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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Our annual charity kick-a-thon event took place the week of December 14-20. As a group, we did over 132,000 repetitions. The finale was on Dec 20, where the adult class performed 2019 kicks + 2019 punches. A total of 11 dojo members did over 4000 repetitions, with three of them doing over 5000 and our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On Saturday, December 23, 2017, Sensei Keeling taught Karate and Self-Defense to over 130 participants in Kolkata, India. Shotokan practitioners from various organizations across eastern India gathered to take part in the all-day event.
Our annual charity kick-a-thon event took place the week of December 11-16. This year’s fundraising effort is for Direct Relief, a non-profit organization that helps where it is needed most. In the past, we have donated to Direct Relief International. This year we are focusing on domestic needs, in reaction to the recent storms and […]