Japanese Art & Cultural Center
A Learning Place for Traditional Martial Arts and Fine Arts

Many thanks to our friends and neighbors who generously assisted the people in the Tohoku region of Japan affected by the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami happened on May 11, 2011.

Japanese Art & Cultural Center (JACC) in San Jose, California, offers classes in traditional Japanese martial arts (karate, kendo, iaido, kyudo, and aikido), language, and fine arts.


We aim to promote calm, peaceful minds and ways of thinking, as well as to enhance individual integrity, compassionate character, profound awareness, and self-actualization promoting personal, physical and psychological growth and development of each individual, empowering them to live a happier and fuller life. We believe that such well-balanced, decent individuals capable of making correct judgments and compassionate decisions will contribute to advance our civil, prosperous, and peaceful society.




2010年に米国カリフォルニア州サンノゼ市に設立された日本芸術文化センター(Japanese Art & Cultural Center (JACC) )は、古代インドから古代中国を経て日本に伝承され、東アジア地域全体の文化的基盤である禅の思想に基づく日本の伝統的な武道・文化に関心を持つすべての地域住民のために、学び、教えるための場所を提供することを目的としています。


JACC martial arts class schedule image
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How to sign up for our Martial Art Classes

Our class fee options for martial art classes are:

- Unlimited Monthly Pass ($200)
- Once-a-Week Pass ($120)
- Single Class Drop-in ($40)
- 10-Class Pass ($350) NEW!
- Unlimited Family Monthly Pass ($300) NEW!

We use Wellnessliving web portal service. Open the following link to view scheduled classes: 

Choose 'Sign Up' to register. If you are a parent, register yourself and then add your child as a family member.

How to sign up for our Japanese Language Classes

We offer both group classes and private lessons (tutoring) in Japanese. Please send an email to japanese@jpnarts.org with your name and describe what you are looking for. One of our Japanese teachers will reply and make necessary arrangement for you.
Welcome to JACC !!
Please also visit our Facebook Group page .

JACC offers the following classes in Traditional Japanese Martial Arts, Language and Culture:
The Japanese Art & Cultural Center (JACC) in San Jose, California offers the following classes for anyone interested in learning:
JACC Entrance

Traditional Japanese Martial Arts:

Karate / Kendo / Aikido / Kyudo / Iaido

Language Classes:

Japanese / English (ESL)

Children's classes:

Karate / Kendo / Japanese / English (ESL)

View or print our Brochure / Class Schedule (via wellnessliving.com)

We Always Welcome New Members!
Volunters & instructors
Some of our volunteers & instructors
Many of our classes offer FREE TRIAL LESSONS. Please check our class schedule, then feel free to come in and watch or participate in the free trial.

Questions? Ask the instructor(s) directly. Or, email us at staff@jpnarts.org. Email is the best way to contact our volunteer staff members.

We are located at 4334 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129 U.S.A. (View MAP) in the Strawberry Park Shopping Center between Tomi Sushi and Teaspoons, next to the Mitsuwa Japanese Grocery Store at the corner of Moorpark Ave. and  Saratoga Ave. just off I-280.
JACC Iaido class photo
Iaido (Japanese swordsmanship) Class Participants
Zazen photo
Zazen (sitting meditation)
Karate class photo 1
Karate class photo
Children's karate class
Beginner children's karate class
Karate lesson photo
Kyudo photo
Kyudo (archery) demo by Scott Sensei
Kyudo class photo
Kyudo (archery) class
Kendo class photo
Kendo (fencing) class
Kendo class photo
Kendo practice
Kendo practice with bogu
Kendo practice with bogu (armor)
Cleaning up photo
Cleaning up the dojo after practice
Dojo photo
The dojo floor
Entrance photo
Entrance to the dojo
Summer Festival photo
At the Summer Festival
Balloon fishing
Fusen-tsuri (balloon fishing)
Shaved ice photo
Shaved ice at Summer Festival
Curry cook-off photo
Japanese Curry Cook-off
Japanese lesson
Children's Japanese lesson
Halloween party photo
Halloween party
Karate photo
Classroom photo
Summer Festival photo
Summer Festival
Summer Festival BBQ
BBQ during Summer Festival
Shoto photo
Shodo (brush calligraphy)
Halloween photo
Halloween costumes contest
Karate photo