Quite a few kids from our dojo attended a tournament on November 8. Many placed in the top three in their divisions. And a team of yellow- and white-belts won first place in their team kata division!
News & Announcements
We’ve returned to the beginning of the cycle! Saturday, November 14th, we will begin practicing the kata Heian Shodan (平安初段). This is the first kata in our regular syllabus, the one we all begin learning at the start of our training. It’s an excellent opportunity for even beginning students to attend the Saturday classes — and for those with […]
This Saturday, we will be going over Roshu, a lesser-known kata that Asai Sensei taught on one of his visits to the area about 10 years ago. No kumite class and no kids’ class, as there is another group using the entire facility after our kata class.
Instructors’ Class Nov 1, 1:00-3:00pm, in our Redwood City dojo. All Shotokan black belt holders who are interested in becoming better instructors are invited to join us. Various instructors lead sections on a given theme. This session’s theme is “Recognizing the Weakest Links”
On Saturday, October 24th we’re looking forward to concluding several weeks of Unsu. This puts us at the end of our cycle of usual syllabus kata. Before we start again with the beginning kata for two weeks we’ll take the opportunity to practice some kata we don’t usually get to spend a lot of time on. […]
Due to external schedule conflicts, the following changes had to be made: Friday, October 23 – Class will not be at the Buddhist Temple but instead will be a couple blocks away, at Greer Park. Saturday, November 7 – We will only have our 8:00am Kata class. There will be no Adult Kumite class nor […]
We currently have “enrichment” classes taking place at four local schools in Mountain View and Los Altos and may be adding Palo Alto schools later this year. Parents often ask if their children can learn anything by repeating these classes. The answer is most definitely Yes! I recently received an email from the father of […]
Next Saturday, September 26th, we will begin working on the next kata, Unsu (雲手). This is the last in our syllabus kata, so after this we will soon start the cycle over with beginning kata. The name Unsu means literally “cloud hands.” You can see techniques that look like hands parting the clouds in the opening of the kata. […]
A few members of Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate took part in the annual Shinkyu Shotokan Invitational tournament in South San Francisco this past Sunday. In addition to competitors in individual kata and kumite events, a team of our brown belts competed in team kata. For some it was even their first tournament experience. We’re proud to report that most […]