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1.   Japanese Martial Arts Academy, LLC (Plymouth Industrial Park)

13101 Eckles Rd. Bldg 2, Suite 208
Plymouth, MI 48170

2.   The Wayne Westland Salvation Army Gym (Back Entrance)  

  Plymouth Westland Plymouth Plymouth Plymouth Westland
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Bunkai, literally meaning "analysis" or "disassembly", is a term used in Japanese martial arts referring to process of analysing kata and extracting self-defense and fighting techniques from the movements of a "form" (kata).

Kihon means Basics. Basics are the fundamentals of our art or style. In Karate, basics are our punches, our kicks, our blocks, our strikes and our stances. In order to build a strong foundation for our karate we must drill and practice the basics constantly. The honing of our basic technique is the very essence of our training and must be taken seriously in order to progress to a high level of skill. If we compare karate to learning a language, our kihon or karate basics are our vocabulary.

Kata means Form. Forms are sequences of movements that are put together in an overall pattern that we must memorize. Kata training includes the elements of direction, technique, speed, power and rhythm. On a deeper level the analysis of kata can lead to many useful discoveries for practical self-defense, since hidden within the different forms are many useful sequences of movements that can be directly applied to different scenarios. 

Kumite means Partner Work or Sparring. Basic partner work introduces pre-arranged training drills that help us get used to using different punches, kicks, blocks and strikes. Through these set training drills we are able to directly apply our defensive movements and counters against actual attacks, using the techniques learned from the kihon and kata.



(734) 365-6925


13101 Eckles Rd. 
Bldg 2, Suite 208
Plymouth, MI 48170


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 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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