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.

Happy Summer, Closed on July 4th

June 13, 2015

With school years wrapping up, students and parents get overwhelmed with events. We have a few dojo announcements, or rather reminders, for everyone that may have lost the information in the shuffle.

1) Our new Saturday morning class schedule is in effect! Tournament Training (Black Belt Club or by invitation) is 8:30-10:30 and All-Levels Class (appropriate for make-ups) is 10:30-11:30.

2) Belt testing is next Wednesday. Testing is by invitation only, but we encourage everyone to come and support their fellow karate-ka. Youth testing is 5:30-6:30 and Teen/Adult testing is 7:00-8:30. There is no formal warm-up, so please arrive 15 minutes early for independent warm-up. If you’re not testing and regularly attend Wednesday classes, you can make up the following Thursday evening or attend the Saturday All-Levels class.

3) Early Bird Registration for Summer Day Camp is closing next Monday, June 15th. Sign up now to get the Early Bird Discount!

4) Don’t forget to participate in our Summer Dojo Challenge. The challenge consists of 30 days of karate fitness and can be completed in any order. A parent, senpai, or sensei needs to initial each challenge completed. When you succeed, you’ll earn a USA Karate Academy patch and a certificate to be posted in the dojo. All belt levels are encouraged to participate.

5) The dojo is closed Saturday, July 4th for Independence Day. Have a safe and happy holiday!

As always, feel free to come into the dojo or call us with any questions. Enjoy the beautiful weather!

Holiday Schedule, Saturday Morning Family Class cancelled

May 16, 2015

We will be CLOSED all of Memorial Day weekend. We’re taking this opportunity to give the staff a small vacation by closing the Saturday before our regular observance of the federal holiday. No classes from Saturday, May 23 through Monday, May 25. Regular schedule resumes Tuesday, May 26.

Due to chronic low attendance, Family Class (Saturdays at 11am) is cancelled, until further notice. We can’t maintain this offering with consistent attendance of fewer than five students. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage students seeking additional practice time to take advantage of Thursday’s Open Gym at 6pm. We will be restructuring the other Saturday morning classes in the near future, but this is the only current change.

May/June 2015 Newsletter

May 7, 2015

Spring Tournament Report, Buddy Week, upcoming events, and other news in the latest newsletter. Download the May/June Newsletter


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