West Los Angeles Karate School

West Los Angeles Karate School

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Another great training this morning by everyone! There is much to be learned from practicing karate in a confined space, such as a living room or hall or small yard. Karate is all about developing explosive movement and power in close encounters and confined space. Enjoy this new opportunity to train in ways we have never had to train before!
Home training. The ipad with the streaming the lesson is off screen ;)
Hi hope all is well. A quick questio. There was a table that showed katas of the months for all 12 months. Do you mind posting it?
Sigthor won 1st in kata in his division at the Nikkei Games today.
West Los Angeles Karate is welcome to join this JKA-Los Angeles training camp with Shihan Nagatomo 7th dan on Nov. 3rd 2018 at Temple City Dojo. $40 for non JKA members. More info in link.

Let me know if you want to attend so I can let them know.
HAJIME Karate pillow!!!
This is called a "fighting spirit".
I'm 100% sure, this goose was trained in West LA Karate!!!
Fabulous cover image. Nice kick Sigthor! I miss training with you guys.
Hajime !!!! Arigato !!!! Life is great !!!!!

We are dedicated to teaching traditional Japanese style Shotokan Karate-Do. We always welcome new students. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced student you can train and learn Karate with us.

West Los Angeles (WLA) Karate School has been a Westside community resource since its founding in 1972 by George Takahashi of the UCLA Oriental Languages Department. A published scholar and a karate practitioner since 1952, George Takahashi has been a prominent proponent of the Japanese martial art of Shotokan karate-do in Southern California. Now retired, the tradition is carried on by his senior

Operating as usual

05/31/2021

Training outside has been great. Have a good Memorial day everyone!

Training outside has been great. Have a good Memorial day everyone!

05/19/2021

We have finally decided on new t-shirts. Black softstyle shirt with our logo on front along with Japanese Kanji that reads "Karate-Do" On the back we have our logo again floating with bigger letters around it. Please click on the link below and let us know sizes and quantities you are interested in so we can go ahead and have them printed.
https://wlakarate.org/wlak-t-shirt-order-page/

We have finally decided on new t-shirts. Black softstyle shirt with our logo on front along with Japanese Kanji that reads "Karate-Do" On the back we have our logo again floating with bigger letters around it. Please click on the link below and let us know sizes and quantities you are interested in so we can go ahead and have them printed.
https://wlakarate.org/wlak-t-shirt-order-page/

[05/17/21]   Another great training day at Crestwood Hills Park. Finally able to practice Kumite with all of us fully vaccinated. Looking forward to our next training on Saturday at 10.

03/31/2021

We now have classes again on our calendar! Check it out.
( https://wlakarate.org/classes-pictures/?grid-list-toggle=grid&month=apr&yr=2021 )

Saturday classes are now held at Crestwood Hills Park at 10:00 am until we can go into our Dojo again (Light workout clothes and light shoes recommended as well as sunblock and plenty of water). – mask and social distancing required-

Extra free class is on ZOOM every Wednesday at 9:00 am – Good time to work on your own stuff and ask questions if you have any.

We now have classes again on our calendar! Check it out.
( https://wlakarate.org/classes-pictures/?grid-list-toggle=grid&month=apr&yr=2021 )

Saturday classes are now held at Crestwood Hills Park at 10:00 am until we can go into our Dojo again (Light workout clothes and light shoes recommended as well as sunblock and plenty of water). – mask and social distancing required-

Extra free class is on ZOOM every Wednesday at 9:00 am – Good time to work on your own stuff and ask questions if you have any.

Photos from West Los Angeles Karate School's post 03/28/2021

Outside practice was very succsessful and fun. Great to see everyone in person again.

Training Outside – Saturday 03/27/2021 – West Los Angeles Karate 03/25/2021

Training Outside – Saturday 03/27/2021 – West Los Angeles Karate

This Saturday we are having the class outside at Crestwood Hills Park. It is a quiet, secluded park. There is plenty of room there for us to train, still socially distanced and with masks as appropriate. Who wouldn't like to get out in the sunshine and train without limitations on our ability to move. Training will be from 10-11:30 am.
Read more on our blog page
https://wlakarate.org/training-outside-saturday-03-27-2021/

-We recommend regular workout clothes and light workout shoes and plenty of water.
-There will be no Zoom class this Saturday.

Driving directions
https://goo.gl/maps/Lhiy146PJ1CeN5uy7

Training Outside – Saturday 03/27/2021 – West Los Angeles Karate Training Outside – Saturday 03/27/2021 Posted on 2021-03-252021-03-25 by wlaksensei It has been exactly one year since we started online training. Sensei Alan published the first video on March 28th last year. Since then we have made videos and recorded Zoom classes that now total over 60 videos o...

03/12/2021

More relevant now than ever before. Saturday class at 10am online. Be there.

More relevant now than ever before. Saturday class at 10am online. Be there.

02/28/2021

A year later we have now over 60 Zoom classes and still going strong. Still hoping that soon we will be able to get back into the Dojo. Wlak members new and old - Join us on Zoom, Saturdays at 10am.

#westlosangeles #WestLosAngelesKarate #wlak #shotokan #karate #shotokankarate #karatelosangeles #karatezoom #selfdefense #kata #kumite #dojo

A year later we have now over 60 Zoom classes and still going strong. Still hoping that soon we will be able to get back into the Dojo. Wlak members new and old - Join us on Zoom, Saturdays at 10am.

#westlosangeles #WestLosAngelesKarate #wlak #shotokan #karate #shotokankarate #karatelosangeles #karatezoom #selfdefense #kata #kumite #dojo

West Los Angeles Karate School updated their info in the about section. 02/02/2021

West Los Angeles Karate School updated their info in the about section.

West Los Angeles Karate School updated their info in the about section.

