Regular training (all ranks):
Thursdays, we train in the aerobics room from 6:30 - 7:30. On Saturdays, we train in the combatives room from 10 AM - Noon (12 PM). This is the last room on the very bottom floor of the Koret Center, down the hall from the weight room. Please also check the News page for last minute announcements. Announcements include days that the Koret Center is closed for holidays and dates that Haramoto Sensei will be here training us in the area.
Non-members are welcome to watch us train or join in; we ask that you please talk to one of the black belts the first time you come to the dojo.
Our training fees are:
USF Students: $25/year
USF faculty and staff: $40/month
The fees are collected by the USF Koret Center. We encourage visitors to train with us, even for short stays. This is one of the benefits of the JKA system -- wherever you are in the world, there will likely be a JKA dojo close by that teaches the same style you are accustomed to. JKA members whose training is current (active training must have stopped no more than 3 months in the past) are welcome to wear their current belts. For others, please consult our instructors. If you have administrative questions, please email Merv Dixon or Bill Maske.
JKA of USF is only open to students,faculty and staff. Classes are open to both beginners and those with previous experience in Shotokan karate or other martial arts.
Dress in comfortable workout clothes or wear your gi (uniform) if you have one. At the beginning of each term, there is an introductory class. The class provides an overview of Shotokan Karate training. While these are ideal times to join, new students are taken at any time. When you arrive, introduce yourself to one of the black belts. You may also send an e-mail to Merv Dixon or Bill Maske to let us know you're coming or to ask any questions you may have.
Once you enroll, you are encouraged to join our mailing list JKA of USF. It is a low-volume list, open only to current members and used to keep you informed about class schedules and special training events. Please send an email to Merv Dixon to be added.
Our dojo is at the Koret Health and Recreation Center, on the campus of The University of San Francisco (USF). It is located at the corner of Parker St. and Turk St., see map below.
Parking can be challenging but usually there are spots on the street around the Koret center.