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***COVID-19 Update***

Hi everyone -- We are really hoping to be able to welcome folks back into the dojo very soon! I'll be sending out a note via Meetup and the email list, so keep an eye out. (If you are not on the email list, or not sure if you are, and would like to be, feel free to email karate@giantrabbit.com).

Senseis Angela, Don, Jennifer, Kirk, and Natalie

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Berkeley Isshin-ryu welcomes adult students of all ages, body types, and levels of (in)experience. Classes at our dojo are always small, allowing for detailed and personalized instruction for each student. Although workouts are rigorous and we take our practice seriously, we also emphasize safety, fun, and learning.

Isshin-ryu was founded in 1956 by Tatsuo Shimabuku based on his decades of experience with a centuries-old martial tradition. Isshin-ryu is based on the Goju-ryu and Shorin-ryu styles of karate and emphasizes direct and natural movements, mobility, and precision.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm and are happy to host beginners or visitors at any class. (If a class falls on or adjacent to a national holiday, contact us to make sure we will be meeting.)

Our workout spaces are located in the Sawtooth Building at 2525 8th St. in Berkeley, just south of Dwight Way. Parking is available on the street.

On Mondays, we meet in Spring/Fall Studio. To get to Spring/Fall Studio, go through the second double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Spring/Fall is on your left.

On Wednesdays, we meet in Wildcat Studio. To get to Wildcat Studio, go through the first double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Wildcat Studio is on your right.

Learn more at our website:

http://www.sapros.com/karate/

Upcoming events (4+)

Monday/Wednesday Night Class

8th St Studio

Berkeley Isshin-ryu welcomes adult students of all ages, body types, and levels of (in)experience. Classes at our dojo are always small, allowing for detailed and personalized instruction for each student. Although workouts are rigorous and we take our practice seriously, we also emphasize safety, fun, and learning.

Classes usually begin with stretching and light calisthenics; the rest of class usually involves some combination of practicing basic techniques, combinations, and kata (longer choreographed routines of martial techniques), depending on the levels & interests of those present.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm and are happy to host beginners or visitors at any class. (If a class falls on or adjacent to a national holiday, contact us to make sure we will be meeting.) Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. The Sawtooth Building has restrooms and faucets/sinks, but no water fountains, so you might want to bring a water bottle.

Our workout spaces are located in the Sawtooth Building at[masked]th St. in Berkeley, just south of Dwight Way. Parking is available on the street.

On Mondays, we meet in Spring/Fall Studio. To get to Spring/Fall Studio, go through the second double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Spring/Fall is on your left.

On Wednesdays, we meet in Wildcat Studio. To get to Wildcat Studio, go through the first double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Wildcat Studio is on your right.

Monday/Wednesday Night Class

8th St Studio

Berkeley Isshin-ryu welcomes adult students of all ages, body types, and levels of (in)experience. Classes at our dojo are always small, allowing for detailed and personalized instruction for each student. Although workouts are rigorous and we take our practice seriously, we also emphasize safety, fun, and learning.

Classes usually begin with stretching and light calisthenics; the rest of class usually involves some combination of practicing basic techniques, combinations, and kata (longer choreographed routines of martial techniques), depending on the levels & interests of those present.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm and are happy to host beginners or visitors at any class. (If a class falls on or adjacent to a national holiday, contact us to make sure we will be meeting.) Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. The Sawtooth Building has restrooms and faucets/sinks, but no water fountains, so you might want to bring a water bottle.

Our workout spaces are located in the Sawtooth Building at[masked]th St. in Berkeley, just south of Dwight Way. Parking is available on the street.

On Mondays, we meet in Spring/Fall Studio. To get to Spring/Fall Studio, go through the second double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Spring/Fall is on your left.

On Wednesdays, we meet in Wildcat Studio. To get to Wildcat Studio, go through the first double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Wildcat Studio is on your right.

Monday/Wednesday Night Class

8th St Studio

Berkeley Isshin-ryu welcomes adult students of all ages, body types, and levels of (in)experience. Classes at our dojo are always small, allowing for detailed and personalized instruction for each student. Although workouts are rigorous and we take our practice seriously, we also emphasize safety, fun, and learning.

Classes usually begin with stretching and light calisthenics; the rest of class usually involves some combination of practicing basic techniques, combinations, and kata (longer choreographed routines of martial techniques), depending on the levels & interests of those present.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm and are happy to host beginners or visitors at any class. (If a class falls on or adjacent to a national holiday, contact us to make sure we will be meeting.) Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. The Sawtooth Building has restrooms and faucets/sinks, but no water fountains, so you might want to bring a water bottle.

Our workout spaces are located in the Sawtooth Building at[masked]th St. in Berkeley, just south of Dwight Way. Parking is available on the street.

On Mondays, we meet in Spring/Fall Studio. To get to Spring/Fall Studio, go through the second double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Spring/Fall is on your left.

On Wednesdays, we meet in Wildcat Studio. To get to Wildcat Studio, go through the first double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Wildcat Studio is on your right.

Monday/Wednesday Night Class

8th St Studio

Berkeley Isshin-ryu welcomes adult students of all ages, body types, and levels of (in)experience. Classes at our dojo are always small, allowing for detailed and personalized instruction for each student. Although workouts are rigorous and we take our practice seriously, we also emphasize safety, fun, and learning.

Classes usually begin with stretching and light calisthenics; the rest of class usually involves some combination of practicing basic techniques, combinations, and kata (longer choreographed routines of martial techniques), depending on the levels & interests of those present.

We meet every Monday and Wednesday from 7:30-9:00 pm and are happy to host beginners or visitors at any class. (If a class falls on or adjacent to a national holiday, contact us to make sure we will be meeting.) Wear loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in. The Sawtooth Building has restrooms and faucets/sinks, but no water fountains, so you might want to bring a water bottle.

Our workout spaces are located in the Sawtooth Building at[masked]th St. in Berkeley, just south of Dwight Way. Parking is available on the street.

On Mondays, we meet in Spring/Fall Studio. To get to Spring/Fall Studio, go through the second double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Spring/Fall is on your left.

On Wednesdays, we meet in Wildcat Studio. To get to Wildcat Studio, go through the first double doors you encounter as you head south from Dwight Way. Head to the back of the entryway and Wildcat Studio is on your right.

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Monday/Wednesday Night Class

8th St Studio

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