Our annual charity kick-a-thon event is taking place the week of December 14-20. This year’s fundraising effort is for Crisis Text Line. Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people […]
Category Archives: Special Events
We will again be entering the annual Chili Cook Off in Palo Alto on July 4. If you are interested in volunteering to help prepare and/or serve the chili, please contact email@example.com. Regardless, all are encouraged to participate in the demonstration that afternoon and of course to come by and sample the chili! For more […]
Silicon Valley Karate will be having a special summer camp this June in Palo Alto, California. Special guest: Kawawada Sensei, JKA 8th dan (retired), gold medal winner in both kata and kumite at the first World ShotoCup in 1985 and the Chief Instructor for the Hoitsugan, the dojo set up by Nakayama Sensei for his […]
Silicon Valley Karate hosted internationally-acclaimed self-defense expert and author Mr. Rory Miller on Thursday, April 12, 6-9pm for a special workshop. Various subjects were discussed and trained. We covered two subjects. The first was “Context of Violence; an overview of the seven things that any self defense class must cover: • Legal and Ethical dimensions […]
We will have our traditional “Kangeiko” (literally “cold training”) February 11-17 (Sunday through Saturday), 6:30-7:30am each day). The traditional Kangeiko involves a short jog 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!
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 “Shotokan Kata Review” is coming up on January 13th (Saturday), 8-10am. We will go through 27 traditional Shotokan kata, twice each. And if time permits we will review additional kata. This is a great opportunity to discover (or re-discover) the breadth of the traditional Shotokan kata syllabus. Maybe you’ll find your new tokui kata.
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 […]
Our annual charity kick-a-thon event is taking place the week of December 12-17. This year’s fundraising effort is for Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization that helps kids in need. Please see online donation page here. If sponsoring a specific dojo member, please indicate their name in the donation form. For those who […]