Karate for Kids
Traditional Japanese karate in a safe and supportive environment
Head instructor Jon Keeling is clearly among the most knowledgeable practitioners and best overall instructors in the country. He is a clear and succinct communicator in English, has excellent technique and is very good at analyzing technical errors in his students.
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.
This is the real deal.
I feel comfortable asking Sensei questions and I know he will give me honest answers.
Voted Best Martial Arts Activities in Redwood City for 2013!
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.
When somebody asks me about the sport classes in Bay Area I always recommend you as the best teacher I ever knew.
This is definitely the dojo that is worth your time and effort to travel to. Top notch instructors who can help you in all aspects.
I’m very impressed with Sensei Keeling and his dojo. Sensei recognizes the importance of teaching the basics while maintaining the Shotokan karate traditions.
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.