|SAN JOSE, CA
Shihan Dave Sargent, Kyoshi, 8th Dan
Cell: (408) 605-5893
|The San Jose Uechi-Ryu West Karate Club began under the direction of Sensei Carl
Chrappa in 1973. Carl was a student of Van Canna, and Carl was Dave's original sensei.
The dojo has been in continous operation since then. Dave has directed the dojo since 1977,
and became affiliated with Ahti Kaend about that time. Dave has visited Okinawa in 1992,
1998, and 2006. He was promoted to Kiyoshi, 8th Dan by OKIKUKAI in August, 2014.
In November 2017, Ted Earle was named Chief Instructor and Director of the San Jose dojo.
Dave continues his practice at the dojo, and has taken on the task of dojo advisor.
The dojo has been located in the Matthew Susanj Youth Center since 1977, and operates as
a non-profit club. It is the oldest Uechi-Ryu dojo in the San Francisco bay area. The practice
in the dojo is classical Okinawan self defense with a defensive mindset. Karate tournaments
are not the primary focus, but may be attended on occasion.
We also practice YANG STYLE TAI JI QUAN.
The dojo is located in South San Jose at the intersection of Blossom Hill Road, and
Almaden Expressway on the East side of the Toys R Us store in the Matthew Susanj Youth
|Class hours and days are:
Tuesday, Thursday 6:15 to 8:00 PM
Saturday 10:00AM to Noon
Call for additional details.
|Dojo Address: 1088 Blossom Hill Road at Almaden Expressway , San Jose, CA 95123
|SAN JOSE PHOTOS OF INTREST
|VISIT OUR DOJO HERE
|Email Dave Sargent for issues and content of
the Uechi-Ryu-West web site.
|For an aerial view of the Dojo
|May 2016 Group at Morro Bay, California
|Demo, Ted Earle vs Damon Brown ,
2017 Morro Bay
|Ted Earle Shime Test,
2017 Morro Bay
|Godan Certificate Presentation to Ted Earle
|Aaron Dingman -- Ted Earle -- Aaron Willette
T-shirts designed by Aaron
|May 2018 attendance at Morro Bay Okikukai West Work Out and Test
|May 2018 Test Board and Successful Test Candidates
|Kaushik Kalyan--Aaron Willette ----Dave Sargent--Ted Earle
San Jose participants at May 2018 Workout and Test, Morro Bay
Porterville, California Workout Week
With James Thompson