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.

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

Download our September Newsletter.

Membership Renewal and Dojo Portraits

August 17, 2014

Membership Renewal packets have been mailed. If you do NOT receive one by August 20, please come by the front desk for printouts. Membership renewals are due by September 1, and only students who’ve joined in the month of August are exempt from filling out new paperwork. Thanks for your continued support and attendance.

Professional karate portraits will be available this year. Duke is coming to take pictures of all our students on October 6 and 7 of this year. Packages will be going out soon. We encourage everyone to participate, regardless of intent to purchase a package. We want the every member included in our photos.

Reminder: Come inside the dojo to pick-up your children

July 31, 2014

To all parents: (please spread the word to those not currently on Facebook) COME INSIDE to pick up your children after class. This is a safety issue – protect your kids and don’t ask them to leave the building alone.

This has been a long-standing policy, but compliance has dropped, significantly. A staff member is not available to walk students to cars, and we can’t be responsible for children once they leave the building.


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