We have resumed in person practice!
We have resumed in person practice as of June 2022. Join us by showing up at one of the following practice times.
Practice time: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:45 – 8:15 PM
Address: Sequoia YMCA, 1445 Hudson Street, Redwood City, CA 94061
We are SKA’s Redwood City dojo, meeting at the Sequoia YMCA since November 2012. Karate is a great practice for kids, seniors, and everyone in between. Come join us!
We meet at the Sequoia YMCA, 1445 Hudson Street, Redwood City, CA 94061 (650-963-4916).
Participation in our practice is free to YMCA members. You may want to join the SKA, though, to attend kyu test and be assigned a rank, to attend winter or summer special training, or to attend specially scheduled practices with visiting seniors.
We practice basic techniques (kihon) such as blocks, kicks, and punches. We also learn kata (the stylized combination of techniques against imaginary opponents), and also kumite (real fighting against real opponents).
On occasion we also host special events by visiting seniors, such as the self-defense clinic led by godan Tom Muzila on June 6, 2015.
Karate helps to strengthen the mind, develop courage, fortitude, and the ability to achieve goals.
Karate practice emphasizes spiritual values of courtesy, integrity, humility, justice, honor, and self-control.
The study of karate benefits the student in all areas of life.
Karate is more than a sport or a martial art. It’s more than self-defense, blocks, punches, and kicks. It’s a way to become physically strong and have a strong mind and spirit. This helps you to face problems and difficult situations. It’s a way to learn how to face yourself.
See ska.org to learn more.
We are so glad that you are interested in joining Redwood City Shotokan Karate Dojo.
Joining is easy – just visit any of our practices! There is no charge to observe or to practice with us once or twice. Members of the YMCA may practice with us at the Sequoia Y free of charge, as it is a Y class.
You may decide to join Shotokan Karate of America ($75 for the year). As a member of SKA you will be able to attend any SKA regional, national, and international event open to your rank, and you’ll be able to test for rank twice per year at no charge. Black belt testing is also free, but by invitation only.
Our curriculum is designed to incorporate beginners anytime. Beginners can start practicing by wearing any comfortable clothings suitable for physical activities.
To win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the highest skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the highest skill.” – Master Gichin Funakoshi