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I have trained in Shotokan Karate for several years and a few other martial arts. I have had some very good Senseis and some not so good. In all my years I have never been taught to such a degree of understanding as I am now receiving from Sensei Oscar Silvera. His knowledge and understanding of the martial arts are way beyond anything that I have ever been taught and have ever seen. I wish I had been been schooled by him in my younger days but as a wise man said, It is never too late.

John T. 

Livonia, MI

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Dear Sensei Oscar,
My husband and I with my son has visited and observed some Karate classes (including Tae Kwon Do) around my place, closer than yours, and we found out that no instructor was as good as you, Oscar Sensei.

We investigated a lot about if there are convenient location, reasonable tuition and good quality of practice (that is the most important), and we spend many hours before deciding what we should do here...

My husband and I have no choice other than you as his Sensei to practice with considering with Karate technique even if the location is too faraway from us!
And I would like to make sure that my son can be strong enough to wear a black belt during our 3 more years staying in U.S.!
We are looking forward to see you soon.

Mrs. Suzuki
Novi, Michigan

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Sensei Oscar and all of the instructors offer a wealth of expertise with everyone bringing something unique to the mix. This is a very friendly club and it is a pleasure to train there especially with so many times available for training.‎

Richard
Livonia, Michigan
 

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Nice, clean facility. Oscar is a great teacher and very friendly with everyone!
My 5 year old daughter absolutely loves learning Karate! 

  

Diana
Dearborn, MIchigan

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My daughter and I train together here at Silverado Nippon Karate and really appreciate the personal attention given to each student. Sensei Oscar takes everyones development very seriously and personally. Training is always challenging and enjoyable. We will continue to train here for a long time!!!

Paul

Livonia, Michigan

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Sensei Oscar and his staff are very thorough and provide a wide range of both technical and practical training. I am very impressed with the individual attention Sensei provides to all of his students. His goal is obviously to bring the student to the height of their own ability and does not try to fit everyone in the same mold.

Rick

Livonia, Michigan

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Sensei Oscar and all the black-belt instructors that assist him are great teachers. You will get in shape, learn self-defense and also receive insights into the deeper meaning of traditional martial arts. It is also possible to train 6 days per week. The kicking class on Saturday morning is phenomenal, and so are the other days when different aspects of Shotokan Karate-do are emphasized. The place is great for kids as well as adults trying to get back into shape. Love this dojo. Dan O, Livonia.

  

ABOUT THE CHIEF INSTRUCTOR

Sensei Silvera is the Dojo's Hombu Cho (Headquarter's Director), Chief Instructor and USA Technical Director of the International Seitokan Karate-do Association. 

He started training in variety of Martial Arts; such as Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Krav Maga, Tai chi, Kickboxing, Kung fu and others. His martial arts training started in Lima-Peru, back in 1984. Currently holds 5th Dan in Shotokan Karate, Black Belt Dan in Iaido, and in Tae Kwon Do. Sensei Silvera offers insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. He is also a member in good-standing of the USA Karate-do Federation, the Shinshin Ryu Iajutsu and the International Budo Ryokukai. 

He has been fortunate enough to train many years in Karate with Sensei Victor Torres (Lima-Peru), Sensei Hector E. Lizano Palomino (6th DAN - WKF) Peruvian-Junior Kata Coach, Mirian Lizano (International Seitokan), Sensei Kiei Gibo (World Champion Master - WUKO 2007), Sensei Yasu Tanaka and Sensei Katsumi Niikura (8th DAN - Founder of the International Budo Ryokukai)

​Sensei Silvera has attended seminars held by world renown Martial Arts Instructors like: Sensei Masao Kagawa (8th Dan, World Chief Instructor Japan Karate Shotorenmei), Sensei Azuma Takashi (Daido Juku, Founder), Sensei Akio Tamashiro, Sensei Bill "Superfoot" Wallace, Sensei Falah Kanani (6th Dan JKA San Diego), Vince Morris 8th Dan Kissaki-Kai, Sensei Scott Langley 6th Dan, Sensei Takeshi Kitagawa Sensei 6th Dan JKS, Sensei Ali Hamie - 8th Degree Black Belt WKF/JKAand other good instructors.  

One of his latest awards: Japan Karate Shoto Federation Pan American 2010 Kata Champion (Gold Medal) and Kumite Champion (Silver Medal). 

TESTIMONIALS

Sensei Oscar Silvera is a great instructor. He has the gift for teaching and unique approach to all his students. If you are looking for a Karate school, look no more, this is the place to be..

     

I have trained in Shotokan Karate for several years and a few other martial arts. I have had some very good Senseis and some not so good. In all my years I have never been taught to such a degree of understanding as I am now receiving from Sensei Oscar Silvera..

My daughter and I train together here at Silverado Nippon Karate and really appreciate the personal attention given to each student. Sensei Oscar takes everyones development very seriously and personally...     Sensei Oscar and his staff are very thorough and provide a wide range of both technical and practical training. I am very impressed with the individual attention Sensei provides to all of his students...

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