March, 2015 Newsletter

March 2, 2015


We are hosting the 2015 PN AAU Karate District Championships. This is the month our dojo was born! 21 years ago and counting. Hope to see everyone! Stop by, say hello, come one by and help out at the tournament.

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Read about the upcoming tournament, summer day camp, and other dojo news in the March, 2015 newsletter. Download

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March, 2015 Newsletter

March 2, 2015

Read about the upcoming tournament, summer day camp, and other dojo news in the March, 2015 newsletter. Download

We are closed, Monday, Feb 16, for Presidents Day

February 11, 2015

We will be closed this coming Monday, February 16 for Presidents’ Day and will reopen for normal hours on Tuesday.

USA Karate Academy Presents 2015 PN AAU Karate District Championships

February 11, 2015

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Check-in: 8:00 am • Events begin: 9:00 am

Where: Lynnwood High School
18218 North Road
Bothell, WA 98012

Cost: $55 for one event, $65 for two events, and $75 for three events; $30 for each synchronized kata team. (Add $25 for registration, after March 23.)

Pre-registration Deadline: March 23, 2015; (free T-shirt to all athletes registered on or before 3/23).

Please Pre-register Online :, (2015 PN AAU Karate District Championships & National Qualifier) if you can.

If you can’t pre-register online, pre-register by mail:

Make checks payable to USA Karate Club  (Check or Money Order, only; Credit Cards or Cash are not accepted. No refunds.)

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


All Ages and All Skill Levels
(Age, on July 1, 2015, determines division)

AAU Membership required: AAU Youth membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connect. Be Prepared: Adult and Non Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at event. Please allow 10 days (14 days is better) for membership to be processed.Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site to obtain their membership.

Further Information: 206.440.5533

Spectator Fee: $5 for 13 and Up
$3 for 12 and under and seniors 62 Yrs. and Up

Lodging: Embassy Suites Seattle-North/Lynnwood.
The Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, WA., has offered participants a special rate when you book your rooms by 5 pm., February 27, 2015. King rooms are $129.00 per night, doubles are $139.00 per night. Taxes are not included. Make reservations by calling 425-775-2500 or 1-800-EMBASSY (362-2779), and mention “USA Karate Academy.”

Download forms and flyer.

Rules: Modified AAU Karate rules will be in effect.
Visit for a complete listing of tournament rules and regulations.


January/February USA Karate Newsletter

January 17, 2015

Read the highlights of USA Karate Dojo from Shihan Joni Sharrah:

  • Sensei Alan Sharrah, co-owner of USA Karate, and tournament coach, has returned from St. Louis, MO.
  • Grand Master Danny Lane’s seminar is taking place this weekend.
  • Upcoming tournaments in February (in Walla Wala), and our own in March.
  • And more.

Download our January/February Newsletter.

Two-Day Self-Defense Seminar by Grand Master Danny Lane

December 23, 2014

More than 7 hours of instruction! Fri., January 16 & Sat., January 17, 2015

Master Danny Lane is an internationally acclaimed martial arts master, and has traveled the world over for four decades teaching the fighting and self-defense secrets of the Chuck Norris UFAF System.

YOUTH SESSION 12 & under (recommended for youth students, 12 & under, with 2 years or less of training)
Friday, January 16 2015, 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Friday, January 16, 2015 • 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 17, 2015 • 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, January 17, 2015 • 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

USA Karate Academy
1535 NE 177th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Cost for Youth Class:
Friday: 4:45pm – 5:45pm
USA Karate Academy, BBC Members* – $25
General Participants** – $30

Cost for Advanced Sessions (13 & over, plus 2 years or more training):

Each session – $50
All Sessions – $110


Available discounts for non-youth sessions (can apply up to two per person):
Black Belt Club: 10% off
Family Rate: 20% off
Early Bird Registration (before Jan. 8): 25% off

Download Danny Lane Seminar Flyer.

Download Registration and Waiver Form.

More Information: Shihan Joni Sharrah 206-440-5533

More Information on Danny Lane

* * USA Karate BBC members are registered in the Black Belt Club.

**General Participants are those who are in attendance that are not currently in the USA Karate Academy Black Belt Club.

Dojo Holiday Information — Gift Ideas

December 18, 2014

Ho! Ho! Ho!


The dojo will be CLOSED Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. We are OPEN this Saturday (12/20), next Monday (12/22), and the following Saturday (12/27). We hope you enjoy this small break and spend time relaxing with family and friends.

Dojo gifts

Our holiday sale (15% off retail for black belt club members and 8% off for regular members) is ending soon. It is too late to order items in time for Christmas delivery, but it’s never too late to order equipment and uniforms. If you’d like a nicer gi, weapons, or gear, order by 12/23 to get the sale price.

We have a small selection of used bo staff and kai bo for sale at the bargain price of $5 each! These are limited in quantity and length/diameter, so please come by the office and check out our stock.

Winter Break Fun in the Dojo

Monday and Tuesday of the next week (12/22-23) — Wear your favorite holiday tee with your gi pants. The following Monday and Tuesday (12/29-30) – Wear your pajamas to class.

We’re still training, so make sure you can participate in normal dojo activities in your jammies (i.e. no fancy nightgowns or pants that won’t stay up).

Happy Holidays from USA Karate Academy! We look forward to a wonderful new year with our dojo family!


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