Classes & Programs


Karate For everyone

At UBAKC, we believe developing our students mentally and physically with martial arts combat many issues we face in today’s society. Living in the tech capital of the world, we find a number of advantages and disadvantages with children being exposed to electronics at such a young age. 20 years ago, parents did not have to beg their child to play outside. Now, the common parent of Silicon Valley finds hardship in getting their kids to put down their iPad to go play with friends.

Karate may seem intimidating at first, but once you start, you fall in love with the community and families you meet. There are so many aspects of karate training in which individuals can enjoy, whether it’s the history and philosophy of the art or the physical and mental strength that it builds. We have also found that some would rather focus on the self-defense aspects and combative side of this martial art as well. Regardless of what your focus may be, karate can be for everyone! 

There are no “benchwarmers” in karate. Every student has a place in our program where they can develop at their own pace, with belt requirements that offer a clear path forward at each step of the training process. While fighting techniques and sparring are a part of martial arts, the emphasis is not on teaching children and adults how to fight, but rather teaching them how to respond appropriately when confronted with negative influences or danger situations.

UBAKC promises to provide a safe, family friendly environment along with fun and productive classes for everyone. Learning the ancient art of karate, self- defense and a new way of life.

kinder karate (4-6 yrs old)

Welcome to our Kinder Karate Program, specially crafted for children aged 4 to 6! We believe in nurturing both young bodies and minds through a fun and engaging martial arts journey. Our program focuses on building essential motor skills, coordination, and balance while instilling confidence and respect.

Under the guidance of our patient and skilled instructors, children develop discipline and self-control while enjoying imaginative activities that teach foundational karate techniques. Our safe and encouraging environment promotes teamwork and positive social interactions, enhancing their holistic growth.

We emphasize focused learning, ensuring each class is an exciting adventure that blends karate skill-building with creativity. From mastering basic stances to practicing beginner-level moves, your child will thrive in our dynamic and supportive atmosphere. Enroll your child today to provide them with the gift of early confidence, resilience, and a lifelong love for martial arts.

Youth Karate (7-12 yrs old)

Step into the world of our Youth Karate Program, meticulously designed for ages 7 to 12. This dynamic program goes beyond martial arts training, shaping young individuals into well-rounded, confident, and disciplined individuals.

Through a balanced blend of physical training and mental development, our Youth Karate Program fosters agility, strength, and coordination. Our experienced instructors guide students through progressive techniques, empowering them to master complex forms and maneuvers.

Beyond the physical, our program places great emphasis on character development. Students learn the values of respect, self-discipline, and perseverance, qualities that extend beyond the dojo into their daily lives. They gain the skills to navigate challenges, build strong relationships, and cultivate a sense of responsibility.

In a supportive and inclusive environment, participants thrive as they progress through belt levels, each one a testament to their dedication and growth. Whether your child aspires to achieve advanced black belt ranks or seeks personal development, our Youth Karate Program equips them with lifelong tools for success. Enroll today and watch your child excel in both martial arts and life.

teen & Adult Karate (13&up)

Welcome to our Teen/Adult Karate Program, tailored for ages 13 and up. This program is a transformative journey that transcends physical training, offering participants a path to self-discovery, empowerment, and mastery.

Geared toward both beginners and experienced practitioners, our program combines traditional martial arts techniques with modern training methods. Participants develop strength, flexibility, and precise technique under the guidance of our skilled instructors.

Beyond the physical aspects, our Teen/Adult Karate Program focuses on mental fortitude and personal growth. As teens and adults face life’s challenges, they acquire resilience, confidence, and stress management skills through disciplined practice. The principles of respect, self-control, and perseverance fostered in our program enrich not only their martial arts journey but also their daily lives.

Whether you’re seeking a way to stay active, boost self-confidence, or master self-defense techniques, our program caters to diverse goals. Join a supportive community where every achievement, from mastering advanced forms to reaching new belt levels, is celebrated. Embark on this transformative journey and embrace the holistic benefits of martial arts.

KFA (Karate For All)

Introducing our “Karate for All” Program, thoughtfully designed to create an inclusive and empowering martial arts experience for students with special needs. We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to discover the physical, mental, and emotional benefits of karate.

Our program is a safe and supportive space where individuals of all abilities can thrive. Highly trained instructors work closely with each student to tailor lessons that cater to their unique needs and abilities. Through adapted techniques and personalized guidance, participants build confidence, coordination, and self-esteem.

“Karate for All” is not just about physical training; it’s about fostering a sense of belonging and accomplishment. Participants develop essential life skills such as focus, communication, and self-discipline, which extend beyond the dojo into everyday situations. Our compassionate instructors create an environment that nurtures personal growth and celebrates every achievement.

Whether it’s enhancing motor skills, building self-confidence, or simply enjoying the joy of movement, our program caters to diverse goals. Join our “Karate for All” community, where differences are embraced and strengths are celebrated.


Our community-focused programs offer children a remarkable chance to engage in UBAKC programs right at their schools or local community centers. These programs go beyond imparting the strong fundamentals of traditional Japanese Goju Ryu Karate – they also nurture vital life skills across all age groups.

Our commitment to character development instills values of respect, courtesy, humility, and consideration for others. We focus on fostering a culture where children are encouraged to uphold these values in their daily lives – at home, school, and in their communities. Acts of kindness and positive actions are openly discussed and celebrated within the class environment.

Through these community-oriented initiatives, children not only learn the art of karate but also grow as individuals who contribute positively to the world around them. It’s an opportunity for them to embrace valuable life skills while nurturing a sense of responsibility and empathy.

Private lessons & Virtual classes

Amid the challenges posed by COVID-19, private instruction and virtual classes have emerged as highly sought-after alternatives, catering to families with high-risk individuals or those opting for distance learning. Our personalized lessons are meticulously tailored to cater to each student’s unique requirements.

Private instruction offers a range of advantages, including building confidence for eventual group settings, effectively preparing for tournaments or examinations, refining technique, and specialized self-defense training.

With a focus on individualized attention, our private lessons empower students to thrive at their own pace, mastering skills while adapting to their comfort level. Whether it’s honing self-assurance, achieving excellence in competitive events, refining martial arts technique, or acquiring practical self-defense skills, our private instruction and virtual classes ensure a comprehensive and personalized learning experience for all.

    Dojo Hours

    Mon: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

    Tue: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Wed: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

    Thu: 4:30pm - 8:30pm

    Fri: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

    Sat: CLOSED

    Sun: CLOSED


    (408) 912-5862

    5591 Snell Ave. San Jose, CA 95123