Category Archives: Grading

Latest Black Belt Promotions

On February 11, 2023, two Silicon Valley Karate members passed their tests for: Shodan – Kazuo N Sandan – John P Both have put much time & effort into their Karate training. Kazuo has over eight years’ experience and has been helping teach kids classes. John started doing Karate in the 1980s and began teaching […]

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Another New Black Belt!

Sonali passed her shodan (first degree black belt) as a result of her re-exam this Thursday evening.  She is still a teenager but has already been teaching kids’ classes for a while. Her 9+ years of dedicated training have, and continue to pay off. Silicon Valley Karate is proud of Sonali’s accomplishments and her promotion […]

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Congratulations to Our Latest Nidan!

Jess Field successfully graded to nidan (2nd degree black belt) on March 10. On the grading panel were WTKO Chief Instructor Sensei Richard Amos, Silicon Valley Karate Chief Instructor Sensei Jon Keeling, and Chief Instructor for De Anza Shotokan Pete Rabbitt. Mr Field was put through the paces with challenging kihon, two different kata and […]

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