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Self-Defense Seminar with Mr. Rory Miller April 12

Silicon Valley Karate hosted internationally-acclaimed self-defense expert and author Mr. Rory Miller on Thursday, April 12, 6-9pm for a special workshop. Various subjects were discussed and trained. We covered two subjects. The first was “Context of Violence;  an overview of the seven things that any self defense class must cover: • Legal and Ethical dimensions […]

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Current Kata for Saturday Kata classes: Tekki Nidan

We are now studying Tekki Nidan (鉄騎二段) in our Saturday classes. The Tekki kata came to Japan from Okinawa, based on the Naihanchi kata. Tekki means “iron horse,” referring to the characteristic kibadachi (literally “horse-riding stance”). There are three Tekki kata, which may have all been one kata at one time. The Tekki kata focus on one stance and combine a solid foundation […]

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Next Kata for Saturday Class: Tekki Shodan

We are now studying Tekki Shodan (鉄騎初段) in our Saturday classes. As with the Heian kata, the Tekki kata came to Japan from Okinawa, based on the Naihanchi kata. Tekki means “iron horse,” referring to the characteristic kibadachi (literally “horse-riding stance”). There are three Tekki kata, which may have all been one kata at one time. The Tekki kata focus on […]

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Current Kata for Saturday Kata Class: Unsu

On January 20th, we began working on the 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 (Tekki Shodan for Advanced and Heian Shodan for Beginner). The name Unsu means literally “cloud hands.” You can see techniques that look like hands parting the […]

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