Outdoor Karate Training on Saturday, June 12th
Update June 12th, 2021
We held an outdoor training session in Roseville on Saturday, June 12th with Sensei Al Trimarchi and Sensei John Leggett hosting. Thank you to everyone who joined and participated. It was nice to safely get together in person with folks we haven't seen in real life for over a year! We will definitely plan more of these. We covered a few topics - Ten no Kata, Kibadachi-no-kata, reaction drills, and some advanced Tai Sabaki drills. If you are interested in joining future events, please contact us.
The outdoor training group at Lockridge Park in Roseville, CA on Saturday, June 12th, 2021.
Outdoor Karate Training on Sunday, May 2nd
Update April 14th, 2021
We held an outdoor training session in Vallejo (Mare Island) at St. Peter's Chapel on Sunday, May 2nd.
Please contact us to join the next one, TBD.
Dojo Partially Re-Opening
March 11th, 2021
As of March 11, 2021, Solano Country has entered the Red Tier, and fitness centers are allowed to open at a 25% capacity. We are opening the Teen & Adult classes up to in-person attendance, limited to 3 students. Children's classes will continue via Zoom only. Please read more about our partial re-opening procedures here.
September 1st, 2020
Fitness facilities are still not permitted to operate indoors in Solano County as of 9/1/2020. We are continuing to offer training online via Zoom. The schedule has not changed (see below). If you would like to join us, please email us. We welcome new and continuing students.
July 13th, 2020
Governor Newsome has rolled back some earlier openings and all fitness centers were ordered to close as of Monday, July 13th in several bay area counties, including Solano County. (See covid19.ca.gov/roadmap-counties/.) We will therefore be forced to delay our re-opening until further notice. We will continue with virtual training via Zoom according to the following schedule:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
There is a new Zoom link starting July 14th, 2020. If you were previously joining us, please check your email for the new link. We may also organize outdoor trainings on Saturdays where we can still training in person with social distancing and masks. Please stay tuned for information about this.
In-Person Class Schedule Update
July 3rd, 2020
The in-person training schedule is pending for when we return to the dojo. Please refer to the below schedule for virtual training through July 11th.
Currently, our plan is to resume in-person training on Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 with a modified schedule to allow for smaller class sizes to preserve minimum social distancing requirements. We will also host virtual training concurrently with the live classes for those who would prefer to train virtually.
Procedures for returning to the dojo for training are forthcoming during the first week of July. Please contact us by email or by phone at (707) 745-1275 for more information.
If the state of California (by county) issues further guidance regarding the opening of fitness centers and training facilities, we will follow those guidelines. We continually reference the latest guidance for the safety and health of our students.
Your safety and health is paramount to us and we ask that you please have patience while we all navigate this fluid situation.
About Shotokan Karate
Shotokan Karate originated in Okinawa, a small island south of Japan. It was popularized in Japan by Gichin Funakoshi in the 1950s. The name "Shotokan" comes from the name "Shoto," which was Funakoshi's pen name, meaning 'waving or billowing pine'. Shotokan Karate is a traditional martial art. This means that improvements in character and mental discipline are as important as physical skill, if not more so.
Shotokan Karate is meant to be accessible to all, including, women, children, and those with or without great athletic ability. The Shotokan Karate Academy (SKA) offers a caring, safe environment where children and adults can learn the art of karate.
Its practice leads to: