Japanese martial arts San Francisco
404 Clement St, 2nd Fl
San Francisco, CA 94118
Shotokan Karate-do thought in a traditional way. As a Japanese martial art, the karate goes beyond the physical training. Karate teaches self-possession, respect, and control of your body. Sensei T.J Stiles is an amazing instructor with lots of years of experience that goes above and beyond to pass his knowledge onto his students and maintain a traditional karate practice taught to thousands of people worldwide under the Japanese Karate Association (JKA). What can you expect from the classes? One to two hours of a full body and mind workout, inspiring karatekas that started just like you, lots of support from senior students, and learning not only a way to defend yourself but actually, to live your life "the empty hand's" way.
If you are looking for a Shotokan Karate dojo in the Bay Area, you will be well served to train at the JKA of San Francisco. T.J Stiles is a truly excellent instructor - a fifth degree black belt, with over 20 years of teaching experience, he comes directly from the Mori Sensei lineage of JKA and practices the traditional Japanese Karate Do. He is very technical and explains technique, body movement and application extremely well and really helps you identify and overcome your weaknesses and bad habits. I have tried other dojos in SF, but this has been the best by far in terms of serious practice, proper technique and true karate spirit! I highly recommend.