Seminars and Clinics
Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate frequently hosts or supports weekend seminars and other special training events that bring in respected guest instructors from around the country and the world. The opportunity to learn from these instructors’ unique teaching styles, interesting new training methods, and their own unique karate paths is a huge benefit to our regular training.
Our goal is to bring these opportunities to as many area karate-ka as possible, so events are often open to other dojo, and usually we can arrange to have a guest instructor teach classes suitable for all levels. In addition to karate training, we also aim to have guest instructors who can expand our training into areas like self-defense, other martial arts, and other practices like yoga.
Guest instructors we have hosted include Senseis Masataka Mori, James Yabe, Steve Ubl, Kosaku Yokota, Elmar Schmeisser, Vince Morris, Richard Amos, Michael Berger, Frank Valentin, Dan Cook, Chris Sterian, Leroy Rodrigues, Sue Miller, Brian Thompson, Mario Kadena, Matt Pain (all Shotokan), Rob Alvelais (Shito-ryu), Toshihiro Oshiro (Kobudo), Aaron Hoopes (Yoga/Breathing/Karate) and Adrej Diamanstein (Iaido).