|Courses of Study
|Costs are $30 per month for unlimited
classes. If we raise rates in the future you will still pay $30.
We may have a used
|or even new gi in your size,
style and color. If not, call Young's Trading Company in Oakland
at 5705 Telegraph Ave at
|(510) 547-0121. We've done a great deal
of business with Wing Lam Enterprises in Santa Clara over the
|Corvin Dr. 408-732-3055 (www.wle.com).
In San Francisco there's Brendan Lai's at 3581 Mission St. (415)
|If you find a prime site to buy
Japanese karate videos please let us know.
|Karate gis are not required except for
exhibitions. They are recommended for daily classes. They cost about $30 to $40
|depending on size. Traditionally, gis
are white. You will also see red, blue and black gis in the
|If the student chooses to follow a
curriculum with belt rankings new belts are $6, so eventually
$30 to get to black belt.
|In the traditional curriculum the only
required weapons are two yewaras (cut up an old dowel); a staff
(use an old
|broomstick) and a bokken (wooden sword
- about $8, although you can make your own). Few are able to
|pairs of sais, kamas and tonfas. You
can also add any number of Chinese weapons to your individual
|Currently, we film the student's belt
tests and send the video to Master Maui Saito in Phoenix
Arizona. Black belt tests
|are done in person - either you go
there or he comes here.
Shorinjin belt requirements click here
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