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!

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 http://www.karatetmaster.com

Questions? call 206-440-5533 or visit http://www.usakaratedojo.com

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 karatemaster.com, 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.


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