Host your own event

There are many creative ways you can support the Budokan project. One way is to “host your own event” to help raise funds and awareness for the Budokan project.

Here are some past examples of fundraising events that have been done for the Budokan project:



  • The Rafu Shimpo designated the Budokan project as a recipient of their Charity Golf Tournament (Click here for the Rafu Shimpo's website)
  • A former LTSC Board member hosted a birthday party and in lieu of gifts, he asked that donations be given to the Budokan project.
  • A charity basketball game, as part of the Annual Las Vegas Invitational, was held and proceeds raised were designated for the Budokan project. (Click here for the LVI Hoops website)
  • Singer Lewak, an accounting firm, held a “dress down day fundraiser” at their office and proceeds were given to the Budokan project.


These are just a few examples of how you can help support our project. If you have questions or would like to propose an idea, please feel free to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (213) 473-1619.




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