Members-only tournament on Zoom will be taking place Saturday, June 6, starting at 1pm. Individual and team kata events for all ages & levels. No charge. All who know at least one kata are encouraged to participate.
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As I have explained to quite a few people over the years, I think the “Dojo Kun” is a very important thing. These ethical guidelines of Shotokan are basically the core of my “personal religion.” I try to live by the concepts described within this code of ethics. I have spent quite a bit of […]
On Saturday, May 30, 9-10:30am California time, we will have a special training session. As opposed to the normal “cerebral” teaching Silicon Valley is known for, this one will be a pure workout involving many repetitions of kihon techniques, strengthening exercises and kata. FREE and open to the public. The session will be broadcast over […]
Registration is now OPEN for our popular summer camp for kids. Offering just three weeks in July. Please note that this camp is TENTATIVE, due to limitations as per county officials. For more info, see here: https://www.svkarate.com/karate-summer-camp/
As we are doing “virtual Karate training,” the timing seemed right to have another one of these competitions. We had quite a few great submissions for our latest Minecraft competition. The objective was to create a Karate-themed image. Students interpreted this a variety of ways. Third Place: Nice work, Aaron! Second Place: This was a […]
From March 16, we have been offering our active members access to online training options via Zoom. On March 16, we had physical classes that were broadcast to those who unable to attend in person. From March 17, we have been offering online classes ONLY, due to the SF Bay Area official “shelter-in-place” orders. We’ve […]
Friends and family welcome. Bring a snack…and a pillow if you want. we will be watching the movies from the floor as it is projected onto the wall.
We are now studying Jiin (慈陰) in our Saturday classes. You can see a very good example of JKA’s Ogura Sensei doing the kata here. Quite similar to last month’s kata, Jion, Jitte features relatively basic techniques and stepping patterns. In fact, it is believed that the reason it was dropped from the official JKA […]
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are pushing off this camp to a later time. Please check back here for updates. The Hoitsugan Seminars camps (also known as “Shotokan Legacy camps”) are an unparalleled opportunity to train with a dozen or more instructors who have lived in Japan to further their karate abilities and understanding. […]
Sensei Zack Stewart will be teaching at Silicon Valley Karate on Wednesday, Feb 12, 7-9pm. This seminar is open to all ranks, minimum age 15 (or slightly younger with permission from instructor). Sensei Stewart is the National Director for the WTKO in the US and runs his own dojo in Nashville, TN: https://www.traditionalkaratenashville.com/ To sign […]