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COVID19 and the Dojo Kun

As I have explained to quite a few people over the years, I think the “Dojo Kun” is a very important thing. These ethical guidelines of Shotokan are basically the core of my “personal religion.” I try to live by the concepts described within this code of ethics. I have spent quite a bit of […]

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Special Training May 30

On Saturday, May 30, 9-10:30am California time, we will have a special training session. As opposed to the normal “cerebral” teaching Silicon Valley is known for, this one will be a pure workout involving many repetitions of kihon techniques, strengthening exercises and kata. FREE and open to the public. The session will be broadcast over […]

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Minecraft Competition Results

As we are doing “virtual Karate training,” the timing seemed right to have another one of these competitions. We had quite a few great submissions for our latest Minecraft competition. The objective was to create a Karate-themed image. Students interpreted this a variety of ways. Third Place: Nice work, Aaron! Second Place: This was a […]

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Current Kata for Saturday Classes: Jiin

We are now studying Jiin (慈陰) in our Saturday classes. You can see a very good example of JKA’s Ogura Sensei doing the kata here. Quite similar to last month’s kata, Jion, Jitte features relatively basic techniques and stepping patterns. In fact, it is believed that the reason it was dropped from the official JKA […]

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