Posts Tagged: San Jose

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.


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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

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)

Kancho Kanazawa Seminars :: July 10

Once again, Satsuma Dojo is very fortunate to be able to host Kanazawa Hirokazu Kancho, founder, president and chief instructor of Shotokan Karate-Do International Federation. On July 10, 2011 we invite you to join us as Kanazawa Kancho and his eldest son, Kanazawa Nobuaki Kancho, a multiple-time world champion; offer seminars.

Location :: 
Columbia Community Center
785 Morse Ave
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 Google Maps
When ::
July 10, 2011
Cost ::
One session – $40
Two sessions – $70

Please see the attached flyer. If you have any questions or would like any additional information, feel free to contact Sensei Jay [email protected]

Sensei Takayuki Mikami Seminars :: June 12-13

JKA of Northern California has been kind enough to invite Satsuma Dojo to training seminars with Sensei Mikami, who is a long time friend of Kancho Kanazawa. We were fortunate to host him in San Jose in the mid 80's; and our sensei, Wada Isao, trained with Mikami Sensei in the 60's/70's.

Where ::
Prime Time Athletic Club in Buringame, CA
When ::
June 12-13, 2010
Cost ::
$50 for all belts
$20 for Instructor’s Class

This is a unique opportunity that should not be missed.

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