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Menlo Park Karate Instructors

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  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Brittney M.
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I was a little hesitant to train with Geoff at first since he owns a martial arts gym & I wasn't that interested in the sport. I saw an image in my head & wondered what training with him would be like. In my head I saw a scene from the karate kid & didn't think he'd give me the kind of workout I was looking for. I am SO glad I decided to ignore my initial hesitation & try things out. The workouts we do change every time & I'm constantly challenged & out of breath. He incorporates a boot camp style approach with weights, lunges, running & several surprises that will keep you guessing walking into each session. Geoff will push you but be right there with you, encouraging you the entire way. I came home from the first workout so sore & spent & was instantly addicted. My sister listened to me detail the session & signed herself up to train with Geoff the next day. My body is already transforming & my endurance is increasing. I won't be giving up my training time slot with Geoff anytime soon.

Okinawa Karate Academy
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    Robert A.
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    I've been training with Mehran since my early childhood, and would say this is one of the best things I could have done in life. With the discipline, conditioning, exercise, mental fortitude, and overall confidence to take on any obstacles that come my way. It's not just self-defense, its a tool that helps with the everyday challenges. Helping with coordination and mental strength. Mehran is one of the best instructors in the world. Training with him has taken me around the world and opened doors to many things life has to offer. Along with several Okinawan Karate Championships, I am still learning every-time I practice. If you want to train with one of the greatest, this is the place. - Robert Amacker

    • 7 years in business
    Linda H.
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    Sanjit Mandal is one of the premier Karate instructors in Northern California. He's professional, yet has a compassion for his students, and a passion for his art. He's great with children and makes Karate fun.


    World-Wide Jiu-jitsu & Karate-Do with over three decades of teaching experience focuses-on and develops Mindfulness, Self-Awareness, and Self-Discipline. As a result, the training and attitude of the individual becomes stronger in mind, body, and spirit. This martial system is built to cultivate inner strength through practical and effective self-defense techniques.


    I teach basic self-defense as well as basic fundamentals of karate and a bit of sparring techniques.


    • 4 years in business

    I studied karate for 10 years in the Wado Kai tradition with Sensei David White, Sensei Leonard Baltz and Sensei Abe Watanabe. I specialize in teaching beginners, youth, women and others looking to find peace, strength, focus and clarity through developing a karate practice!

    • 20 years in business

    Having lived in Japan for 8 years does not make me a better instructor, in and of itself. Nor does having been a tournament champion. 35+ years doing Karate and several years doing other martial arts helps my level of understanding. Having a deeper technical knowledge than almost anyone else outside of Japan helps as well. But what really sets me apart is the passion that I have, not only for Karate-do as a way of life, but for teaching it in a way that helps students progress as quickly as they are capable of.


    We are more family base school and we show that we care for our students and families


    We are affiliated with the Renshinkan Shorinji Ryu Karate Do organization (headquarters in Kagoshima, Japan). The chief instructor, Takamori Kaida, has over 25 years of experience in Japanese Karate in the bay area. Out lessons include traditional training as well as self-defense. Japanese karate is not for everyone, but it provides a healthy, structured method in training the mind and body. For any further questions and info, please reach out to us! Thank you for reading!


    Karate is for everyone! We are a family-oriented martial arts studio that has served the Oakley and Delta community for over 9 years. We offer classes for students as young as three years old, with group classes based on age and skill level. As we focus lessons on positive life skills as well as physical skills, our students are often recognized at school and home as leaders. Call for more information about how we might be able to serve you.


    I'm hoping to continue to learn and grow along with my students. I recognize that we're all students, some of us have just been training for a little longer. You can learn something from everyone, and I hope to learn from you while teaching you something new.

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