Filipino Stick Fighting with Arnis Master, Shishir Inocalla

August 11, 2016

Join us for a seminar on Filipino Stick Fighting with Arnis Master, Shishir Inocalla (who played Michelangelo in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 & 3)

Two workshops available on

Saturday, August 27th: 9:30 – 10:45am, for ages 12 and under, $25.00 11am – 3pm For ages 13 and up, $75.00

Filipino stick to keep!
Preregistration required by August 20th. Only 20 spaces per class – Reserve space now!

Download flyer: Arnis Workshop

Download registration: Arnis Seminar Registration


Jazz walk on Tues, Aug 16, will create additional traffic near the dojo

August 11, 2016

Please be aware of the additional traffic expected as well as the road closure. The dojo will be open for regular classes! Despite 15th Ave NE being closed from 175th St. NE to 180th St. NE (from Walgreen’s to Subway), you can access 177th St. NE from 25th Ave NE or Serpentine via 175th St. NE. Jazz Bites begins at 6pm, with music beginning at 6:30pm.


We’re holding a Twitter contest

July 23, 2016
Photo contest for twitter

Please note: it’s @ShorelineKarate (There is no ! at the end.)


Announcements

June 30, 2016

We hope you are staying cool in the summer weather! Please take note of the following important announcements:

  • Remember that the dojo is closed from Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 for the Independence Day weekend. Enjoy the extra time with family and friends! Regular classes resume Tuesday, July 5th.
  • Students planning to attend the International Traditional Karatedo Championship & Seminar in California (July 23-24): You must turn in your registration and payment to the dojo by JULY 7! You can print the registration form from the tournament website and make checks payable to USA Karate Club. Shihan will send our team’s registration in as a group. This is a MANDATORY deadline. If you don’t submit your paperwork by July 7th, you may not compete!
  • Students planning to attend the AAU West Coast Jr. Olympic Games (July 31) should talk with Shihan about participating and preparing. Remember this event is for athletes 18 years old and younger. Registration and payment must be turned in to the dojo by July 13.

Thank you for continuing to trust us with your training. As always, feel free to come in to the dojo with any questions and clarifications.


USA Karate Academy – July News

June 17, 2016

Announcements and Upcoming Events

Happy summertime! Enjoy the longer days as you keep up with training and classes. Remember, preparation for international tournaments starts well in advance of competition. Don’t let your fun in sun keep you from success and progress in the art of karate-do.

Black Belt Only (Mostly) Training

NO Black Belt Training this month! Next session: August 6, 2016

USA Karate Academy Black Belts, 11:30am – 1:30pm

Beginning after the mid-summer hiatus, 3rd kyu and higher students over the age of 13 are invited to join Black Belt Training. Current black belts should plan to attend (if unable, please let Shihan Joni know in advance). ALL Black Belts who
are part of our infinity circle are welcome.

Updates and Announcements

Karate Summer Day Camp – this August 15 – 19

Don’t forget to register for karate summer day camp! Camp is a week of crafts, games, and martial arts. Campers are NOT required to be current USA Karate

Academy students!

If you are a former camper, please spread the word on how much you enjoyed it. We currently have more interested helpers than we have registered campers!
Registration and $50 deposit due August 1. Full amount due August 10. Before and after care are available. Sign up now!

Congratulations Abby!

As a member of the USA National Team, Abby recently traveled to Dublin Ireland foranother international karate competition. Please join us in welcoming her home! We’re meeting at Spiro’s Pizza (buy your own), date and time TBA.

Upcoming Tournaments

International Tournament Team Announcements:

Listen for meeting announcements as the final preparatory meeting for China will be sometime this summer. Parents of minors and all athletes intending to participate in international competition are required to attend. Eligibility for team participation and partial travel scholarships depends upon attendance (of both parents and students). We’ll discuss fundraisers, training plans, and what to expect from international competition.

Shihan endorses participation in the following tournaments:

  • July 5-9 – 2016 AAU Karate National Championships, Ft. Lauderdale FL (must participate
    in District Championship to qualify)
  • July 23-24 – International Traditional Karate-Do Championship, San Diego CA
  • July 30-31West Coast AAU Jr. Olympic Games, Los Angeles CA

As always, speak with Shihan regarding your participation prior to signing up!

