Opening 2020

  • a premier event venue for judo, kendo, aikido, and karate

  • 2 indoor high school regulation basketball courts

  • 4 indoor volleyball courts for training and competition

  • a unique gathering place for youth, families, and seniors 

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OUR MISSION

To provide a facility in Downtown, Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors that offers sports, community activities, and opportunities to connect visitors to Japanese American culture and a vibrant, sustainable Little Tokyo.

Paul I. Terasaki Budokan

is a

community-

driven project

of

Little Tokyo
Service Center

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A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY

Paul I. Terasaki Budokan will be a unique gathering place that will enhance the quality of life for locals and commuters alike through its diverse, inter-generational programs.

A PLACE FOR OPPORTUNITY

Recreation and sports facilities in LA are at a premium with access severely limited by scheduling problems and high costs.  Paul I. Terasaki Budokan will fill a huge void for sports programs and activities both locally and regionally.

A PLACE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Paul I. Terasaki Budokan will help preserve the cultural heritage of Little Tokyo and bridge different communities through sports and events.

Help us build a big gym in Little Tokyo

$33.8M Capital Campaign Progress

95%

*Our fundraising gap is now $1.8 million.
Please help us reduce this gap by donating today.

HAPPENING NOW

STRAIGHT OUTTA LITTLE TOKYO 4

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Performing Live: TRINERE & RODNEY O

Special Tribute to STEVE YANO

Also Performing: Elemental Funk, Ho’opala, KeyKool, From the Silence, Paul Dateh, Kaze Jones, DJ Rawn, Clipper Darrel, Mr Choc

Car Show, AGC Reunion, B-Boy Battle, Spam Musubi Eating Contest

Full-bar, food + merch!!!

Introducing RYAN LEE as the new Terasaki Budokan Director

SPECIAL TRIBUTE CAMPAIGNS

To help commemorate the achievements of these individuals on the Terasaki Budokan Donor Wall, please consider making a donation in their honor or in their memory.

If you would like to nominate someone for a special campaign, please contact Kim Kawasaki (kkawasaki@ltsc.org or 213-473-1619).

Alice Kikkawa Memorial

We have collected $5,284.30 of our $10,000 goal in memory of Alice Kikkawa.

Denny Sunabe Memorial

We have collected $8,935.76 of our $10,000 goal in memory of Denny Sunabe.

Philip Ito Memorial

We have collected $21,380 of our $25,000 goal in memory of Philip Ito.

Monica Quan Memorial

We have collected $2,078.73 of our $10,000 goal in memory of Monica Quan.

Bill & Ruth Watanabe Tribute

We have collected $100,842.00 of our $100,000 goal in honor of Bill & Ruth Watanabe.

Judy Nishimoto Ota Memorial

We have collected $10,550.00 of our $10,000 goal in memory of Judy Nishimoto Ota.

Seiji Isomoto Memorial

We have collected $25,200.00 of our $25,000 goal in memory of Seiji Isomoto.