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.
Registration closes: Last day to register November 1st
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
I. Youth Division
II. Collegiate Division
III. Senior Division
IV. Adult Division
V. Goodwill Competition
Closing Ceremonies – awards presentation and closing
Banquet at Doubletree Hotel
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.
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)
A fun time was had by all and we have some new Shodans!
This year’s Japan Karate Association American Federation training camp at the University of New Orleans (UNO) featured guest instructor 8th Dan and general manager of the technical division Sensei Imura Takenori. There were about 80 participants for the four day camp, with nine representing JKA Nor Cal. Sensei Imura’s crisp technical excellence and athletic prowess had everyone astonished. His sharp eye for details and sense of humor (for example: He picked out five people’s yoi position in Bassai-dai and drilled us all on which four were wrong) really added to the educational value of this camp.
Sensei Imura covered basics – including a series of clever drills starting with open hand striking techniques and leading up to kumite – and drilled down to details and bunkai in kata. He also had a class specifically on judging kumite and kata matches. Sensei Mikami lead classes on ashi-barai, and kumite applications of sweeping and balance, and answered our questions with humor and depth. Every one of us learned and clarified many questions.
Sensei Mikami and Sensei Imura presided over the Dan exams and JKA qualification exams for instructor, judge and examiner. Our JKA NorCal instructors and students passed their dan exams and certification tests – congratulations to:
Christina Foo – Rokudan
Wauriman Borges – Yondan and JKA “C” Judge and “C” Instructor
John Sam – Yondan
Mathew Bittleston – JKA “C” Instructor and “D” Examiner
Amy Wong – JKA “D” Judge and “D” Instructor
Michelle Paredes – Nidan
Sean Kelley – Nidan
Ed Miranda – Shodan
Abdallah Batshon – Team note taker and Tournament Competitor
If you have any questions about the camp, talk to Abdallah: He took copious notes and will be teaching a class based on what we learned. Thanks again to Senpai Sean for arranging and coordinating AirBnB lodging and driving us about town; and to Senpai John (dojo chef) for another scrumptious meal. Now we can look forward to more dan parties!