Fitness and Self Defense Training Hall

Okinawa Karate Academy

3025 Research Drive, Richmond,

CA 94806



Dear dojo members and students,


We are planning to reopen the Okinawa Karate Academy by October, as long as California continues to slowly allow businesses to re-open. As a school of self-defense, it is imperative for us to follow the rules of social health and be responsible during the pandemic. When classes resume, please note that class size is limited and we will have certain requirements for group practice.


A face mask is now part of the uniform. Karate students and their guests will be required to wear a mask to enter the dojo. Everyone working out must also wear shoes that they use exclusively in the dojo, such as kung fu shoes. We will also require everyone training to bring a personal towel, and to bring their own water bottle. Water will be provided, but cups will not. At the end of each class we will clean our workout area to set a good example for the next group.


Please demonstrate control and discipline in your practice and your conduct. If you are feeling even slightly under the weather, please take a break from practice until you feel better.

For enrollment please contact me, email; or call 510-691-8266




Sensei Mehran Shahkar

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