October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For many years, members of our dojo have worn pink belts in October to build awareness. Please contact Sensei Keeling if you would like to order a belt for just $5.
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Sensei Michael Berger will again be visiting our dojo on the weekend of November 16-17. As many SVSK members already know, Sensei Berger is a very highly-regarded, highly-skilled instructor, known not only for his traditional Shotokan skills, but also for his knowledge of practical applications and Chinese martial arts. Sensei Berger trained in Japan in the […]
Bullying comes in various shapes and sizes and is a fairly complex problem with no easy, single solution. Sometimes ignoring someone is best. Sometimes reporting them to others is appropriate. Sometimes we need to physically stand up to the bullies. We sometimes discuss & practice such things in our youth Karate classes and to a […]
Some of our black belt members took the opportunity to spend the weekend in San Diego, training under the watchful eye of the amazing Sensei Steve Ubl. Everyone was excited and humbled by Ubl Sensei as we went through kihon, kata and kumite that all involved advice and critique based on functional form. There is […]
The annual August Shinkyu Shotokan tournament on August 25 was a relatively small competition this year but, as usual, a high-quality event. We had just three competitors representing our dojo and they only took part in kata. Yet they managed to take home a total of six medals at this event. Keshav, Gaku and Sophie […]
Not sure what to do with the kids at the end of their summer break, just before getting them back to school? How about signing them up for a self-defense class? Please consider enrolling your kid(s) in self-defense and also taking a class yourself. This is an important life-skill that should be on everyone’s to-do […]
Sensei Brodeur has been studying Shotokan since 1982 and has a long history of tournament successes and extensive training in traditional Shotokan with Ubl Sensei and others. For more, please see: http://ecole.shotokan-canada.com/dojos/budokan/professeurs-et-senseis/guy-brodeur Seminar will be Saturday, August 31, 1-3pm. It will be open to adults and teens of all levels but focusing on mostly brown […]