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.

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 $10,935.76 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.