Our exclusive training curriculum includes the best disciplines: olympic sport (kids & adults) &  self-defense (jutsu) (adults) 

In Olympic Karate: students will learn the dynamic, active WKF competition training techniques and rules of WKF Olympic Karate https://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. 

Our Dojo is under the guidance and tutelage of Katzumi Niikura, Sensei; 8th Dan in Karate, founder of the the International Budo Ryokukai (Japan). We are also affiliated with the USA National Karate-do Federation, which is the national governing body of Karate for the United States Olympic Committee and as such is the official Member National Association of the World Karate Federation in the USA. This means not only are the clubs teaching Olympic style Karate-do with coaches educated and background checked for safety by the official governing body, it also means if your child turns out to be good enough it could be the first step towards a medal podium one day! 

In Self-defense Jutsu Karate: students will learn 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.

What We offer:

  • Flexible schedule with classes offered in the mornings and evenings.
  • Participation in seminars and special workouts through our martial arts organizations.
  • Black Belt Dan certificates are giving directly from Japan!
  • Small class size

You may have said to yourself, "I wish I'd started studying Karate years ago." There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let us help you get started!


oscar pachacamacOscar Silvera

Shotokan Black Belt – 5th Dan

Silvera Sensei is the Chief Instructor. Also, chief Instructor of the International Budo Ryokukai in Michigan. Sensei Silvera has trained in variety of Martial Arts; such as Iaido, Aikido, Taekwondo, Judo, 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. Sensei Silvera offers insights into the relationships between various martial arts and the effective training methods found in those arts. 

Sensei's Silvera international Awards: 

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

Matthew Broadhead

Black Belt – 3rd Dan

Mat Sensei is an athlete who has represented the UK under prestigious world events and holds titles such as:

  • UWK/WUKF World Kumite champion 2015, 2017 and 2018
  • UWK England team Kumite World champions 2015
  • Triple European Kumite champion 2017 (Open Weight, Heavyweight, Team)
  • Victoria Karate League Australia, Gold medal Kumite 2016
  • Champions cup winner and best of the best 2016 Kumite
  • Champions cup winner 2017
  • AAU National heavyweight champion 2018 Miami
  • British national champion 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Sam Hargis

Shotokan Black Belt – 1st Dan

Hargis Senpai at an early age, I had a fascination with the martial arts and science.  At my college, Northeastern University, I got the opportunity to study and trained in Kung Fu.  Later on in life, I trained in Okinawan style martial arts which included Shorin Ryu, Goju Ryu, and Isshin Ryu. This was under the tutorage of Dr. Aiello, Hanshi of the Shito Kan organization.  At present, I am a Shodan in Shotokan Karate under the guidance of Sensei Oscar Silvera.  Also to note, I am a judge and member of the USA Karate Association.  

“Karate is not just about the physical, it is about forging the mind, spirit and body.”  It is design to make you into a better person, a better student, a better and stronger individual.  “Zensho - Live life without regret”



Japanese Martial Arts Academy, LLC

DBA Silverado Karate Dojo
13101 Eckles Rd. Suite 209
Plymouth, MI 48170

(734) 447-3000

(734) 365-6925 Call/Text 



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