Sensei Mikami visit

sensei_mikamiOur founding chief instructor of the JKA/AF, a JKA 8th degree blackbelt will be here on Saturday 5/2 to inaugurate our JKA NorCal dojo Grand Opening and conduct our first Kyu-Exam.  We will celebrate with a karate demonstration prepared for him and also inviting other Bay Area karatekas to participate in the clinic Sensei will be instructing. Sensei Mikami is one of the first generation of JKA instructors being the first to graduate from JKA instructor’s course. He is also a former All Japan Kumite and Kata champion. For more on Mikami Sensei, see:

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday May 2nd
Location: Prime Time Athletic Club, 1730 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA.    (Studio #1)

3:00-4:00pm Kyu-Exam
4:00-4:30pm Grand Opening/JKA NorCal Demo
4:30-5:15pm Beginner/Intermediate Clinic for Color belts
5:15-6:15pm Advanced Clinic for Brown & Black belts
6:30-8:30pm Dinner with Sensei (TBD location) – All invited

Cost: Beginner/Intermediate $50 with pre-registration by April 27th or $60 at the door on May 2nd; Advanced (both classes) $60 with pre-registration by April 27th or $70 at the door on May 2nd

For visiting participants, this will include a day pass to Prime Time Athletic Club which we have purchased in advanced for the event.

For pre-registration, make check payable to: JKA Northern California with the following information (Name, Rank, Dojo, Beginner or Advanced Clinic and Email-for notification upon receipt of registration) and Send check to:

JKA Northern California
PO Box 282596
San Francisco, CA 94128

Please spread the word and forward to your friends not to miss a chance to train with a great instructor who has not been in this area for at least 13 years. All karatekas are welcome from any organizations and/or styles. For more information, feel free to email

Pre-Test training “mock kyu-exam”

We will be preparing our students for the upcoming kyu-exam this Saturday 4/18 at 10:30am in Studio 2 (Prime Time).  This will help those who have not tested under JKA to get a flavor of the Basics, Kata and Kumite curriculum that would be conducted with Sensei Mikami presiding on Saturday 5/2.

Therefore for this week, this will be in place of our normal Saturday 10-11:30am scheduled class.  All black belts please come in to help out to be on the testing panel.  It will be good experience if you are considering the “examiner” tract for future certification.  Furthermore, it would be a good show of moral support for those testing and of course – good spirit!

We are up and running

We are up and running as of today (2/1)

We are up and running as of today (2/1) as JKA NorCal, a not for profit dojo operating out of

Prime Time Athletic Club
1730 Rollins Road, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone: 650-697-7311

The address for JKA of Northern California is:

JKA Northern California Inc.
PO Box 282596
San Francisco, CA 94128

So far, we are planning to have Mikami Sensei in May for our grand opening, clinic and testing.

Stay tuned, Christina

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