Are you interested in traditional Japanese martial arts? Are you
looking for a dojo (training hall) that practices non-contact Karate
in San Jose?
Aside from Karate being a traditional Japanese martial art and a system of
self-defense, it is also a great sport. It is an activity where
participants learn to use their empty hands and feet as weapons while
keeping themselves in good physical conditions at the same
time. Karate practitioners are capable of defending themselves
By training with us, you will learn self-defense and fighting skills;
confidence, discipline, and concentration; muscular and aerobic
fitness; increased perceptual awareness; stress management; body
alignment, balance, and coordination.
If this is what you are interested in doing, then Byakkokan invites
you to join us in sharing this
exciting and challenging practice of Shotokan-style karate. We
practice the enhanced Shotokan Karate-do style developed by Master
Tetsuhiko Asai. We encourage you to visit
our dojo and observe our training before joining the club. Visitors
are always welcome.
Byakkokan aims to offer members and affiliated clubs the best,
traditional Shotokan Karate training in the Western Region of the
US. We strive to:
— Adhere to the principles of Dojo Kun (precepts) by teaching and
developing honesty, integrity, sincerity and mutual respect among the
- Seek perfection of character.
- Be faithful.
- Respect others.
- Refrain from violent behavior.
— Bring out the best in each member through exciting and safe
(non-contact) work-outs by well-trained and enthusiastic instructors.
— Teach traditional Shotokan Karate-do from Japan at the highest level
of skills and technique.
— Provide a friendly, encouraging, and helpful atmosphere for learning.
How We Are Different
We practice enhanced Shotokan Karate-do developed by Master Tetsuhiko Asai.
Our goal is to spread traditional Japanese Budo Karate as espoused by the
founder of modern Karate, Gichin Funakoshi, as well as Master Asai.
After joining our dojo, all novice members will receive one to one,
private training by one of our instructors. The length of this
individual attention will vary depending on the new members’
needs, but typically after 2 to 4 weeks, the beginners will be able to
join in the group training.
We teach authentic Karate from Japan, Asai-style Karate-do, the advanced
style of Shotokan Karate developed by the world famous Master Asai Tetsuhiko.
Our chief instructor, Sensei Koss Yokota (7th Dan WJKA, 8th Dan WUKO), is a World
Class Instructor from Japan. We also have many other certified black belt