Traditional Shotokan karate with innovative teaching by expert instructors trained in Japan

 
Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids

Traditional Japanese karate in a safe and supportive environment

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Karate for Teens

Karate for Teens

Dedicated classes to focus on bringing out the best in teenagers

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Karate for Adults

Karate for Adults

"Real deal" traditional karate training for all levels and all ages

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I spent a lot of time touring dojos in the Palo Alto area, and this is by far the best. Both of the instructors… trained for a number of years at the main JKA dojo in Tokyo… and this direct connection to the essence of Shotokan is obvious. The classes are very technical, nothing is left unexplained and there is zero BS.
Former dojo member (over 20 years' experience)(relocated to another area)
This is definitely the dojo that is worth your time and effort to travel to. Top notch instructors who can help you in all aspects.
Dojo member (black belt)Mountain View
By far the best dojo in the bay area, largely due to the outstanding head instructor Jon Keeling.  He is very, very experienced, incredibly talented as a martial artist, and a highly effective teacher.  He promotes both a high level of karate excellence and discipline, while also being very mindful of safety and individual physical limitations. This dojo is worth the drive from San Francisco.
Dojo member (black belt with 20 years' experience)San Francisco
I’m very impressed with Sensei Keeling and his dojo. Sensei recognizes the importance of teaching the basics while maintaining the Shotokan karate traditions.
Parent of a teenRedwood City
I can finally say that I have found my home!  Both the instructors and the other senior students are as good as it gets.  I highly recommend it for anyone serious about JKA-style Shotokan karate.
Dojo member (black belt)Palo Alto
This is the real deal.
StudentPalo Alto
You’ll be lucky if you could find another karate school that teaches all this stuff — I haven’t found another one yet. And yes, you’ll get an awesome workout!!
Dojo memberFremont
I feel comfortable asking Sensei questions and I know he will give me honest answers.
Teen dojo memberRedwood City
The instruction and training are first-rate.
Dojo member (black belt)Sunnyvale
Sensei Keeling and his students have made our entire family feel welcome every time we come to the dojo for private lessons, seminars and classes. Sensei’s extensive knowledge, exceptional teaching skills, extraordinary character, and remarkable patience are just a few of the reasons we feel at home in his dojo and his training; it’s a privilege knowing him.
Parent of a teenRedwood City
 
 

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