Not sure what to do with the kids at the end of their summer break, just before getting them back to school? How about signing them up for a self-defense class? Please consider enrolling your kid(s) in self-defense and also taking a class yourself. This is an important life-skill that should be on everyone’s to-do […]
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Sensei Brodeur has been studying Shotokan since 1982 and has a long history of tournament successes and extensive training in traditional Shotokan with Ubl Sensei and others. For more, please see: http://ecole.shotokan-canada.com/dojos/budokan/professeurs-et-senseis/guy-brodeur Seminar will be Saturday, August 31, 1-3pm. It will be open to adults and teens of all levels but focusing on mostly brown […]
Judge/Referee Clinic Sunday, February 10, 12:00-2:30pm. This clinic will be helpful for all levels. Are you a competitor interested in learning more about the rules and calls? A new black belt, interested in getting into judging? An experienced judge who wants to review and compare notes with others? No matter which applies to you, this […]
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 […]
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.