Author Archives: Sensei Keeling

Seminar with Sensei Guy Brodeur, August 31, 1-3pm

Sensei Brodeur has been studying Shotokan since 1982 and has a long history of tournament successes and extensive training in traditional Shotokan with Ubl Sensei and others. For more, please see: http://ecole.shotokan-canada.com/dojos/budokan/professeurs-et-senseis/guy-brodeur Seminar will be Saturday, August 31, 1-3pm. It will be open to adults and teens of all levels but focusing on mostly brown […]

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Open Karate Seminar Set with Senseis Paul & Michelle Enfield, April 5-7

The Enfields have been teaching Goju-ryu Karate for decades, including at their Goju Karate Center, in southern California. They bring a wealth of knowledge about traditional Karate and we are fortunate to have them leading seminars for the first time in Silicon Valley this April. Schedule:Friday 7:00-8:30pm *Saturday 11:00am – 1:30pm Saturday 3:00pm – 5:30pm, […]

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Congratulations to Our Latest Nidan!

Jess Field successfully graded to nidan (2nd degree black belt) on March 10. On the grading panel were WTKO Chief Instructor Sensei Richard Amos, Silicon Valley Karate Chief Instructor Sensei Jon Keeling, and Chief Instructor for De Anza Shotokan Pete Rabbitt. Mr Field was put through the paces with challenging kihon, two different kata and […]

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Kangeiko (Winter Training) February 3 – 9

We are having our traditional “Kangeiko” (literally “cold training”) February 3-9 (Sunday through Saturday), 6:30-7:30am each day). The traditional Kangeiko involves a short jog (if raining, calisthenics in the dojo) followed by training at the dojo. Each day’s training is typically led by a different instructor, working up in seniority. Hope to see you there! […]

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Current Kata for Saturday Morning Kata Class: Sochin

In our advanced kata sessions on Saturdays, we are currently studying Sochin (壮鎮). The kata name translates as something like “Magnificent Calm.” It features low, solid stance, mostly fudo-dachi, and slow, powerful moves alternating with explosive speed. It’s excellent practice for developing strong, solid technique and connection to the ground. You can see excellent examples of […]

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