Everyone is excited about the newly completed Mitchell Park Library and Community Center facilities in Palo Alto. As part of the grand opening festivities on Saturday, December 6th, Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate will give a demonstration at 1:30 – 2:00 pm in the “Adobe” room. This is your chance to see what traditional Japanese karate is like […]
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Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate will hold our annual kickathon to benefit charity during regular classes the week of December 14th – 20th. Children’s classes will do their kicks in classes throughout the week, and the big event for the adults will be Thursday evening, the 18th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in our Redwood City […]
We are honored once again to welcome guest instructor Steve Ubl Sensei, 8th dan, Technical Director of the WTKO to teach a series of seminars on Friday, December 12th and Saturday December 13th at our Redwood City dojo. Ubl Sensei has been doing karate since the 1960s with a dedication and intensity that few attain. He […]
We are pleased to once again have Sensei Michael Berger visiting Saturday, November 1st to teach several seminars. Sensei Berger is a very well regarded instructor, 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 1980s & 1990s, including […]
Calling all Bay Area Shotokan black belts… The next instructors’ class in the series will be Sunday, October 19th 1:00 – 3:00 pm at our Redwood City dojo. As usual for these events, please plan to focus on how to become a better teacher. We may work on fairly complicated kata/techniques and work up a sweat. […]
On Sunday, September 28th SVSK will participate in a martial arts demonstration at the Japan Tsuchiura Festival event to be held to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Palo Alto’s sister city relationship with Tsuchiura, Japan. The festival will be at the Lucie Stern Community Center at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Our demonstration will […]
No classes at our Cubberley location this Monday & Wednesday, due to floor refinishing. Classes at our Redwood City dojo are being held in the adjacent Methodist church this Thursday and Saturday, due to St Peter’s 150th anniversary festivities. Please plan accordingly. Anyone normally attending classes that are cancelled is entitled to a make-up class.
Just a couple of photos from the recent WTKO international summer camp. The first is of instructors from the camp (including our own Keeling Sensei). Dojo members who placed in the camp tournament (Matthew, Yong & Ekapol). And Matthew passed his shodan exam at the camp, becoming our newest and youngest black belt!
We will start new kids’ classes at our Redwood City location in September: Thursdays, 6:00-6:45 pm Saturdays, 9:00-9:45 am These classes are open to children 6-12 years old and will follow the format of our classes in Palo Alto and the enrichment classes at schools in Los Altos and Mountain View.
The Palo Alto Buddhist Temple’s annual Obon Festival is coming up the weekend of August 2-3. It’s a great Japanese cultural event, and we encourage everyone to check it out. Sunday, August 3rd at 2:00 pm our group will do a karate demonstration. Please contact Sensei if you can help out with the demonstration.