Friends and family welcome. Bring a snack…and a pillow if you want. we will be watching the movies from the floor as it is projected onto the wall.
News & Announcements
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 […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pushing off this camp to a later time. Please check back here for updates. The Hoitsugan Seminars camps (also known as “Shotokan Legacy camps”) are an unparalleled opportunity to train with a dozen or more instructors who have lived in Japan to further their karate abilities and understanding. […]
Sensei Zack Stewart will be teaching at Silicon Valley Karate on Wednesday, Feb 12, 7-9pm. This seminar is open to all ranks, minimum age 15 (or slightly younger with permission from instructor). Sensei Stewart is the National Director for the WTKO in the US and runs his own dojo in Nashville, TN: https://www.traditionalkaratenashville.com/ To sign […]
Ready to be impressed? Our dojo is known for taking on challenges most people cannot even imagine. And January’s Exercise Challenge was no exception to being exceptional! Quite a few of us worked up to over 100 push-ups + 100 sit-ups in a day, for multiple days in a row. Top finishers, with their max […]
We are now studying Jion (慈恩) in our Saturday classes. You can see very good examples of people from the JKA doing the kata here and here. And here is part 1 of 3 of Yahara Sensei teaching Jion details. This is a relatively “basic” kata for advanced practitioners. It is composed almost entirely of […]
Sensei Keeling was at Los Altos High School for a presentation by their robotics club recently when his wife noticed a poster on the wall saying there was going to be a self-defense class the following Monday. So immediately after his blood donation that Monday, he stopped by the school to see what they were […]
Our annual “Shotokan Kata Review” is coming up on January 11th (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. All SVSK members who know at least the […]
Do you want to feel more confident in a variety of situations? Do you want to better understand what dangers exist and how to avoid them? We are offering Self-Defense Workshops for all ages. Separate classes for kids, teens and adults. Additional sessions may be added if interest is overwhelming. This is our facility so […]
We are having our traditional “Kangeiko” (literally “cold training”) January 12-18 (Sunday through Saturday), 6:30-7:30am each day). The traditional Kangeiko involves a short jog (if raining, calisthenics in the dojo) followed by training at the dojo. Each day’s training is typically led by a different instructor, working up in seniority. Hope to see you there!