Seishin Shotokan Karate is located in Apple Valley, California and has been in operation since November 2000. We currently offer top quality martial arts instruction in Apple Valley, Victorville and Hesperia. We offer age-appropriate classes with a strong emphasis on the core values of the martial arts – self-discipline, self-confidence and self-control. Our programs blend traditional values with the current needs of our members, and we provide a proven system for success and advancement in our art of Shotokan karate without diluting our traditional base.
Seishin Shotokan Karate is an officially accredited dojo of the Shotokan Karate International Federation that is led by the world-famous karate master Hirokazu Kanazawa, 10th Degree Black Belt. Master Kanazawa and his world class instructors have already visited our dojo in Apple Valley on four separate occasions as part of their annual world tour, most recently in June 2010. Master Kanazawa’s organization currently includes about 2 million members in over 100 different countries around the world so it was a great honor for our dojo to host the highest ranked Shotokan karate master in the world. Seishin Shotokan Karate and its instructors are officially licensed by the Shotokan Karate International Federation (SKIF) so you can be sure that we provide only the highest quality instruction in our programs.
If you are serious about becoming a top class martial artist, then you should join our club right away. Come and visit one of our exciting lessons and see for yourself that we deliver a quality martial arts program that both meets and exceeds all of your expectations.
Our style of karate is Shotokan. Shotokan karate is one of the “Big Four” styles of karate and was first introduced to the Japanese mainland in the early 1920s by a karate master called Gichin Funakoshi. Gichin Funakoshi is considered by many scholars to be the modern day father of karate and is largely responsible for the spread of karate in the early part of the 20th century. The style of Shotokan continues to be one of the main styles of karate practiced nowadays and there are many clubs not just in the United States but around the world that practice this popular style.
Shotokan karate is renowned for its strong stances, powerful techniques, dynamic katas and decisive kumite applications. Shotokan is one of the most highly developed styles available today and has numerous high-profile masters who travel around the world each year giving top quality seminars.