Additional Kids' classes in Redwood City starting in September

posted Aug 17, 2014, 11:02 PM by Jon Keeling

New classes at our Redwood City location starting in September:
Thursdays, 6:00-6:45pm
Saturdays, 9:00-9:45am
These classes are open to children 6-12 years old and will follow a similar format to the classes in our Palo Alto locations, as well as the Enrichment classes at schools in Los Altos and Mountain View.

Keeling Sensei to teach at WTKO camp

posted Jun 27, 2014, 12:21 PM by Jon Keeling

Keeling Sensei has once again been asked to be one of the featured instructors at this year's WTKO international summer camp. For details:

Beach Training in Santa Cruz July 13

posted Jun 27, 2014, 12:18 PM by Jon Keeling

This is an annual event that is fun for the whole family. Please see the following for details:

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 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.

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.

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