Nov-Dec, 2015, Newsletter – Tournament Report and other information

November 21, 2015

Our newsletter with recent tournament results, and future tournament news. Download Nov-Dec Newsletter 2015

Two bulletins:

Safety Reminder

Please remember to come inside the dojo to pick up youth students after class. The safety of the children in our karate program are in the hands of respective parents and guardians. Please help your children remember that horseplay is not allowed in the dojo or the parking lot at any time.

Washington State Tax Law Changes

Beginning January 1, all martial arts schools will be required to charge sales tax on tuition. Martial arts training and activities will be considered retail sales according to House Bill 1550. As a small business, we unfortunately cannot absorb that cost, so your monthly tuition will show a 9.5% increase. Please consider signing the online petition through to see this law amended.

Tournament registration, Parents’ Night Out, Ninja Day

October 27, 2015

Tournament registration for the Nov 14 PNW Karate-Do Classic, is still open at Online registration deadline is 7:55pm, Nov. 10.

Ninja Day, this Saturday, October, 31  (during the All-levels class), will be filled with fun activities and treats at the end (no costumes – still a karate class!)

We’re hosting a Parents’ Night Out on November 7th from 6-10pm. Available for kids 5 years and older. Membership in USA Karate Academy not required (parent or guardian of non-members of USA Academy must sign a waiver).

Cost = $25 for the first child in a family, $10 for  each additional  child.
Limited  enrollment  of  30.
Receipts  provided.
If you have questions, please come in the dojo and ask.

21st Annual PNW Karate-Do Classic – 2015

October 13, 2015

Presented by USA Karate Academy

Saturday, November 14, 2015
Check-in: 8:00 am
Opening Ceremonies: 9:00 am

Lynnwood High School
18218 North Road
Bothell, WA 98012

Registration Fees:
One Event: $55, two events: $65, three events: $75
Synchronized Kata: $30.00 per team (or $10 per person)

Entry Deadline:

Register online at, with your credit/debit card; Online registration deadline is  7:55pm, Nov. 10.  Or register by mail, postmarked no later than Nov. 2, with check or money order, payable to the USA Karate Club. (A $25.00 fee will be charged for all returned checks.)

For Mail Registration, include FORMS and PAYMENT to

c/o USA Karate Club
20126 Ballinger Way NE, PMB #222
Shoreline, WA 98155

Fees are not refundable.

Spectator Fee: $5 for adults, children (10 & under) $3.

Rules: Modified AAU Karate rules will be in effect.

Dress Code: Athletes must wear a solid white gi. Sleeves and pants must be hemmed to appropriate length. (No rolled up sleeves or pant legs) One organization Karate patch may be worn on the left chest. Officials must wear grey slacks, a white shirt, a blue or red tie, black shoes, and a blue blazer. Coaches must wear coach’s attire, athletic shoes, and a team or coaches’ shirt or jacket.

Mandatory Equipment: Helmets with attached face shields for all athletes, 17 and under, mouth guards for all, groin cups for all male fighters, naugahyde knuckle pads for all, red, blue or white is acceptable. (No dipped foam or elastic cloth hand pads). Proper uniform and mandatory equipment required to participate.

Optional Equipment: Shin and instep guards for juniors, shin guards for adults, chest protectors for female & junior fighters, certified sport glasses with strap or soft contact lenses only, face shields attached to helmets for adults.

Disallowed items: Headbands, jewelry, colored t-shirts, metal hair clips. No long and/or dirty fingernails, or rolled up sleeves and/or pant legs.

For more information:
USA Karate

Download Flyer, and Forms.

Embassy Suites Seattle-North/Lynnwood.
Call (425) 775-2500 or (800) 628-0611
by Oct. 30 for special rates.

Take Note of These Important Updates

September 17, 2015

1) Tournament Training Class (8:30-10:30am) on Saturday, September 26 is CANCELLED. The tournament team is traveling to the Championship Karate Weekend in Burnaby, B.C.

2) The summer’s heat has broken! It’s time to wear full uniforms to class. In other words, gi jackets required.

3) It’s Membership Renewal time! Please make sure you fill out your membership renewal form and pay annual dues. Look for your form in the mail. Due by September 30th.

Mon., 10/5 and Thurs., 10/22 are SEAHAWK DAYS – wear a Seahawks t-shirt to class!
Sat., 10/31 is NINJA DAY – come to the All-Levels class for karate tricks and treats!

September/ October Newsletter

September 3, 2015

Download the September/ October Newsletter. Recapping our successful day camp; information on the upcoming Championship Karate Weekend, hosted by our friend, Sensei Frank Clayton; and information on our annual, Pacific Northwest Karate-Do Classic Tournament.


Earn Buddy Bucks; Prepare for Really Hot Days While Training

July 7, 2015

Bring a friend to class any day this summer, and earn five dollars in Buddy Bucks. Please note: visiting students need to complete a pre-enrollment form for insurance purposes. Pick up the forms at Anne’s desk.

When the temperature exceed 85 degrees, make sure you wear a regular t-shirt and athletic shoes (no flip-flops). On the days the heat is unbearable, we plan to practice outside, in the shaded back lot. We recommend bringing your own water bottle, and you’re welcome to fill it at our water cooler.

July/August Newsletter

June 30, 2015

Our original Summer Dojo Challenge is almost over (June 1 – June 30), but there’s still a chance to see your name on the dojo wall and win a free patch. Another calendar will be available, beginning July 8 and finishing August 8. Join the fun and finish the dojo challenge!

Karate Fun Days were, well, FUN. We awarded over 200 medals to students over the two-day event. Participants won 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place medals for kata, kihon, and kumite. Also awarded were medals for Best Kiai, Best Bow, and Best Effort. Teen/adult classes broke boards, and every student was a winner! 
Read more, by downloading the July/August newsletter.


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