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Amos Sensei Seminars & Dan Exam December 8-10

Richard Amos Sensei will be visiting our dojo again December 8-10 to teach seminars and administer a dan (black belt) exam. Amos Sensei is Chief Instructor for the World Traditional Karate Organization.  He spent many years honing his skills in Japan, including in the exclusive JKA Instructors’ Course. He is an amazing technician who exemplifies the highest standards of […]

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Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Gojushiho Dai

Our kata-of-the-month is now 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 […]

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Next Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Gojushiho Sho

This week (September 30th) 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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Next Kata for Saturday Morning Kata Class: Nijushiho

During the month of September, we will be  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.” Although a relatively short kata, 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 […]

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SVSK in Palo Alto Weekly

A photographer from the Palo Alto Weekly came by to take photos and ask questions last Thursday. This was for an article about Cubberley Community Center and the various activities that take place at it these days. online edition: https://paloaltoonline.atavist.com/inside-cubberley scroll down to “Slideshow: The Groups at Cubberley” and click on the right side of […]

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