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2013 Best of the Best Martial Arts School in the East Bay

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  • We are a traditional martial arts school that teaches Goju Ryu Karate to Adults/Teens and kids 5+ (with parents in class).

  • We are a part of the All Japan Karatedo Federation Goju Kai, one of the largest Goju Ryu organizations in the world headquartered in Japan; the birthplace of karate.

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Our students:

Range from the ages of 6 to 50+

Reside in Pleasanton, Livermore, Danville, San Ramon, Alamo, Oakland, Pittsburg, Tracy – all over the East Bay!

Beginners (with no experience) to advanced


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Learn about the chief instructor: Sanjit MandalPleasanton Martial Arts | Livermore Martial Arts


What do we focus on?

1. Getting adults and teens, especially parents, in shape, and their children (6+)

Each child is encouraged to try a class first to determine how they will fit in. Children 9+ are able to join in with the adults classes at the instructors discretion; this is a case by case situation as each child is different.

  • With school, work, family, children, spouse it can be tough to make time to figure out how to maintain mental, physical, and spiritual health; and this is exactly what we focus on here using over 20 years of fitness experience and Goju Ryu Karatedo.

 2. Flexibility

  • Unlike any other martial arts school, we make the extra effort to stretch to increase flexibility because as we age we tend to lose this quickly. Integrating yoga poses and various stretching methods can help reduce injury in our daily lives (picking up our kids or spouse :) , a box, stroller, boxes in the garage, bags of groceries, sitting at a computer, even walking, etc.)

This is the second dojo that the head instructor Sanjit Mandal has started; his first was in Boston in 1997 and closed down in 2010 after 13 years.

Learn about the instructor: Sanjit Mandal.

Testimonials: what others are saying?

Class Format – ever class consists of:

  • warm ups (get the blood flowing, body moving to produce synovial fluid in the joints)
  • stretching (to limber up)
  • conditioning (muscle conditioning, strengthening, endurance)
  • basics/moving basics (kihon, kihon ido)
  • partner drills (kicking pads or targets, working in pairs or in small groups)
  • kata and/or kumite, and
  • cool downs/stretching (to increase flexibility)

Each class is completely different from the previous and has a different focus. Each week we alternate between emphasis on kata and kumite to ensure enough time is spent covering certain katas and drills.