We are honored once again to welcome Sensei Steve Ubl, 8th dan, Technical Director of the WTKO to teach a series of seminars on Friday, December 5th and Saturday September 6th at our Redwood City dojo. Ubl Sensei has been doing karate since the 1960s with a dedication and intensity that few can attain. He was […]
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We are pleased to once again have Sensei Michael Berger visiting Saturday, November 1st to teach several seminars. Sensei Berger is a very well regarded instructor, not only for his traditional Shotokan skills, but also for his knowledge of practical applications and Chinese martial arts. Sensei Berger trained in Japan in the 1980s & 1990s, including […]
Calling all Bay Area Shotokan black belts… The next instructors’ class in the series will be Sunday, October 19th 1:00 – 3:00 pm at our Redwood City dojo. As usual for these events, please plan to focus on how to become a better teacher. We may work on fairly complicated kata/techniques and work up a sweat. […]
On Sunday, September 28th SVSK will participate in a martial arts demonstration at the Japan Tsuchiura Festival event to be held to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Palo Alto’s sister city relationship with Tsuchiura, Japan. The festival will be at the Lucie Stern Community Center at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Our demonstration will […]
No classes at our Cubberley location this Monday & Wednesday, due to floor refinishing. Classes at our Redwood City dojo are being held in the adjacent Methodist church this Thursday and Saturday, due to St Peter’s 150th anniversary festivities. Please plan accordingly. Anyone normally attending classes that are cancelled is entitled to a make-up class.
Just a couple of photos from the recent WTKO international summer camp. The first is of instructors from the camp (including our own Keeling Sensei). Dojo members who placed in the camp tournament (Matthew, Yong & Ekapol). And Matthew passed his shodan exam at the camp, becoming our newest and youngest black belt!
We will start new kids’ classes at our Redwood City location in September: Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 pm Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 am These classes are open to children 6-12 years old and will follow the format of our classes in Palo Alto and the enrichment classes at schools in Los Altos and Mountain View.
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple’s annual Obon Festival is coming up the weekend of August 2-3. It’s a great Japanese cultural event, and we encourage everyone to check it out. Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm our group will do a karate demonstration. Please contact Sensei if you can help out with the demonstration.
Shinkyu Shotokan, organizers of the beach training scheduled for Santa Cruz this Sunday, July 13th, have announced that unfortunately the event will have to be cancelled. The organizers extend an apology as this has been a tradition for 14 years, but there were various complicating factors that conspired to force the cancellation this evening.