News & Announcements

Remembering Mori Sensei

As some of our older members know, our dojo was affiliated with Shotokan Karate-Do International for many years.  Our dojo’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Jon Keeling, started his Karate training in this organization in 1982 and spent several years training with the organization’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Masataka Mori in the 1980s. Upon the formation of our […]

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Current kata-of-the-month: Bassai-sho

We are now studying Bassai-sho in our Saturday classes. Bassai-sho is a derivative of Bassai-dai, which is very old. Versions of Bassai-dai are practiced by people in various styles of Karate. Bassai-sho was created in the late 19th century and shares many techniques and strategies with its predecessor kata. Bassai-sho is generally introduced at black […]

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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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