Traditional Shotokan karate with innovative teaching by expert instructors trained in Japan

 
Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids

Traditional Japanese karate in a safe and supportive environment

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Karate for Teens

Karate for Teens

Dedicated classes to focus on bringing out the best in teenagers

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Karate for Adults

Karate for Adults

"Real deal" traditional karate training for all levels and all ages

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I spent a lot of time touring dojos in the Palo Alto area, and this is by far the best. Both of the instructors… trained for a number of years at the main JKA dojo in Tokyo… and this direct connection to the essence of Shotokan is obvious. The classes are very technical, nothing is left unexplained and there is zero BS.
Former dojo member (black belt with over 25 years' experience) who moved away(relocated to another area)
By far the best dojo in the bay area, largely due to the outstanding head instructor Jon Keeling.  He is very, very experienced, incredibly talented as a martial artist, and a highly effective teacher.  He promotes both a high level of karate excellence and discipline, while also being very mindful of safety and individual physical limitations. This dojo is worth the drive from San Francisco.
Dojo member (black belt with 25 years' experience)San Francisco
I can finally say that I have found my home!  Both the instructors and the other senior students are as good as it gets.  I highly recommend it for anyone serious about JKA-style Shotokan karate.
Dojo member with 35+ years of experience (black belt)Palo Alto
This is the real deal.
StudentPalo Alto
This is real JKA-style karate… You’ll learn karate by both tradition and understanding, i.e., you will be led to understand the reasoning behind the traditional art. You will have the same experience as training at the JKA Honbu Dojo in Tokyo.
Experienced former karate student & instructor who moved away (black belt)San Diego
“Martial Arts School of the Year” – Bay Area Cities Karate & Kobudo Alliance (2017)
I feel comfortable asking Sensei questions and I know he will give me honest answers.
Teen dojo memberRedwood City
The focus at the dojo is never on competition, but on effort. Every student receives attention. This attitude transfers from the instructors to the students so that my Autistic child is clearly seen by all as an equal member of every class. The environment fostered in the dojo has allowed my child to thrive.
Voted Best Martial Arts Activities in Redwood City for 2013!
Redwood City Award programRedwood City
Sensei Keeling is extremely well connected within the martial arts community, resulting in frequent visits to the dojo by other prominent instructors, as well as large seminars with attendees from all over the world.
Dojo member (instructor with over 30 years' experience)San Francisco
 
 

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