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The Silvera Karate Jitsu (member of the International Budo Ryokukai of Japan) offers a modern approach to a classical Japanese Martial Arts education where we integrate our curriculum with modern science and various martial art principles.

Our Academy's exclusive training curriculum includes the best disciplines: Traditional Karate, Jiu-Jitsu & Practical Karate (Jitsu) 

  • Karate Jitsu:  We practice the original defensive applications that are covered by our main styles of Karate Shotokan and Ryokukai. These bring elements of ground fighting, joint locking, and throwing as well as the punching and kicking methods. This program also includes advanced specialty classes focusing on reality based weapon defenses (stick, gun, and knife).
  • In Sport Karate: students will learn the dynamic, active competition training techniques and rules of the WKF Olympic Karate (www.wkf.net). Fitness with strategic technical and tactical skills have propelled this program based on the latest research and up-to-date WKF training techniques. 
  • Jiu-Jitsu or Ju-Jutsu is a self-defence martial art and combat sport based on grappling, ground fighting and submission holds. It focuses on the skill of taking an opponent to the ground, controlling one's opponent, gaining a dominant position and using a number of techniques to force them into submission via joint locks or chokeholds.

People who want to start learning the amazing world of Japanese Karate are suggested to give us a call at (734) 447-3000 were they can talk to the instructors and also participate in a trial class.



Karate is the perfect practice for getting the most out of life physically, mentally, and spiritually. The various self-defense techniques that you'll learn will help you develop physical strength and keep you body fit and flexible. 


Bunkai Seminar

oscar silvera karate bunkai

In our Karate Jutsu seminar,  we will practice the original defensive applications that are covered by our style of Shotokan Karate. These bring elements of ground fighting, joint locking, and throwing as well as the punching and kicking methods. This program also includes advanced specialty classes focusing on reality-based weapon defenses (stick, gun, and knife), and mixed martial arts.

About our Bunkai Seminars:

  • Are open to any school or martial artist regardless of style, system, or affiliation.
  • You would have the opportunity to train and learn effective street self-defense drills of the many different levels of Traditional Karate techniques, covering from a simple restraint to brutal applications. 
  • Our aim is to promote Shotokan Karate as the holistic combative system it pretended to be! 

  • The classes are done in a safe, supportive and fun environment. 
  • When is the next seminar? Check for our next event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2092462794340390/
  • Have a Question? Call Us or Text Us at (734) 365-6925



oscar bunkaiWhat is Bunkai?

Bunkai, literally meaning "analysis" or "disassembly", is a term used in the Japanese Martial Arts referring to process of analyzing kata and extracting fighting techniques from the movements of a "form" (kata). 

What is a Kata?

Kata are small, structured practice routines or protocols. Through physical practice, their pattern becomes second nature, done with little conscious attention. Kata are typically for learning. Kata is considered to be the soul of Karate.

 Why Bunkai?

Unfortunately; it is widely interpreted that the basic techniques in a kata as only simple blocks or simple strikes.

Did you know?

Many techniques in a Kata contain all the hallmark of signature basic to brutal techniques, including atemi-waza (striking), nage-waza (throwing or takedowns), kansetsu-waza (joint-locks & manipulation), shime-waza (choking), ne-waza (ground fighting & submission) and usage of human pressure points.


How important is parental support in martial arts? – Thank You Mom!

“A family’s support is fundamental for kid’s success. One of the best things you can do for your child is to offer them a healthy and safe environment where they can develop a strong character through hard work, and showing them that they can count on you to guide them to face any challenges they may have.”

Human beings are social individuals by nature who live in society, and we all like to know that we have someone to trust and count on for support.

In our childhood no one knows us better than our parents and family; they are the one who we trust the most. When a child knows that they can rely on their parents for guidance and support it provides the child with more freedom to be brave and take on challenges that will promote improvements in all areas.

Every child has a different goal that they are trying to reach through martial arts. Some of them are looking for more discipline, where as some others are simply looking to exercise. Whatever their goals are, for example, listening skills, coordination, staying focused, working in a group, self-confidence, self-defense, or how to deal with a bully; it becomes much easier to accomplish these things in a supportive environment.

That is why when parents and coaches team up it becomes extremely important for the child’s development and achievement of the main specific goal for that child in martial arts. The exchange of information will allow parents and coaches to have a better understanding of the methods used to accomplish the desired goal and to evaluate results and correct mistakes. Professors and Coaches work with the kids on the mats using special training methods to strengthen their bodies, mind, and spirit. Parents work with the kids at home encouraging good behavior and success.

We would like to say thank you to all the parents who support our Future Champions on a daily basis because the parent’s participation is so important. Especially to the moms who work hard to bring their kids to class every day. They always have something nice and supportive to say.

In this past Olympics in London, Proctor & Gamble did an outstanding campaign thanking all moms who support their kids in sports. We highly recommend watching these amazing videos that show great examples of hard work, perseverance, fighting against all odds, and never giving up mentality. Like Natalie Hawkins, mom of Gabrielle Douglas, who had to “learn how to let go”, or Lori Jones, mom of Lolo Jones, who passed on to her daughter the “keep fighting attitude”.



We are having a GREAT experience at the Plymouth Silvera Karate Jutsu Dojo! Sensi Oscar was gracious enough to offer my 13 year old daughter a private free class. She instantly fell in love with the program and was eager to come back. I signed my 11 year old son up as well, they are approaching their yellow belt and have learned so much . They are learning Karate and self defense, they use props for weapons and equipment to spare in safety. They are being taught street smarts as well as your traditional training. How to handle being attacked suddenly, so far we have noticed our kids self esteem and confidence rise. We can’t thank Sensi Oscar enough and are so happy to have found this place! It’s definitely worth a try.. (adults train their as well!) Rachel, Plymouth MI 

A great place for my 6 year old to not only learn the fundamentals for Martial arts but also build some good foundations for other sports: flexibility, agility, strength, and most important, discipline. Sensei Oscar knows how to inspire his students and have them actively involved. Yuan, Plymouth MI 

We LOVE this Silvera Karate Academy! Our son started when he was just 4 years old and is doing AWESOME! Oscar Sensei teaches more than just Martial Arts he also teaches respect, discipline, strength and courage which are key components to a child’s development. We have seen great change in his behavior! The best part about this Academy is all the one on one time the sensei spends with each individual child to meet everyone’s individual needs! I highly suggest this Academy. Your child and/or yourself will get a great quality learning experience. Ashley G,  Westland MI

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, Livonia MI 

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, MI 

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 MI

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

My daughter and I train together here at Silvera 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 MI

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 MI

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, Livonia MI ‎

Dojo Instructors


oscar pachacamacOscar Silvera

Shotokan Black Belt – 5th Dan

Silvera Sensei is the Chief Instructor. Also, chief Instructor in Karate of the International Budo Ryokukai in Michigan. He has trained in variety of Martial Arts; such as Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, Ju Jutsu, Krav Maga, Tai chi, Kickboxing, Kung fu and Kudo. His martial arts training started back in 1984 and opened his first dojo in 1988, in Lima-Peru. Currently holds 5th Dan in Karate, Black Belt Dan in Iaido, and in Tae Kwon Do. Silvera Sensei offers insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. 

Silvera Sensei's International Awards: 

  • Japan Karate Shoto Federation Pan American 2010 Kata Champion
  • Japan Karate Shoto Federation Pan American 2010 Kumite Champion (Silver Medal).






Plymouth Industrial Park

13101 Eckles Rd. Suite 209
Plymouth, MI 48170

(734) 447-3000
(734) 365-6925 Call/Text

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