News & Announcements

A Little Exercise?

Ready to be impressed? Our dojo is known for taking on challenges most people cannot even imagine. And January’s Exercise Challenge was no exception to being exceptional! Quite a few of us worked up to over 100 push-ups + 100 sit-ups in a day, for multiple days in a row. Top finishers, with their max […]

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Kangeiko (Winter Training) Jan 12-18, 2020

We are having our traditional “Kangeiko” (literally “cold training”) January 12-18 (Sunday through Saturday), 6:30-7:30am each day). The traditional Kangeiko involves a short jog (if raining, calisthenics in the dojo) followed by training at the dojo. Each day’s training is typically led by a different instructor, working up in seniority. Hope to see you there!

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Another Record-Setting Kick-a-Thon!

Our grand total for the week-long kick-a-thon event: 114,520 kicks + 26,260 punches = 140,780 reps! And that is just counting the official group kicking & punching events. Additionally, some students did a total of well over 1000 kicks while at the dojo, outside of regular classes. And some people did many extra kicks at […]

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Elf Defense

Since our secret has apparently been revealed, we might as well admit it… Silicon Valley Karate is proud of its status as the official Elf-Defense Training Center. Santa’s most elite elf security guards train with us this time of year to help protect Santa and all the presents.* *Please note that these special sessions are […]

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Current Kata for Saturday Kata classes: Tekki Nidan

We are now studying Tekki Nidan (鉄騎二段) in our Saturday classes. 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 time. The Tekki kata focus on one stance and combine a solid foundation […]

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