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.
News & Announcements
This Saturday we start Heian Sandan (平安三段), the third 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 into karate training for beginners. Heian Sandan introduces […]
On December 12th, we began practicing the kata Heian Nidan (平安二段), the second 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 into karate training for beginners. […]
Our annual charity kick-a-thon event is quickly approaching. This year, we are raising money for Pediatric Cancer Foundation, a very worthy cause. During the week of December 14, in the kids’ and teens’ classes, we will be doing “best efforts,” which may be a couple hundred kicks or well over 1000. In our adult class […]
We’ve returned to the beginning of the cycle! Saturday, November 14th, we will begin practicing the kata Heian Shodan (平安初段). This is the first kata in our regular syllabus, the one we all begin learning at the start of our training. It’s an excellent opportunity for even beginning students to attend the Saturday classes — and for those with […]
This Saturday, we will be going over Roshu, a lesser-known kata that Asai Sensei taught on one of his visits to the area about 10 years ago. No kumite class and no kids’ class, as there is another group using the entire facility after our kata class.
Instructors’ Class Nov 1, 1:00-3:00pm, in our Redwood City dojo. All Shotokan black belt holders who are interested in becoming better instructors are invited to join us. Various instructors lead sections on a given theme. This session’s theme is “Recognizing the Weakest Links”