This Saturday we are doing Heian Godan (平安五段), the fifth kata in our regular syllabus. The Heian kata came to Japan from Okinawa, where Funakoshi Sensei gave them their Japanese name. Heian means “peace and safety.” These kata were developed from the advanced kata to play the same role we use them for today: as a gateway […]
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As some of our older members know, our dojo was affiliated with Shotokan Karate-Do International for many years. Our dojo’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Jon Keeling, started his Karate training in this organization in 1982 and spent several years training with the organization’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Masataka Mori in the 1980s. Upon the formation of our […]
Special Self-Defense Workshops taking place this week: Monday (8/13): 1-3pm (7-10 year olds) Tuesday (8/14): 1-3pm (11-14 year olds) Friday (8/17): 7-8:15pm (regular monthly class for adults and teens 15+) Saturday (8/18): 11am-1pm (15 years old+, including college students) Cost is just $25 for each 2-hour workshop. schedule can be seen here: http://www.svkarate.com/class-schedule/ more info […]
We had two competitors at a tournament on March 5. And those two each won silver. We had five competitors at today’s tournament and came away with a 4th place (out of a division of 19), a bronze, two silvers and a gold. We are expecting many more to compete in the April 9 tournament […]
Silicon Valley Karate has just opened its new headquarters dojo in Palo Alto’s Cubberley Community Center. We are in unit G7, which is all the way in the back of the complex, near the tennis courts. Our grand opening event is this Saturday, December 3, 12-4pm. Please stop by and check out our new facilities!
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.
Due to external schedule conflicts, the following changes had to be made: Friday, October 23 – Class will not be at the Buddhist Temple but instead will be a couple blocks away, at Greer Park. Saturday, November 7 – We will only have our 8:00am Kata class. There will be no Adult Kumite class nor […]