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Since 1998 Silicon Valley Shotokan Karate (formerly JKA of Silicon Valley) has been offering instruction in authentic, traditional Shotokan karate as practiced in Japan as Budo, rather than simply sport. Shotokan is the most widely practiced style of karate and one of the most widely practiced martial arts worldwide.
Physically, the emphasis in Shotokan karate is on efficient movement to develop tremendous speed and power, regardless of size or strength. Ultimately, blocking an attack and countering can become the same effortless motion, executed with complete commitment to devastating effect.