Summer Camp 2019 *Please note updates*

Silicon Valley Karate will be having a summer camp this June in Palo Alto, California. Primary instructor will be Silicon Valley Karate’s Chief Instructor, Sensei Jon Keeling, one of Kawawada Sensei’s senior students from the 1980s & 90s. Other instructors: Sensei Miyuki Kuroha (nine time US, two time Pan-American, two time World champion for the ISKF) and SVSK’s Sensei Fred Borda, who also spent several years training in Japan with Kawawada Sensei.

*Please note that Kawawada Sensei had to deal with multiple family emergencies at home and returned to Japan prematurely and will not be able to teach at this camp.*

Dates: June 20-23, with multiple sessions each day

Location: Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto, CA (all sessions at Silicon Valley Karate dojo, suite G7)


June 20, 1pm-2pm (all ranks) & 2pm-3pm (brown- & black-belts only), 6pm-7pm (all ranks) & 7pm-8pm (brown- & black-belts only)
June 21, 10am-11am (all ranks) & 11am-12pm (brown- & black-belts only)  4pm-5pm (all ranks) & 5pm-6pm (brown- & black-belts only)
June 22, 10am-11am (all ranks) & 11am-12pm (brown- & black-belts only), 4pm-5pm (all ranks) & 5pm-6pm (brown- & black-belts only)
June 23, 10am-11am (all ranks) & 11am-12pm (brown- & black-belts only)  4pm-5pm (all ranks) & 5pm-6pm (brown- & black-belts only)

Each 2-hour set divided into two seminars, for a total of 4/days, for a total of 16 sessions.

Fees:  (heavily discounted due to instructor change)
1 seminar: $35 $25
2 seminars: $70 $50
3 seminars: $100 $75
4 seminars: $130 $100
5 seminars: $160 $120
6 seminars: $190 $140
7 seminars: $215 $160
8 seminars: $240 $180
9 seminars: $265 $200
10 seminars: $290 $215
11 seminars: $310 $230
12 seminars: $330 $245
13 seminars: $350 $260
14 seminars: $370 $275
15 seminars: $390 $285
16 seminars: $410 $295

Please make check payable to “Silicon Valley Karate” and send to 4000 Middlefield Rd., Suite G7, Palo Alto, CA, 94303

Travel & Accommodations

Map & Directions


The closest airports are:

  • San Jose (SJC): about 30 minutes’ drive
  • San Francisco (SFO): about 45 minutes’ drive
  • Oakland (OAK): about 1 hour away

Hotel Information

We have not arranged a group deal this time because in the past, people just booked a variety of hotels regardless. We suggest looking online for options in the area. Please note that if you have use of a vehicle, much cheaper hotel options are available in nearby Sunnyvale, compared to Palo Alto, Los Altos and Mountain View.

There are many restaurants in the area near the hotels. And there are several choices close to the seminar venue as well. But many restaurants in this area close early (last order around 9:00pm), so plan accordingly!