San Francisco Shotokan Karate

three qualities are required for a good karate education

An open mind and strong spirit.A great love for the practice of karate-do.A great confidence in Sensei.

Mission & Philosophy

San Francisco Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation). We are dedicated to the practice of true Karate-Do under the guiding principles of Master Gichin Funakoshi. Diligent practice of a traditional martial art develops one’s mind, body, and spirit. Karate training consists of the proper execution of kicking, punching, blocking, and striking techniques to defend oneself. On the street, these techniques must be delivered with speed, power, accuracy, and commitment. In the classroom, these techniques also must be delivered with control to create a safe learning environment for everyone. We welcome all men and women, beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up.

Dojo is a Japanese word that means “Place of the way”. The atmosphere of the Dojo must be serene, calm and in complete hush. Access to the Dojo is restricted to people who practice Shotokan karate. Onlookers and those who want to find friends are asked to wait outside to not disturb the karate class. You can attend the practice but are required to maintain a respectful hush.

In the Dojo be joyful and abandon wealth and reputation considerations, forget the prejudgments of race and gender. In addition, the ardor of the practice must join to one atmosphere of inner search. So, be sincere. And, if you become a member take part of our community, agree to the rules, follow the instructions, and respect the hierarchy of the degrees.

At San Francisco Shotokan Karate Club we focus on fundamentals and traditional Japanese karate training. We train hard but we also train smart when learning traditional martial art. There are three components of shotokan karate training:

Kihon or Basics

(e.g., stances, blocks, punches, kicks)

Kata or Forms

Kumite or Sparring

Mission & Philosophy

San Francisco Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the ISKF (International Shotokan Karate Federation). We are dedicated to the practice of true Karate-Do under the guiding principles of Master Gichin Funakoshi. Diligent practice of a traditional martial art develops one’s mind, body, and spirit. Karate training consists of the proper execution of kicking, punching, blocking, and striking techniques to defend oneself. On the street, these techniques must be delivered with speed, power, accuracy, and commitment. In the classroom, these techniques also must be delivered with control to create a safe learning environment for everyone. We welcome all men and women, beginner to advanced, ages 12 and up.

Dojo is a Japanese word that means “Place of the way”. The atmosphere of the Dojo must be serene, calm and in complete hush. Access to the Dojo is restricted to people who practice Shotokan karate. Onlookers and those who want to find friends are asked to wait outside to not disturb the karate class. You can attend the practice but are required to maintain a respectful hush.

In the Dojo be joyful and abandon wealth and reputation considerations, forget the prejudgments of race and gender. In addition, the ardor of the practice must join to one atmosphere of inner search. So, be sincere. And, if you become a member take part of our community, agree to the rules, follow the instructions, and respect the hierarchy of the degrees.

At San Francisco Shotokan Karate Club we focus on fundamentals and traditional Japanese karate training. We train hard but we also train smart when learning traditional martial art. There are three components of shotokan karate training:

Kihon or Basics

(e.g., stances, blocks, punches, kicks)

Kata or Forms

Kumite or Sparring

and three qualities are required for a good karate education

An open mind and strong spirit.

A great love for the practice of karate-do.

A great confidence in Sensei.

Meet Our

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Senpai Antinori

Senpai Camille Antinori began training in 1983, and with Sensei Flick since 1996.

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Sensei Flick

Sensei Dawn Flick is a 7th degree black belt with 35 years Shotokan karate experience.

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Senpai D’Avignon

Senpai Mark D’Avignon is a 4th degree black belt, beginning his training at age 16.

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Meet Our

QUALIFIED INSTRUCTORS

Sensei Flick

Sensei Dawn Flick is a 7th degree black belt with 35 years Shotokan karate experience.

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Senpai Antinori

Senpai Camille Antinori began training in 1983, and with Sensei Flick since 1996.

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Senpai D’Avignon

Senpai Mark D’Avignon is a 4th degree black belt, beginning his training at age 16.

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