Saturday’s Matsuri Battle at LA Boxing in Torrance was full of excitement, energy and taiko!
Definitely one of the most epic set-ups ever experienced - a single slant style taiko drum sat in the middle of the boxing ring with the ji-players, or rock-solids, positioned in the corner. Individuals and Taiko Teams duked it out in the ring, playing their hearts out and giving their all.
At the conclusion of each battle, the audience voted who they thought won by standing or kneeling.
The Los Angeles Taiko Institute (LATI) is a dedicated taiko (Japanese drumming) school in Torrance, CA offering 12-week courses, drop-in classes, multi-day intensives, and one-time workshops on a variety of taiko topics.
The "Learn-Taiko!" link above provides the full list of classes at the Institute!
LATI is housed at Asano Taiko U.S. a full-service taiko maker offering exquisite Japanese drums and accessories, as well as on-site taiko repair and reskinning.
Los Angeles Taiko Institute/Asano Taiko U.S. location:
20909 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501