Authentic, traditional Shotokan Karate, taught in an innovative, progressive style.

Our Chief Instructor has been teaching Karate since 1984. He lived in Japan for 8 years, training with the best of the best. Collective experience of our instructors exceeds 150 years!

more about Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate

At Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate, we train hard but we also train smart, focusing on the "hows & whys" of what we aim to accomplish.  We use traditional techniques of Shotokan Karate, as practiced in Japan. But we are progressive in our teaching/training methodology, to help students reach their goals faster and gain a better understanding along the way.

Whether you are looking for self-defense skills, a great workout, experience in a traditional martial art, or any of the other possible benefits offered, you owe it to yourself to see how we can help you in your journey of self-improvement.

"Best Martial Arts in Redwood City" award for 2012 & 2013:


JKA of Silicon Valley

Latest News

  • more tournament successes We had 11 kids enter a tournament this past Sunday. And 11 of them won medals and/or trophies (one of them is not in the photo). Great job, kids
    Posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:05 PM by Jon Keeling
  • "bring your friend to the dojo day," March 13 (Thursday), in our Redwood City dojo. This is the chance to try out our classes for FREE! This will NOT be a typical introductory class, where new people are taught a few basic moves on the ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2014, 9:03 PM by Jon Keeling
  • Special seminars/camp in Palo Alto March 26-30 One of the WORLD's biggest and best Karate camps is to take place in Palo Alto, CA, March 26-30, hosted by our dojo! FIFTEEN or more instructors, all ...
    Posted Jan 21, 2014, 11:53 PM by Jon Keeling
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