SAN JOSE, CA
Shihan Dave Sargent, Kyoshi, 8th Dan
Phone:  (408) 579-7696
Cell:  (408) 605-5893
email: sargentd@pacbell.net
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.

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
Center.
Class hours and days are:
Tuesday, Thursday          6:15 to 8:00 PM
Saturday                      10:00AM  to  Noon
Call for additional details.
Openings are available for teen and adult students.  Class size is limited to 15 students.
Back row: Okinawan visitors with Ahti and Dave
Front: San Jose students attending the special class
Dojo Map
Dojo Address: 1088 Blossom Hill Road at Almaden Expressway , San Jose, CA  95123
Carl Chrappa, 1978
A photograph of my Sensei,
Carl Chrappa.
(  click for a large photo )
SAN JOSE DOJO PHOTOS
UECHI-RYU / SHOEI-RYU STUDY GUIDE
Youth Center web site
VISIT OUR DOJO HERE
Email Dave Sargent for issues and content of the Uechi-Ryu-West web site.
For local area children and pre-teen classes we recommend AAK Way of Karate (408) 578-5250
For an aerial view of the Dojo
Click on picture for a larger one.
    OKIKUKAI WEST,   Nov. 2012 Group Workout and test
Ladies in attendance
San Jose Group 2013
May 2013 group workout
 Jun-Shihan  Ted Earle , Godan, 5th Dan

Ted Earle started training in Uechi Ryu in the
1980's and received his Shodan in 1985. He
has been a member of the San Jose Dojo since
then. He is a serious practitioner, and an
excellent instructor.
Feb. 2016 class led by Christine Luu, Nidan
May 2016 Group at Morrow Bay
Morrow Bay 2017 Successful Test Candidates
Demo, Ted Earle vs Damon Brown ,
2017 Morrow Bay
Ted Earle Shimi Test,
2017 Morrow Bay