We are now studying Tekki Sandan (鉄騎三段) in our Saturday classes. As with the Heian kata, the Tekki kata came to Japan from Okinawa, based on the Naihanchi kata. Tekki means “iron horse,” referring to the characteristic kibadachi (literally “horse-riding stance”). There are three Tekki kata, which may have all been one kata at one […]
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Sensei Keeling has a long and active history of volunteer work in the area of wellness, mental health and social-emotional learning. As soon as he heard about this Teen Wellness Retreat in Mountain View, he contacted the coordinator to offer his help. He will be teaching 3:00-3:40pm on Saturday, November 13. This event is FREE […]
For years at Silicon Valley Karate, we have been wearing pink belts for Breast Cancer Awareness in October. Join us!
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 […]
Our regular self-defense workshops are still on hold due to the pandemic. But we have been offering private and semi-private self-defense lessons (and Karate), both virtually and in-person. Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book a lesson.
We are now working on the kata Unsu (雲手). This is the last in our syllabus kata, so after this we will soon start the cycle over with beginning kata (Tekki Shodan for Advanced). The name Unsu means literally “cloud hands.” You can see techniques that look like hands parting the clouds in the opening of the kata. […]
For many years at Silicon Valley Karate, we have had a monthly exercise challenge. For September 2021, we are doing squats. How many will you do throughout the month? Some info here on how to do squats: https://www.runnersworld.com/training/a32256640/how-to-do-a-squat/
The awards keep coming in for Silicon Valley Karate! The latest is “Top Sports Educator” in the San Jose area. Please note that this is a very large geographical area. So this is quite an achievement. https://sanjose.kidsoutandabout.com/content/top-20-places-take-kids-and-around-san-jose
For many years at Silicon Valley Karate, we have had a monthly exercise challenge. For August 2021, we are doing pushups. How many will you do throughout the month? For those on Facebook who would like to keep up with everyone’s activity – and brag about your own – please see here: https://www.facebook.com/events/372494587563230 No pressure […]
Open to all Karate people in the area! Free!* Training will begin at 9:00am on Sunday, July 25, on the beach. Please prepare time for driving, parking and getting situated. We are starting relatively early to beat the crowds that will be there a little later. Please plan to arrive by 8:30. Take a right […]