2016 All USA Junior Kendo Championships Southern California Kendo Organization Team Manager