Private Lessons

Do our classes not suit your schedule?
Need extra, tailor-made training?
Want accelerated learning?
Want to be a tournament champion?
Don't want the press to find out about your interest in Karate?

Dedicated Personal Guidance on Your Path

For those who wish to pursue an interest in Karate, but are unable to make the regular classes, or wish to get more personal attention than is available in our regular group lessons, we also offer private lessons.

Flexible Location and Schedule

Private lessons can be conducted at one of our dojo locations or at your home or office.

Custom-Tailored Instruction

Your training can be designed to fit your individual needs, including...
  • Basic training (repeating basic techniques while receiving detailed corrections)
  • Kata (same one repetitively, or various; studying technical performance and/or applications)
  • Kumite (from basic to free, technique to strategy, tournament-focused or reality-based)
  • Self-defense (techniques and tactics)
  • Application of various principles of biomechanics & physics
  • Personal training for physical fitness
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Small group lessons also available. For example, practice Karate together as a family in your home!

If you want the highest level of karate instruction possible, these private lessons are for you. SVSK's Chief Instructor, Keeling Sensei, started teaching Karate in 1984 and has studied teaching methodologies in-depth. A former tournament champion and highly sought-after instructor and referee, Keeling Sensei also has a firm grasp of realistic applications for self-defense and has gained an international reputation for his understanding of biomechanics. Instruction and personal training available for all ages and levels.

If you are farther away from Redwood City or Palo Alto than makes lessons at SVSK an option, ask us to recommend an alternative in your area.


Some feedback:
" I'm very impressed with Sensei Keeling and his Dojo. Sensei recognizes the importance of teaching the basics while maintaining the Shotokan Karate traditions.

My Godson loves Shotokan Karate; he studies hard and feels he has found a great Sensei and Dojo here. He says, “I feel comfortable asking Sensei questions and I know he will give me honest answers”.

Sensei Keeling and his students have made our entire family feel welcome and comfortable every time we come to the Dojo for Private Lessons, Seminars and classes . Sensei’s extensive Shotokan knowledge, exceptional teaching skills, extraordinary character, and remarkable patience are just a few of the reasons we feel at home in his Dojo and his training; it’s a privilege knowing him."