We are now studying Empi for the advanced kata in our Saturday classes. (Heian Godan for the basic kata) Empi means “flight of the swallow” and contains movements that resemble a small bird darting in & out, up & down. This kata is derived from a very old kata, Wanshu, which may have been brought […]
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Self-Defense classes take place at Silicon Valley Karate on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, from 7pm. These classes are open to both experienced martial artists and those with no martial arts experience at all. Minimum age: 15. For more information, click here.
We are now studying Kanku-sho in our Saturday classes. The predecessor kata on which Kanku-sho was derived, Kanku-dai, is very old and versions of it are practiced by people in various styles of Karate. Older versions may go by the name ‘Kushanko” and the -dai suffix was added when a secondary version (-sho) was created […]
We had a very eventful 2016, including opening our new Honbu (headquarters) dojo at Cubberley Community Center. We had many guest instructors and our Chief Instructor taught at many other locations, including the WTKO International Summer Camp in New York. In December, we held our annual charity kick-a-thon event, through which we raised thousands of […]
We have again been nominated as one of the martial arts schools in the Bay Area. Voting is open now: http://sf.cityvoter.com/silicon-valley-karate/biz/657366 Our schedule now includes 7 general kids’ classes, one advanced kids’ class and two teens classes, as well as 10 hours/week of adult classes. We will soon be adding even more! See the latest […]
Silicon Valley Karate has just opened its new headquarters dojo in Palo Alto’s Cubberley Community Center. We are in unit G7, which is all the way in the back of the complex, near the tennis courts. Our grand opening event is this Saturday, December 3, 12-4pm. Please stop by and check out our new facilities!
Our annual “Shotokan Kata Review” is coming up on January 7th (Saturday), 8-10am. We will go through 27 traditional Shotokan kata, twice each. And if time permits we will review additional kata. This is a great opportunity to discover (or re-discover) the breadth of the traditional Shotokan kata syllabus. Maybe you’ll find your new tokui kata.For non-SVSK […]
Ubl Sensei is returning for a seminar set December 9-11: Friday, Dec 9, 7:00-8:15pm (all ranks), 8:15-9:00pm (brown & black belts only) Saturday, Dec 10, 10-11:15am (all ranks), 11:15am-12:00pm (brown & black belts only), 3-4:15pm (all ranks), 4:15-5:00pm (brown & black belts only) Sunday, Dec 11, 10-11:15am (all ranks), 11:15am-12:00pm (brown & black belts only)* […]
We are now studying Kanku-dai in our Saturday classes. This kata is very old and versions of it are practiced by people in various styles of Karate. Older versions may go by the name ‘Kushanko” and the -dai suffix was added when a secondary version (-sho) was created over 100 years ago. Legend has it […]