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more tournament successes

posted Apr 18, 2014, 11:05 PM by Jon Keeling

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!

"bring your friend to the dojo day," March 13 (Thursday), in our Redwood City dojo.

posted Feb 28, 2014, 9:03 PM by Jon Keeling

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 side of the room.  We will all participate in class together and will go through various basics, simple kata and kumite. New people will get an idea of what the class is really like, through first-hand experience with regular students.

It will be safe and very controlled. But there will most likely be a little sweating involved... ;-)

We will also have the same thing at each class (kids/teens/adults) in our Cubberley location on April 14 (Monday) and at the Buddhist Temple (kids only) on April 15 (Tuesday).  Please email jon@jkasv.com with questions or to request a spot.

Special seminars/camp in Palo Alto March 26-30

posted Jan 21, 2014, 11:53 PM by Jon Keeling

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 of whom have lived in Japan, will be teaching a total of at least FIFTY seminars. Instructors from various locations, including Indonesia and Brazil. Participants are coming from around the world as well. This is the fourth ever seminar of this type, anywhere. And it is happening right HERE! Please plan to be there.  http://www.hoitsugan.com/hoitsuganseminars4.html

Instructors' Class Feb 8

posted Jan 21, 2014, 11:50 PM by Jon Keeling

All area Shotokan black belts invited to participate in our special Instructors' Classes. Next session is Feb 8 (Saturday), 8:30-11:00am. We focus on becoming better instructors; not simply training harder or learning more complex kata (which we may also do ;-)  ).

Annual "Shotokan Kata Review" January 11

posted Jan 2, 2014, 6:26 PM by Jon Keeling

We will have our annual "Shotokan Kata Review" in our Redwood City dojo on Saturday, January 11, 8-10am.  In this 2 hours, we will do a minimum of 27 kata, twice each.  Everyone who knows at least a few Shotokan kata is welcome to attend. Just $10 fee for non-members!

Kick-a-thon brings in $5000

posted Jan 2, 2014, 6:23 PM by Jon Keeling

In our adult class, we did a total of 4028 repetitions (2014 kicks + 2014 punches).  In our kids' and teens' classes, we did 400-900 in each of 6 classes. Official total for the week: 6064 kicks + 2014 punches for charity.  We brought in a total of approximately $5000 (including company matches expected to come in over the coming weeks).

Tournament Success!

posted Nov 17, 2013, 10:09 PM by Jon Keeling

We had several children take part in tournaments the past few weeks. As usual, they all took either first or second in their divisions.

kick-a-thon for charity

posted Oct 28, 2013, 10:25 PM by Jon Keeling

We will have our annual charity kick-a-thon events the week of December 16-20. In our kids' classes, we will perform hundreds or kicks. In our adult class on December 19, we will be performing 2014 punches and 2014 kicks. 

For more information, please see the following:
http://www.svkarate.com/special-events/kickathon2013

Ubl Sensei seminar set December 6-7

posted Oct 24, 2013, 9:52 AM by Jon Keeling

Ubl Sensei will soon be back to teach more seminars at our dojo in Redwood City. Ubl Sensei is considered by many to be among the very best instructors of Shotokan to have ever lived. He was a very close personal student of both Nakayama Sensei and Nishiyama Sensei and was the first resident of the Hoitsugan Dojo, Nakayama Sensei's personal dojo in Tokyo.

Seminar schedule is TENTATIVELY set as follows (please email jon@jkasv.com for updates):
Friday, Dec 6, 7:00-8:00pm: all levels, teens & adults only   
8:00-9:00pm: brown & black belts only, teens & adults only
Saturday, Dec 7, 9:00-10:00am: all levels, all ages (kata focus)
10:00-11:00am: brown & black belts only, all ages (kata focus)
1:00-1:45pm: all levels, adults only (kumite focus)
1:45-2:30pm: brown & black belts only, adults only (kumite focus)

Fees:
$30 for 1 session
$55 for 2 sessions
$75 for 3 sessions
$90 for 4 sessions
$100 for 5 sessions
$110 for 6 sessions

*full-time student discount: $5 off for 1-2 sessions; $10 off if 3+ sessions.
*WTKO members: $5 off for 1-3 sessions $10 off for 4+ sessions.
(Yes, discounts can be combined)

Instructors' Class Oct 19

posted Oct 6, 2013, 11:19 PM by Jon Keeling

The next Instructors' Class will be Saturday, October 19th, in our Redwood City dojo. 8:30-11:00am. Black belts only.

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