The goal: To raise the level of instructional quality among those teaching traditional karate (particularly JKA-style Shotokan, but not exclusively) in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco Bay area. The focus on this set will be “Arm Techniques.” Instructor list to be finalized late June. See the event listing on July 10 on our calendar for registration information: […]
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Ubl Sensei is returning for a seminar set on May 27-29: Friday, May 27, 7-8:15pm (all ranks), 8:15-9:00pm (brown & black belts only) Saturday, May 28, 10-11:15am (all ranks), 11:15am-12:00pm (brown & black belts only), 2-3:15pm (all ranks), 3:15-4:00pm (brown & black belts only) Sunday, May 29, 10-11:15am (all ranks), 11:15am-12:00pm (brown & black belts […]
We had a couple of our brown belts compete in today’s fairly large tournament in South San Francisco. Akiko was in the 35-year-old+ women’s division for kata, which was half black belts. She placed first. Kostas was in the 35-year-old+ men’s division for kumite, which was mostly black belts. He placed second. Congratulations!
We will be giving a demonstration at Cubberley Community Center on Saturday, March 19, during their “Community Day” event. Lots of activities – mostly for kids – along with various demonstrations, food and fun! Our group is scheduled for 11:40am. For more information on this event, please see here: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/gov/depts/csd/events/cubberley_day.asp
We are excited to announce that a new class will be added to our already extensive offering from March 2. On Wednesdays, 5:00-5:45pm, we will have classes at our Cubblerley location specifically for youth colored belt members, to work on kata & kumite. Anyone ADULT yellow belt level or higher, from our kids’ or teens’ […]
We are pleased to announce that Princeton Shotokan’s Kitagawa Sensei will be teaching here in March. Kitagawa (Takeshi) Sensei has been teaching karate for over thirty years in both Japan and the United States. In Japan, he worked alongside Nagaki (Mitsuru) Sensei (father of WKF World Champion, Nagaki Shinji) in Ehime Prefecture and was a […]
Ethan P! Congratulations! We had quite a few very good images submitted. But this one was voted best by our impartial 12-year old judge. Nice effort by all who entered the contest.
Our annual charity kick-a-thon event is quickly approaching. This year, we are raising money for Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a very worthy cause. During the week of December 14, in the kids’ and teens’ classes, we will be doing “best efforts,” which may be a couple hundred kicks or well over 1000. In our adult class […]