Right now with the bad economy and massive overhead ($4/sq.ft.) in San Jose, I am/will teach out of my garage. The capacity will be for up to 10 students at a time.
Days and times will be announced according to the prospective students needs.
If/when the student pop gets bigger, I will consider moving the training to a community college facility. My colleague Paul and I have regular day jobs and are not in it for the money. We are only training people who are serious and are to be trained in a way which we feel is realistic for the current times of how fights take place in the street or in the ring.
I, Peter Mouttapa have trained formally in Renbukai Karate, under Lim Sison which
was an offshoot group of Ron Marchini. I received my Shodan under Lim Sison's karate
academy in 1989. I trained in World Oyama karate from 1990-1997 receiving my Shodan in 1995. From 1996-2005, I trained in Muay Thai kickboxing and American boxing.
From 1998-2005, I competed in Knockdown karate, Muay Thai and boxing and was able to win some trophies and placed in major events.
My colleague, Paul Silva Jr. has a Black belt in Old school Hawaiian Kenpo and Japanese Jiu-Jitsu. He has also trained and competed in boxing and knockdown karate
in a successful manner. He was also a World Champion in stickfighting from 2000-2001.
Our Kancho Paul Silva Sr. has trained in all of the above styles for over 50 years and is also a Grandmaster in Pentjak Silat. Our Grandmaster, Sigun Stephen LaBounty also
has over 50 years of experience in Shotokan, Kenpo and Judo. He also has extensive
experience in Okinawan Kobudo.
Our style is Jitsusenteki karate. Practical Combat Karate. Our sport training is focused on methods very similiar to the Daidojuku system. We also plan to compete in
knifefighting competitions. Our self-defense is geared towards the most common attacks on the street. Empty handed attacks vs. baseball bats/clubs, guns, knives etc. We also have special sparring drills dealing with gang attacks vs. one person. We are first and foremost a self-defense system. Sport training
for full contact competition is for fun on a periodic basis 2-3 times per year. We practice no more than 10 katas, but focus more on the bunkai although we believe good form is important.
If anyone is interested, or lives in the North or South Bay Area of California (San Francisco or San Jose), please write to me.
Sensei Peter Mouttapa