Silicon Valley Karate Opens New Headquarters Dojo in Palo Alto

20161205_20504720161103_153951Our new facility is now OPEN at Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. We are all the way in the back, in unit G7, just around the corner from the dance studio (G6) we have been renting for several years.

 

This is the new S20161105_16333120161112_14271020161112_154751ilicon Valley Karate honbu (headquarters) dojo, where we are consolidating our multiple locations and expanding the schedule of classes. The facility features 1500 square feet of top-quality Swain “hybrid” mats, which are a blend between tatami texture and smooth.

Having this dedicated space, we will be able to make better use of equipment, including a heavy bag, kicking shields, medicine balls, etc. We will have an office and storage space that will double as a changing room. Being that we are in a community center, we will have use of shared restrooms and there is plenty of parking.

 

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Classes started in this new location on November 28.

 

 

Special thanks to people who have been helping, including Barry, James, Mark, Vadim, Jane, Mr Ueno, Dragan, Rad, Maria, Akiko, Reiss, Jacob, Gaku, Eoin, Uta, Emily, Ciel, Cyan, Ethan & Emi.20161123_15332620161117_102434

 

Barry is the brains and brawn behind the office renovation.

Your fearless leader demonstrating that you can measure twice – or even three times – and still end up cutting twice (or three times). 😉20161123_153422

It’s finally all coming together… Our space features a training area with floor of 70+ 1x2meter mats.20161124_122152

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