01/06/2021

Do you know Meikyo?

#WLAK #Westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #karate #kata #Meikyo #hometraining

01/03/2021

Hometraining kata

Practicing kata at home. Watch Sensei Alan perform the beginning of Heian Shodan as a one step.

#WLAK #Westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #karate #kata #heianshodan

[01/03/21]   Happy new year to all Wlak members and all Karatekas around the world.

12/28/2020

Good idea for training with limited space at home, practice the beginnings of the kata you know. Here is Sensei Alan performing the beginning of Bassai Dai

#WLAK #Westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #karate #kata #bassaidai #hometraining

12/09/2020

Karate ZOOM

Few highlights from our Karate Zoom sessions

#karate #shotokan #shotokankarate #homepractice #martialarts #WLAK #westlosangeleskarate #hometraining #zoomtraining

07/09/2020

Good Points

Good clean Kumite points

06/01/2020

Highlights from 2020/05/30 class

Few highlights from Zoom class 2020/05/30

#karate #shotokan #shotokankarate #homepractice #martialarts #WLAK #westlosangeleskarate #hometraining #zoomtraining

04/20/2020

Sensei David Heldman lead last Saturday's class along with Sensei Alan Weil. More people are joining in on the Zoom training and it is working pretty well for us. So far we had participants from London, Dallas and Mexico City join us.

#wlak #westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #hometraining #selftraining #covid19training #hometraining

04/16/2020

Another excellent online training. We are planning on training every Wednesday and Saturday at 10am.

#wlak #westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #hometraining #selftraining #covid19training

04/11/2020

West Los Angeles Karate School

04/11/2020

Online training went really well this morning. Good attendance and great instruction and workout lead by Sensei Alan.

#wlak #westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #shotokankarate #hometraining #selftraining #covid19training

04/06/2020

Lei Feng sent us couple of pictures of her training at home in Dallas. We can make this work!

#selftraining #hometraining #karate #shotokan #shotokankarate #wlak #westlosangeleskarate #karateinla

04/03/2020

Self training

Here is Joseph selftraining the final steps in Unsu and performing the most difficult jump nicely!

#selftraining #hometraining #karate #shotokon #shotokankarate #wlak #westlosangeleskarate #karateinla #unsu

03/31/2020

Who is training at home?

You know you should be training at home :) Who else?

03/31/2020

Olympic Channel

World champion Sandra Sanchez home training. Amazing and inspiring. We are all doing home training, right?

Karate World Champ Sandra Sanchez has a sweet home setup for her workouts. 💪

This is how a karate World Champion (and current world number one) stays fit at home.
#StayStrong #StayActive

03/24/2020

Incremental improvement, mentally and physically, is true power | Alan Weil | TEDxUCLASalon

Here is Sensei Alan Weil Delivering his TEDx Talk at UCLA. The subject is Focus in the Martial Arts.

#karate #shotokan #martialarts #focus #westlosangeleskarate #tedtalk #ucla

It’s not the winning strike nor the conclusive testimony, but the years of physical and mental training that can set us on the path to ‘mastery’. Trial lawye...

[03/14/20]   In light of the growing concern over the health hazard posed by Covid-19, classes are suspended for the next couple of weeks or until we have more clarity on the situation. Keep checking in here and look for announcement in you e-mail inbox for when classes will resume.

02/17/2020

Last Saturday several students took a belt exam, ranging from 8th kyu all the way to Ni-Dan. We are proud to announce that everyone passed their required grade. Congratulations to the following karatekas:

Raphael Phillips – 8th kyu
Michael Doyle – 8B kyu
Jonathan Rogers – 6th kyu
Behnam Arya – 6B kyu
Lei Feng – 1st kyu
Naveed Mahboobian – Nidan
George Malacalza – Nidan

https://wlakarate.org/blog/

11/04/2019

Every class starts with Mokuso

#westlosangeleskarate #shotokan #karate #wlakarate #selfdefense

09/03/2019

As we say goodbye to Lei and wish her well and good fortune in Dallas we are also a bit sad to see her go. Her devotion to karate training is impressive and it has been great to see her grow as a karateka.

cnet.com 08/12/2019

Karate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics: Everything you need to know

The basic rundown of Karate at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.

cnet.com Get your black belt in karate fandom with this beginner's guide to one of the Summer Olympics newest sports.

06/25/2019

Lei just won 2 silver medals in a US National tournament. Great achievement and we congratulate her. She has been training only for 2 years and got her 2nd kyu just 2 weeks ago.

05/23/2019

REMINDER - SENSEI ALAN WEIL will be speaking at TEDx talk at UCLA on May 25th. this Saturday. The subject is FOCUS IN THE MARTIAL ARTS. Sensei Alan is one of several speakers and will also give Karate demonstration with Chinzo Machida.
For information and tickets go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/2026464504102937/

wlakarate.org 04/18/2019

West Los Angeles Logo

Learn about our logo, it's history and meaning.

wlakarate.org West Los Angeles Logo Posted on 2019-04-182019-04-18 by wlaksensei The West Los Angeles Karate logo design has rich history and meaning. The design is called Hidari-mitsudomoe. The three prongs of the star represent mind, body and spirit. Also Kihon, Kata and Kumite. The number three is often connec...

ozawa-tournament.com 03/29/2019

Ozawa Cup International Karate Tournament

Ozawa cup in Vegas coming up.

http://www.ozawa-tournament.com/

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02/16/2019

We are invited to participate in a JKA Seminar with Shihan Nagatomo 7th dan.
One week from today on February 23 and February 24

5019 North Encinita Av.
Temple City, California 91780

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1466 S Westgate Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
90025

Opening Hours

Wednesday 20:00 - 21:30
Saturday 14:00 - 15:00
Saturday 13:00 - 14:00
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