Breaking Ground August
A premier event venue for Judo, Kendo, Aikido, and Karate
2 indoor basketball courts with NBA backboards + hardwood floors
4 indoor volleyball courts for training and competition
A unique gathering place for youth, families, and seniors
Formerly known as Budokan of Los Angeles
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.
A PLACE FOR COMMUNITY
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. Terasaki Budokan will fill a huge void for sports programs and activities both locally and regionally.
A PLACE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS
Terasaki Budokan will help preserve the cultural heritage of Little Tokyo and bridge different communities through sports and events.
Before we break ground August of 2017
be a part of history
Future location is on Los Angeles Street between 2nd & 3rd Street
LTSC is a non-profit and hosts numerous fundraising events to benefit Terasaki Budokan
A $25 million Capital Campaign will cover the projected development and construction costs of Terasaki Budokan
LA City approves Terasaki Budokan’s long-term land lease, LTSC begins the Terasaki Budokan Capital Campaign to raise $25 million.
Grants at the city, state, and federal level are secured and key individual contributors show their support for the Budokan project.
LTSC has successfully raised 90% of the capital campaign and a ground breaking ceremony is set for August of 2017!
Thanks to the Terasaki Family Foundation and other major donors, LTSC has raised 93% of the $25M Capital Campaign!
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
The best way to get involved is to volunteer, volunteer, volunteer. Join our outreach team, help at fundraising events, or lend us your skills.
For the past few years, it’s been "tomorrow" or "someday." Now, it’s "today," it’s for real.
"I am looking forward to seeing other kids come down to eat mochi ice cream and wearing basketball jerseys in Little Tokyo every weekend at the Budokan!"
"With the gym there, oh man, we'd be going to Little Tokyo once a week if we could practice there. It would be far for us Orange County guys, but it'd be worth it just to eat. Ramen, soba, sushi, California rolls - amazing."
“Little Tokyo is a place that has shaped my identity and the place I hope will shape my daughter’s identities as well. We have the power to shape Little Tokyo’s evolution and I believe in everything the Budokan promises to achieve.”
“Growing up with JA activities like basketball and church has taught me values that applied on and off the court. I have made life-long friends and I hope younger generations will have the same opportunities and experiences at Budokan.”
“Playing basketball gave me a sense of community. Building Budokan will give us a way to ensure that these traditions and cultural values continue to thrive.”
"Kendo's priority is to have proper etiquette, proper manners and to be humble. It's building your character. For the young Gosei or 5th generation Japanese Americans, Budokan will be essential to their future."