Upcoming Closures

The dojo will be closed on

July 2-4 for Independence Day. Students missing classes are invited to make up the time at any class suiting their schedule and rank. Enjoy this small break with your loved ones as we celebrate our country’s founding.

Contact Us

Joni Sharrah
USA Karate
206-440-5533

Gear and Uniform Orders

We will be making gear and gi orders this summer. Interested in a tournament gi, need to order larger sizes of uniforms or sparring equipment? We order it all!

Yellow belt students and higher should begin gathering sparring gear. The sooner you have equipment, the more you can use it in class. Plan ahead for sparring success and support the school at the same time.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations!

Happy Birthday to our July babies: Bryan Z., Bastian Q., Abby Knapp, Ben S., Michael H., Maya B., Thao B., Anthony V., Samya M., and Harper K. Also, Shihan Joni!

Have a wonderful birthday!

Follow USA Karate Academy on Twitter @ShorelineKarate

At long last, we have a Twitter account we’re committed to updating — post class updates, announcements, and other goodies.


Announcements and Upcoming Events

May 30, 2016

Summer is around the corner! Help us keep our enrollment and involvement strong by participating in dojo events and training consistently. As always, questions and/or concerns about the dojo news are welcome.

Black Belt Only Training

Saturday, June 4
ALL USA Karate Academy Black Belts
11:30am – 1:30pm

Current black belts should plan to attend (if unable, please let Shihan Joni know in advance). ALL Black Belts who are part of our infinity circle are welcome to
attend.

 Updates and Announcements

New Billing Vendor

We have changed billing vendors! Everyone should have received notice of this via USPS in recent weeks. Our new vendor takes many more types of cards (Discover, etc.) and allows us to automate our monthly billing. Charging your card on file will be easier than ever, as will issuing credits and Buddy Bucks. Our members should see NO difference in rates or charging dates. We anticipate a smooth transition and more efficient service for you.

New Database and Attendance Pictures

In conjunction with our new billing vendor, we have established a new database for members. Through it, we’ll have the ability to text members according to class (for cancellations), membership in Black Belt Club, and more. Please make sure we have a mobile number and active email address for you! We do not spam members and only text notifications of closures/emergencies, special events, and billing problems. We’re also getting new pictures of all students for new attendance cards, so see Anne if you haven’t had your photo taken. New cards should be in use sometime this month.

Upcoming Tournaments

International Tournament Team Meeting – June 4:

Students committed to international competition (including this summer’s California tournament) need to attend this mandatory meeting during the regular team training class, from 8:30-10:30am.

Shihan endorses participation in the following tournaments:

  • July 5 – 9 – 2016 AAU Karate National Championships, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (must participate in District Championship to qualify).
  • July 23 – 24 – International Traditional Karate-Do Championship, San Diego, CA
  • July 30 – 31 West Coast AAU Jr. Olympic Games, Los Angeles, CA

As always, speak with Shihan regarding your participation prior to signing up!

Upcoming Closures

The dojo will be closed the following dates:

May 30 for Memorial Day and
July 2 – 4 for Independence Day.

Students missing classes are invited to make up the time at any class suiting their schedule and rank.

The Saturday following Memorial Day (June 4) is a good opportunity to train with Shihan, who will be there for the day.

Contact Us
Joni Sharrah
USA Karate
206-440-5533

Your Gear Here

All students need sparring gear, which includes a mouthguard and holder, groin cup & supporter (boys), fist pads, and helmet with face shield. We have all equipment available for sale in the dojo.

Happy Birthday and Congratulations!

Happy Birthday to all our June babies: Benji I., Aki I., Simon G., Rob Harrill, Nathaniel S., Calen D., and Liam H. Wish them well when you see them in class!

Congratulations to all our recent belt graduates! Twenty-three students have achieved their next rank. Good job everyone!

Follow USA Karate Academy on Twitter: @ShorelineKarate

At long last, we have a Twitter account where we will post class updates, announcements, and other goodies.


Closed for Memorial Day, New dues payment options

May 25, 2016

We are CLOSED Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. Students who regularly attend Monday classes can make up the missed time on Saturday at the 10:30am All-Levels class. Enjoy your long weekend!

Our new billing vendor accepts more than just Visa and Mastercard! If you want to use your Discover card or other credit card for your monthly tuition, please come in to the dojo and fill out new paperwork. We’re happy to offer this new opportunity.


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