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The Budokan of Los Angeles (BoLA) is located on city-owned property at 237-249 S.

Los Angeles Street (between 2nd and 3rd Street), adjacent to Vibiana (formerly the St.
Vibana Cathedral) and Little Tokyo Branch Library.

The Budokan project is located on the western edge of Little Tokyo, but centrally located
to Downtown Los Angeles, Chinatown, East Los Angeles and Echo Park. In addition,
the facility is accessible by public transportation (Bus lines, DASH and Metro).

 

 

 

What is a Budokan?

Budokan roughly translates as "martial arts hall" in Japanese. The name is derived from the Nippon Budokan, a large arena in Central Tokyo, Japan. The arena was originally constructed for judo competition during the 1964 Summer Olympics, but today serves as a multi-purpose facility that caters to sports, entertainment and other activities. Currently in the United States, there are numerous budokans which serve as multi-purpose centers for martial arts, team sports such as basketball and volleyball, community activities and other special events.

Budokan of Los Angeles, a Project of Little Tokyo Service Center
231 E Third St, Suite G106
(213) 473-3030