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Gojushihodai

Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Gojushiho Dai

This week we’ll start Gojushiho Dai (五十四歩大), the companion to Gojushiho Sho, which we just completed. Gojushiho means “Fifty-four Steps.” Gojushiho Dai is  “Gojushiho the Greater.” In Shotokan karate we typically practice these two variants of the older Gojushiho kata. If it looks like the movements in Gojushiho Sho are in fact bigger than those in Gojushiho Dai […]

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Gojushihosho

Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Gojushiho Sho

This week (June 20th) we begin the kata Gojushiho Sho (五十四歩小). The name of this kata is similar to the one we just completed, Nijushiho. Gojushiho means “Fifty-four Steps.” Sho, “small” (or here, “the lesser”) distinguishes this kata from its companion Gojushiho Dai (or “Gojushiho the Greater”). In Shotokan karate we typically practice these two variants of the older Gojushiho kata. […]

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Nijushiho

Next Kata for Saturday Morning Kata Class: Nijushiho

Saturday, May 23rd will be the first of four weeks studying the kata Nijushiho or Nijuushiho (二十四歩). This kata’s name is less poetic than some others. It means “Twenty-four Steps.” In Nijushiho we practice a wide variety of techniques and applications of power. It features most of the basic Shotokan stances and some less common stances, and slow application of power as well as quick movements. […]

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SonnyKim

Kim Sensei Seminars May 16

Sensei Kim began his Shotokan Karate training in 1977. He currently serves as official Instructor, Examiner and Judge for the World Traditional Karate Organization (WTKO) in the Mid-America Region. His passion is to share his love of karate with his students through personalized, motivating and insightful instruction. His focus is on conveying the importance of […]

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AnanyaShodan

Shodan!

Announcing our dojo’s newest black belt, Ananya!  She passed on May 2, in our Redwood City dojo.  Administering the exam were WTKO Chief Instructor Richard Amos Sensei and senior dojo instructors Jon Keeling Sensei and Fred Borda Sensei. This is not a “youth black belt.”  The requirements were the same as for adults, and no re-exam […]

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