Youth Summer Camps

Please note: we prioritize the health and safety of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic and plan to take all necessary precautions to protect students, staff, and volunteers.

Summer Camps

at Terasaki Budokan

For inquiries, please contact Kim Kawasaki at kkawasaki@ltsc.org 

Terasaki Budokan will be hosting its first summer camps this year! There will be three camps with each week focusing on a different sport: basketball, volleyball, and karate. Registration for each camp is separate, and if you are interested in participating in multiple weeks, you will need to register for each one individually.

Each camp will be designed to fit all ages and levels of play. It will cover basic skills for each sport while incorporating fun and creative activities throughout the day. We hope this can provide a safe space for kids to explore their interests while also engaging in social interaction.

Summer Youth Offerings

Camp dates: (June 28, 2021 – July 16, 2021)

1. Basketball (June 28 – July 2)

2. Karate (July 5 – July 9)

3. Volleyball (July 12 – July 16)

Basketball: 

  • June 28 – July 2
  • Regular hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Extended hours: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Ages 5-13
  • Regular hours: $395/participant
  • Extended hours: $150/participant
  • Camp tshirt included with registration

Basketball Instructor

Coach Curtis Takimoto:

Current:
Assistant boys varsity coach at Cypress High School (2020 – Present)
Co-Founder of Not Your Average Basketball Camp, a basketball camp created for special needs children  (2014 – Present)
Head coach – San Fernando Valley Japanese American Community Center pee-wee clinic (2009-Present)
Former:
Head Boys Coach Yonsei 26 – 2019
Assistant Boys Coach Yonsei 23 –  2016
Head Freshman Coach at Cypress High school 2017-2019
Head JV Coach at Beckman High school 2014-2016

Karate

  • July 5 – July 9
  • Regular hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Extended hours: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Ages 5-13
  • Regular hours: $395/participant
  • Extended hours: $150/participant
  • Camp tshirt included with registration

Karate Instructor

Ishii Sensei:

A lifetime martial artist, at age 10 Art Ishii entered Hollywood Judo Dojo under senseis Takashi Kikuchi, Frank and Art Emi, Frank Watanuki, and Gene LeBell. He later trained in Wing Chun Gung Fu at the New Chinatown Gung Fu Club under Randy Williams sifu; Goju-ryu Karate at Tenri Karate Dojo under Guy Kurose sensei; and Okinawan Matsubayashi-Ryu Karate under sensei Eihachi Ota.

In 1990, Ishii Sensei founded Matsubayashi-Ryu of Little Tokyo, the Los Angeles branch of the World Matsubayashi Shorin-ryu Karate-do Association (WMKA) headquartered in Okinawa, Japan. He holds the 6th dan grade and Renshi, or “polished teacher,” instructorship title in this system and is the Co-founder of the Nikkei Karate Committee who organizes the Nikkei Games Karate Tournament during the annual Nikkei Games Budo Tournament. It is through his dojo that he also teaches the importance of community volunteering and the value of giving back.

Volleyball:

  • July 12 – July 16
  • Regular hours: 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Extended hours: 3:00pm-6:00pm
  • Ages 5-13
  • Regular hours: $395/participant
  • Extended hours: $150/participant
  • Camp tshirt included with registration

Volleyball Instructor

Coach Jackson Wong:

Boys Club Director and Head Coach for Forza1 West Volleyball Club, Head Coach at Huntington Middle School (San Marino), Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach at Rio Hondo Community College (Whittier), runs youth volleyball camps and high school clinics during summer months, and still competes annually with his semi-professional 9-Man Volleyball team, LA Fresh. Knowledge, skills development and specialization training for all positions in age groups from youth level to collegiate athletes.

We are excited to offer our programs at the new Terasaki Budokan in Little Tokyo.

Supporting the physical, emotional and social health of young people in Little Tokyo and neighboring communities.

Terasaki Budokan is a facility in Downtown Los Angeles for youth, families and seniors for sports, community activities, and connections between Japanese American culture and the Little Tokyo neighborhood.