Central Coast Kendo


"My mission is to spread traditional Aikido and Kendo by instructing any who wish to learn."
Let's share in the practice of Kendo

Central Coast Kendo is a branch dojo of Butokuden Dojo in Irvine (CA). We are part of the All U.S. Kendo Federation (AUSKF) and the Southern California Kendo Organization (SCKO). Our Chief Instructor is Taro Ariga Renshi, 7 Dan, Head of Butokuden Dojo.

It's a great martial arts class to learn for kids, men and women in the central coast. Watch videos below to learn more.

  • Jason Carter,
    4th Dan

  • San Luis Obispo Buddhist Temple,
    6996 Ontario Rd,
    San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
    Tuesday 6:00P

  • Lompoc Parks and Recreation
    125 W Walnut Ave
    Lompoc, CA 93436
    Friday 6:00P & Saturday 10A

  • $45 per month


Jason Carter began training in Japan in 1994 under Miles Kessler Sensei, Saito Morihiro Sensei and Saito Hitohiro Sensei. He received ikkyu from Saito Sensei in 1997. In 2000, Carter Sensei trained under Gentil Pennewaert Sensei from the Newport Beach Aikikai/Shindokan. He received 3rd Dan Dec 1, 2012 from G. Pennewaert Sensei.

Jason Carter began Kendo at the Yasato-machi Kenyukai in Ibaraki Japan under Inanuma Mitsuru Sensei. He received 2nd Dan from Zen Nippon Kendo Renmei (All Japan Kendo Federation) in 1997. In 2007, Carter Sensei began training at Butokuden Dojo under Maruyama Sandy Sensei and Ariga Taro Sensei. In April of 2014, he received 4th Dan from Southern California Kendo Organization/All US Kendo Federation.

Jason Carter

4th Dan from Southern California Kendo Organization/All US Kendo Federation.


Honoring the teachings that is being passed onto Sensei Carter's students.

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