Sign Up For Summer Day Camp to Secure Your Spot

July 19, 2014

Karate Day Camp is almost upon us! Running from Monday, August 4 through Friday, August 8, this is a great opportunity for fun and dojo bonding. Sign up now to secure your spot.

  • Camp is available to everyone, even children not currently attending USA Karate Academy. This means the campers do NOT spend 7 hours training in kata and kumite. There’s a heavy element of fun.
  • A typical day includes games, crafts, and karate. We go outside, watch the occasional movie, and bond as a group. Lesson plans differ by day, so there’s always something new and exciting.
  • We have discounts. The second student you enroll is charged 50 percent less than the first. We’re also offering an Early Bird Discount, if you sign up before August 1, the first student’s fee is discounted $25. For a family of 2, these discounts add up to over $100!
  • If we don’t have enrollment of at least 10 students by August 1, camp will be cancelled.


July 19, 2014

Please give us your preferred number for texting as we transition to Going Green. The form is on a clipboard near the office desk.

Bring Promotion Books to every class. This is particularly crucial as we prepare for another round of belt testing. The next belt promotion tests will take place in mid-August!

Take advantage of our Summer Parent Promo! Parents train free with your student for two weeks and join before August 31 at 30 percent the standard rate of tuition.

Tournament Season is Here

July 19, 2014

Notify us one month in advance of tournaments you plan to attend. Upcoming: City of Destiny (9/13 in Tacoma), West Coast Open (9/27-28 in Tacoma), PN Classic (11/8 – our tournament)

Bring Your Buddy Saturdays all summer long

July 19, 2014

Earn $5 in Buddy Bucks by bringing a friend to a Saturday Family Class (11am). Family class is for all ages and belt ranks, so it’s the perfect place for a nervous first-time buddy.

Thank You, Senpais!

July 19, 2014

We’d like to thank all of our senior students for assisting in classes. Senpais are in integral part of the dojo and the learning process. The following students have dedicated hours to helping other students. If you see these great people, say “hi” and “thank you.”

Thomas M. — 8 hours over 10 months

Alicia L. — 24 hours over 10 months

Sara Mar — 28 hours over 2 months

Lyle H. — 29 hours over 10 months

Eric D.—30 hours over 10 months

Kyle D.—31 hours over 10 months

Tavin P.— 38 hours  over 10 months

Dane Pray — 98 hours over 10 months

Membership Renewal

July 19, 2014

It’s that time of year again! Please stop by the desk and fill out a membership renewal form and pay the $85 annual fee. Our fee has changed for the first time in 10+ years to cover promotion book printing costs. Membership in AAU is included for minors, but adults must register with AAU separately and online. See Anne or Shihan Joni with any membership questions.

USA Karate July/August, 2014 Newsletter

July 1, 2014

Leadership training, karate summer camp, women’s self defense seminar, rank promotions, Rebekah Demirel’s special classes, and a welcome to new students highlight this edition.

Download July/Aug newsletter.


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