Posts Tagged: karate

16th Annual Gasshuku :: Aug 24

Our 16th Annual Summer Gasshuku is coming up Saturday, August 24, 2013
Details are:

Saturday, August 24, 2013
8am to 12pm (lunch and awards to follow)
Montara State Beach, Montara (near Half Moon Bay), CA

All proceeds benefit the Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation, a nonprofit foundation that sends at risk students to college.

We have a large population of younger members and families at the CNC who have never experienced training like this. Please spread the word an encourage them to come. The Gasshuku is a fund raiser but it is also a unique training experience and I hope you’ll help me encourage folks to attend.


Mark Richardson

Information Flyer

Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa :: Feb 23-34


We are very happy to announce that Satsuma Dojo again has the opportunity to host Sensei Nobuaki Kanazawa, Designated President for Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF) and all its 5 million members in 130 countries.

Nobuaki Sensei is the oldest son of Kancho Hirokazu Kanazawa. While he spends most of time traveling throughout the world sharing the SKIF philosophy and curriculum, the world is a very big place, and Satsuma Dojo is extremely fortunate to train with him twice a year! It's easy for our members to be accustomed to regular visits by Nobuaki Sensei, but we must always remember that most SKIF members in the world may never meet Nobuaki Sensei!

Our seminars will occur on Saturday, February 23, and Sunday, February 24, at the Columbia Neighborhood Center. There will be ample opportunities for members of all ranks to train with Sensei and to get autographs and pictures. See the attached flyer for details of the schedule and the fees.

Satsuma Dojo is one of the three original SKIF dojo in the United States from 1983. We continue to enjoy a strong relationship with SKIF that was initiated by Sensei Isao Wada, the founder of Satsuma Dojo.


See the Flyer!


Fumitoshi Kanazawa Seminar :: Oct 20-21

Sensei Fumitoshi Kanazawa (Kanazawa Kancho's youngest son), winner of multiple All-Japan Championships and the 2006 World Championship will be holding seminars at Satsuma Dojo. This is the first time that he'll be in the San Francisco Bay Area (he'll also visit Fresno), and I look forward to meeting him myself for the first time. I hope that you'll all be able to attend.

WHEN: Sa, Oct 20 (2:00pm-4:00pm) and Su, Oct 21 (12:30pm-2:30pm)

WHERE: Columbia Neighborhood Center

COST: Youth $15 for one day, $20 for two days; Adults $20 for one day, $30 for two days

Please click here for the flyer

Sensei Nobuaki Seminars :: June 24

Satsuma Dojo is very fortunate to be able to host Kanazawa Nobuaki Sensei, son of SKIF founder Kancho Kanazawa, of the Honbu Dojo, and multiple-time world champion for a day of seminars.

Location ::
Columbia Neighborhood Center
785 Morse Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Google Maps
When ::
Sunday, June 24, 2012
12:00pm – 1:45pm Intermediate Training (All levels)
2:00pm – 3:45pm Advanced Training (Black & Brown Belts)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Photos & Autographs
Cost ::
$10 for one. $15 for two seminars :: 18 & under
$20 for one. $30 for two seminars :: Adults
Please see the attached flyer. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, feel free to contact Sensei Jay at [email protected].

2012 SKI-USF National Championships

As we roll into 2012, please save March 23-25 on your calendars for the Inaugural SKI-USF National Championships! For black belts ages 20-39, the National Championships are the qualifier for the SKIF World Championships in Sydney, Australia, November 19-24 (

Special Guest & Chief Referee:

  • Kanazawa Nobuaki Sensei

Preliminary Schedule:

  • Friday, March23: Referee Seminar
  • Saturday, March 24: Seminars, Dan Examinations, Appreciation Dinner
  • Sunday March 25: Tournament

Pre-Registration Only
To help ensure that the event remains on schedule and to minimize instances in which dojo mates are matched against each other in the first rounds, pre-registration will be required. Please postmark your registration forms no later than March 12, 2012. No registration will be accepted at the door.

A list of local hotels and accommodations can be found here.


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For general questions, please email Sensei Jay at sensei.jay (at)
For registration questions, please email Peter Rodriquez at peter (at)