Scenes From Our Tournament

November 18, 2014

This tournament saw a series of special and unique compliments for our dojo. Everyone associated with our venue made a point of showing their appreciation for our group. USA Karate Academy runs a tournament filled with respectful people, professionalism, kindness, and good attitudes. We were thanked for using their facility, which is atypical for most sporting events. Even the concessions personnel and the retail salesman referenced all the good vibes and kind people who participated in Saturday’s event. Read the rest on the November newsletter.

Dojo closed for Veterans Day

November 6, 2014

The dojo will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11.

Purchase your Team Sweats before our fall Tournament

October 9, 2014

You’ve seen them around the dojo…

Available for pre-paid order, $100 plus tax, buys you

• the pants & jacket
• three regular patches
• personalized name patch
• patch placement/sewing

Place your order no later than Tuesday, October 14, to ensure that you have your team gear before the November 1 tournament.

Tournament registration is NOW OPEN on

Questions? call 206-440-5533 or visit

Anne Baker

Office Manager – USA Karate Academy
1535 NE 177th St., Shoreline WA 98155
(206) 440-5533

20th Annual PNW Karate-Do Classic – 2014

October 5, 2014

Presented by USA Karate Academy

Saturday, November 1, 2014
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)

Register online at, with your credit/debit card, or by mail, 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

Entry Deadline:
Register by mail, postmarked by October 23, 2014. (Add $25, if postmarked after Oct 23.)
Register online by 7:55pm, October 31, 2014

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

Flyer, Registration, Athlete Waiver for mail registration.

Embassy Suites Seattle-North/Lynnwood.
Call (425) 775-2500 or (800) 628-0611
by Oct. 17 for special rates.

Check back at USA Karate for online registration link for the host hotel; and for maps and directions for hotel to dojo, hotel to venue, and dojo to venue.

Dojo picture-taking session has moved to October 20 and 21

October 5, 2014

Dojo Pictures by “The Duke” Tirschel have been moved to October 20 & 21 due to extenuating circumstances for the photographer. The days and times have not changed, only the week. Please come by the office with any questions.

Train in your Seahawks gear, Thursday Night

September 3, 2014

In honor and celebration of the Seahawks’ first game of the season, we invite everyone coming to the dojo tomorrow to wear their Seahawks gear. Show your blue and green pride while you train. (Wear your red and gold gear under your gi.) You know who you are.

September Newsletter

September 3, 2014

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