We are a traditional Shotokan Karate club affiliated with the Japan Karate Association American Federation. To find out more about the karate club, go to the about us page. We have kids & adult karate classes six days a week, at the Prime Time athletic club in Burlingame, about 20 minutes south of San Francisco. If you’d like to train with us, please see our schedule and contact us to find out more.
We are not currently training at Primetime due to state and county Covid restrictions to group activities. However, we have been hosting training both in zoom, and very limited outdoor physically distanced classes. We look forward to resuming classes when it is safe to do so and wish you health and wellness in this difficult time. Osu!
We have a slack channel with the latest updates to class times and locations. Contact us to find out more.
A HUGE thank you to all the Judges, Volunteers and Competitors who made this tournament a success. This was the first time JKA NorCal hosted Nationals. There were over 210 competitors from 26 dojos in 63 events. Congratulations to all.
Results from the tournament are posted here:
Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010)
Tournament Check In:
(10am-8pm): Pre-registered competitors & officials.
No late Registration: Registration closes Nov 1st – but register early to get a discount.
(10am-12:00pm): hosted by Master Isami Shiroma. Registered Tournament judges/officials only – ring assignments will be confirmed. Mandatory for all registered judges.
(10am-11:30am): hosted by Sensei Donnie Abel for all ranks (www.martialartsintelligence.com). Sign-up on-site $25 ($20 with JKA membership).
(1:30pm-3:30pm): hosted by Master Takayuki Mikami and Master Yoshizo Machida for all ranks. Sign-up on-site $60 ($50 with JKA membership).
(4:00pm-6:00pm): Only pre-registered (JKA Shodan to Yondan).
Come and see some of the greater San Francisco Bay Area with a day trip to Napa. You can register for the wine tour here: https://jkanorcal.org/event/wine-tour
The wine tour price will include chartered bus to and from Napa and Wine Tasting at two wineries. You can bring your own pack lunch, or buy lunch at the lunch stop.
Bus pick-up at Doubletree Hotel (9:00am), vista stop at Golden Gate Bridge for photos en route to Napa …
I. Wine tasting and appetizers at Paloma winery
II. Lunch purchase and at picnic on grounds at V.Satui winery
III. Wine tasting at V. Satui
Bus return to Doubletree Hotel (~ 4:00pm)
Registration is now closed.
All participants should try to check in on Friday Nov 8, 2019 at Prime Time Athletic Club (1730 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010) between 10:00am – 8:00pm.
There will be limited late check-in on Saturday Nov 9, 2019 at 8:00am at the tournament location. To speed up your check-in, please download, print and sign the waiver:
Men, women, children, all ranks and organizations are invited!
Spectators are welcome!
Late Check In: No registrations accepted on this day.
National Anthem and Competitors Oath
Competition starts in 4 rings.
I. Youth Divisions
II. Adult Divisions + Eliminations
III. Adult Divisions + Eliminations
IV. Youth Divisions
5:30pm Finals in 2 center rings.
Banquet at Doubletree Hotel (doors open at 7:00pm)
Awards presentation and closing
All registration for this tournament must be completed before November 1st! Register for the tournament, testing and judging online at:
The list of all current registered competitors and divisions is here:
Registration closes November 1st – but register early to get a discount. Early registration discount $15 off price below on individual events ends October 14th midnight!
|Youth Division||Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
|Collegiate Division||Individual Single Event $45, Two Events $50|
Collegiate & Adult: 3 Events $65, 4 Events $70
|Senior 45+ Division|| Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
Senior & Adult: 3 Events $80, 4 Events $85
|Adult Division||Individual Single Event $55, Two Events $65|
|Team Kata & Kumite|| $65 for whole team, One or Two Events.|
One person registers for the whole team.
|Goodwill Team Events||Free. One person registers for the whole team.|
tournament rules & regulations
This tournament will be following the JKA tournament rules and regulations:
American Airlines promo code is 55N9BL, DISCOUNT OFF: 8% off published fares (excluding basic economy and non-discountable fares)
Travel Dates : 03Nov19-16Nov19
Destination City: SFO or SJC
There is a discounted group rate for attendees at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel San Francisco Airport. The special room rate will be available until October 6th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Group Name: JKA National Tournament
Group Code: JKA
Booking Deadline: Book by October 14th 2019
Hotel Address: 835 Airport Blvd., Burlingame, California 94010-9949
Hotel Phone Number: (650)373-2221
Clinics & Testing
Primetime is an approximately 12 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.
Parking is limited at the site, so if driving you may need to find street parking. Burlingamer is an 8 minute walk from the Millbrae BART and Caltrain station.