The Gorokhovsky family moved to Maui this summer (we all feel so sorry for them… 😉 ), where they joined a new dojo. They recently participated in a fairly large tournament there and did well. Jacob got 1st, 2nd, and 3rd (kumite, individual kata, team kata), Emily three 2nd places, Jane and Vadim both got […]
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Sensei Rachel Pham was not only on the prestigious list of instructors at the WTKO International Summer Camp held in Toronto, Canada, this August. She also entered the competition and took 2nd place in the black belt women division. Also representing Silicon Valley Karate, Brent Cyca took 3rd in the under black belt men’s kata […]
Silicon Valley Karate had a total of 16 competitors at Shinkyu Shotokan’s annual youth tournament. black belt boys kata: 1st place (Matthew) brown belt girls kata: 2nd place (Sophia), 3rd place (Victoria) purple and brown belt boys kata: 2nd place (Achilles) 4th place (Jacob) purple belt boys kumite: 5th place (Achilles) purple belt girls kata: […]
While not all those from our dojo who entered this weekend’s tournament won gold, our dojo ended up with as many medals as members who attended. This tournament had more contestants per division than most in the area. So such a high success rate is something to be proud of. Great effort by all. For […]
18 young members of Silicon Valley Karate took part in Shinkyu Shotokan’s tournament this past Sunday. There was a total of 102 competitors. All of our members did well. Total medal count: Bronze=6; Silver=7; Gold=10. More important than the medals, students learned from their experience and had a good time with the friendly competition. We […]
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!
A few members of Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate took part in the annual Shinkyu Shotokan Invitational tournament in South San Francisco this past Sunday. In addition to competitors in individual kata and kumite events, a team of our brown belts competed in team kata. For some it was even their first tournament experience. We’re proud to report that most […]
Just a couple of photos from the recent WTKO international summer camp. The first is of instructors from the camp (including our own Keeling Sensei). Dojo members who placed in the camp tournament (Matthew, Yong & Ekapol). And Matthew passed his shodan exam at the camp, becoming our newest and youngest black belt!