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 feel comfortable asking Sensei questions and I know he will give me honest answers.
Teen dojo memberRedwood 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
Head instructor Jon Keeling is clearly among the most knowledgeable practitioners and best overall instructors in the country. He is a clear and succinct communicator in English, has excellent technique and is very good at analyzing technical errors in his students.
Dojo member (black belt with over 20 years' experience)San Francisco
Voted Best Martial Arts Activities in Redwood City for 2013!
Redwood City Award programRedwood City
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
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
This is real JKA-style karate… You’ll learn karate by both tradition and understanding, i.e., you will be led to understand the reasoning behind the traditional art. You will have the same experience as training at the JKA Honbu Dojo in Tokyo.
Experienced karate student (black belt)Merced
Sensei Keeling is extremely well connected within the martial arts community, resulting in frequent visits to the dojo by other prominent instructors, as well as large seminars with attendees from all over the world.
Dojo member (over 20 years' experience)San Francisco
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
 
 

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