News & Announcements

Self-Defense Workshops Week of August 13

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 […]

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Current kata-of-the-month: Jitte

We are now studying Jitte (十手) in our Saturday classes. Jitte is also sometimes written as “Jutte.” The characters used are those for 10 (“Ju”: 十) and hand(s) (“Te” : 手). This could imply that we have the ability to fight off 10 opponents. But it could also have something to do with the defensive […]

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April 15 tournament recap

Silicon Valley Karate had a total of 16 competitors at Shinkyu Shotokan’s annual youth tournament. black belt boys kata: 1st place (Matthew) brown belt girls kata: 2nd place (Sophia), 3rd place (Victoria) purple and brown belt boys kata: 2nd place (Achilles) 4th place (Jacob) purple belt boys kumite: 5th place (Achilles) purple belt girls kata: […]

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Self-Defense Seminar with Mr. Rory Miller April 12

Silicon Valley Karate hosted internationally-acclaimed self-defense expert and author Mr. Rory Miller on Thursday, April 12, 6-9pm for a special workshop. Various subjects were discussed and trained. We covered two subjects. The first was “Context of Violence;  an overview of the seven things that any self defense class must cover: • Legal and Ethical dimensions […]

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