Chief Instructor

Mari-jo Suzuki

Teaching - 4th degree black belt with Seito Shito Ryu. She has trained national and international level competitors, but is most proud of her students that have taken the philosophy and guiding principles of karate and applied them to their every day lives.


The Dojo

Northern California Karate-do was founded in 2008 as a public benefit, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation.

Our Mission is to promote, develop and advance athletic excellence and sportsmanship in sport karate; provide funding to members participating and/or competing in sport karate events; and to increase the awareness of concepts and philosophy of traditional Japanese karate to the general community.

The Dojo


NCK serves students from the entire East Bay, including, but not limited to, Danville, San Ramon, Moraga, Lafayette, La Morinda, Walnut Creek, as well as Alameda and Solano Counties.

Facility - We train inside Walnut Creek's Lynch Fitness Gym. We not only have standard martial arts mats to train on, but access to a variety of professional quality training equipment. Classes may utilize the equipment for strength and conditioning.


Senior Instructors

Our instructors are diverse and well experienced in Karate. They each bring a unique perspective to class.

Chris(In Picture) - Black belt

Marla - Black belt