June 13, 2013
USA Karate Summer Day Camp Academy is a unique and personable day camp experience. Your child’s karate and life skills will be enhanced in this one-week intensive day camp. Campers can expect the following:
- new katas and bully-busting skills
- stranger-danger awareness, advanced techniques
- field trip with Shihan and Sempai
- games, crafts, and activities
- snacks and a karate movie.
Participants not required to be USA Karate members.
Friends and family members are invited.
July 15 – July 19, Monday through Friday, 8:30-3:30
Before care is available from 7:30 am to 8:30 am.
After care is available from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
$250.00 for camp week (Includes the field trip)
Add $25.00 for Before Care 7:30 am – 8:30 am
Add $45.00 for After Care 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
OR, add $60.00 for BOTH Before and After Care
Add $14 for AAU (Amateur Athletic Union membership fee) if not a current student of USA Karate Academy
Fees include a camp T-shirt and daily snacks (but bring a lunch).
Deposit due by June 21st $50.
Full Amount due by July 10th.
Attention: Campers must bring a sack lunch. Campers should wear their gi for the morning sessions, and bring play clothes for times when we do arts and crafts.
1535 NE 177th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155
Download flyer and application form
May 13, 2013
Download May, 2013 USA Karate Academy Newsletter
- July 15 – July 19 - Summer Day Camp
- August 4th – A farewell gathering for Senpai Sara Mar. Sara will be studying this fall at the University of Washington in Seattle. Her family will be hosting a farewell fun day picnic nearby. More details to come.
- October 4 and 5th – Danny Lane Super Seminar
- November 9th- PN Karate-do Classic Tournament
Download Newsletter for details.
April 19, 2013
From Shihan Joni Sharrah:
We had a wonderful time at the tournament. Thank you so much for all your help. I think the time and score keepers did a fantastic job. We also had a smooth running event and finished all events at 3:00 pm.
In addition, having Sensei Linda Donner, member of the AAU Karate National Referee Council update the referee corps the night before as well as oversee the officials the day of the tournament created a consistent level of play in all the rings.
All athletes that participated have qualified to participate in the AAU Karate National Championships to be conducted in Cincinatti, Ohio June 26-June 29th. Details can be obtained by visiting www.aaukarate.org.
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Young award winner with Shihan
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April 15, 2013
From You play like you practice:
The instructor repeatedly said, “When your turn is over, do not hand the gun to your partner. Instead, they’ll turn their back, and you’ll just drop it on the ground so they can pick it up and start the exercise over.”
That sounded weird. You’re right next to the person, why would you drop the gun so they had to pick it up?
Without having to ask why, the instructor explained himself: “If you practice handing the gun over to your partner now, you might end up handing the gun over to an actual assailant later. Don’t laugh, I’ve seen it happen.” Then he showed us surveillance camera footage of someone doing it in robbery.
Skip steps now, you’ll skip them later. Cut corners now, you’ll cut them later. You get used to what you do most of the time.
Read the whole thing; it’s short.
March 27, 2013
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Don’t forget the tournament on Saturday, April 6.
March 23, 2013
Up until two weeks ago, I had not competed in four years. Now, three of those years I was at college, and had less time to train than I had hoped, which is a standard reason for taking a break from training and competition. However, I have been officially back at the dojo since last September, and for the past six months I have been convinced that I was not going to start competing again, at least not anytime soon.
Two weeks before the Yakima tournament, something hit me. I missed competing. My fear of disappointing myself had previously been stronger than my urge to compete again, but suddenly, that had changed. So I committed to the Yakima tournament before I had a chance to change my mind, and I am so glad that I did.
I did disappoint myself. I didn’t do as well as I had hoped, and my flaws were clearly illustrated to me. However, instead of coming back to the dojo frustrated and discouraged, I came back with renewed fire. As Shihan Joni always says, “you learn more when you lose,” and I definitely learned a lot. I learned exactly what my weaknesses are, and what I need to work on.
There are some things that you can get only from a tournament. Sometimes only a tournament can make things click for you, make you understand, from direct experience, exactly what Shihan, the Senseis, and Senpais have been telling you repeatedly in class. Shihan tells us that you won’t truly learn to block your face until you’ve been hit there several times, and you won’t truly learn to close your fist until you have sprained or broken your thumb. Like those two experiences, a tournament is a direct experience. It is where you apply what you know, and learn what works and what doesn’t. I came back from this tournament with a mental list of what I need to work on, and a renewed passion for training. What did you learn from your most recent tournament experience?
March 11, 2013
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Check-in: 8:00 am • Events begin: 9:00 am
Where: Edmonds Community College
20000 68th Ave W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036
Cost: $45 for one event, $55 for two events, and $65 for three events (Add $15 for at-the-door registration).
Pre-registration Deadline: April 2, 2013
Please Pre-register Online : http://www.karateTmaster.com, (2013 PN AAU Karate District Championships) if you can.
If you can’t pre-register online, pre-register by mail:
Make payment to USA Karate Club (Check or Money Order, only; Credit Cards or Cash are not accepted.)
c/o USA Karate Club
20126 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Divisions: KATA, KUMITE, KOBUDO, SYNCHRONIZED KATA
All Ages and All Skill Levels
(Age, as of 07/01/13, determines division)
Further Information: 206.440.5533
Spectator Fee: $5, $3 age 10 and under
Download Individual form for mail or at-the-door registration, only.
Download Team Kata form for mail or at-the-door registration, only.