Next weekend is a big one for us at USA Karate!
4.13 – This clinic is going to be held at USA Karate, from 6:30 – 8:30pm. This clinic will cover all of the AAU tournament rules. Officials for our tournament the following day are highly encouraged to attend this clinic. We will need athletes during the clinic as to help the officials get adequate judging practice.
Six time consecutive Ippon Kumite National Champion, Valecia Cigar, is coming to USA Karate to teach a Kumite Seminar! Register at the link above.
April 15th: 9:30 – 11:30am
Shihan Joni has been teaching Women’s Self-Defense for decades, this will be a class that you won’t want to miss. This class is open to the public; no martial-arts experience required.
Register at the link above.
Note: this class will cover mature content. Teenagers and above are welcome.
April 21st 1:00 – 2:30pm
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Check-in: 8:00 am
Events begin: 9:00 am
Lynnwood High School
18218 North Road
Bothell, WA 98012
Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:30
USA Karate Academy
1535 NE 177 St, Shoreline, WA 98155
1 event: $55, 2 Events: $65, 3 Events: $75
Synchronized Kata: $30 per team, or $10 per person
By mail, postmarked by April 5, 2018. $25.00 Late Fee after April 5, 2018.
Online registration deadline is 8:00 pm, April 12, 2018.
Please Pre-register online (2018 PN AAU Karate District Championships & National Qualifier) if you can.
If you can’t pre-register online, pre-register by mail:
Make checks payable to USA Karate Club (Check or Money Order, only; Credit Cards are accepted for only online registration (see above). No refunds. $25 fee for returned checks.
c/o USA Karate Club
20126 Ballinger Way NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Spectator Fee: $5 for 11 and up,
$3 for 10 and under and seniors 62 Yrs. and Up
Divisions: KATA, KUMITE, KOBUDO, SYNCHRONIZED KATA
All Ages and All Skill Levels
(Age, on July 1, 2018, determines division)
AAU Membership required:AAU Youth membership must be obtained before the competition begins except where the event operator has a laptop available with an internet connect. Be Prepared: Adult and Non Athlete memberships are no longer instant and cannot be applied for at event. Please allow 10 days (14 days is better) for membership to be processed.Participants are encouraged to visit the AAU web site http://www.aausports.org to obtain their membership.
Rules: Modified AAU Karate rules will be in effect.
The host hotel is The Embassy Suites in Lynnwood, WA. Book your rooms by March 30, 2018 to get the tournament rate. Attendees can begin calling in their reservations to 425-775-2500 or 800-628-0611. Let Embassy Suites know that you are with USA Karate Academy or Canadian Martial Arts Academy, to get the special rate.
Visit http://www.aaukarate.org for a complete listing of tournament rules and regulations.
Download tournament flyer.
Download registration forms.
As I look forward to my 37th year in martial arts, I am grateful for all martial arts has enabled me to achieve as a person and to offer to our great community. It was a blessing in disguise letting go of our Annual Pacific Northwest Karate-do Classic tournament this year as it allowed us to host an in-house tournament for our very own dojo members.
Our in-house tournament gave us the opportunity to demonstrate the art and sport of karate-do in a fun, non-intimidating environment. All our students’ karate skills shined brightly at every level. Newer students were able to get a glimpse of what a karate tournament is like and parents of our students had a chance to get to know one another.
The new leaders of our dojo (senpai) were able to practice judging, officiating, refereeing, and organizing.
For those of you who may have missed the event, we announced that Sensei Justin Wilson is returning to the dojo as our new Program Director. After 4.5 years, Sensei Justin returned from living in Japan where he worked in private education. He is eager to utilize his experience in education to refine our classes and operations at the karate school. Sensei looks forward to getting to know our dojo family, so please introduce yourself if you haven’t already.
Download Fall 2017 Newsletter
Download In-house tournament 2017 results.
The dojo will be closed this Saturday, Nov 11, to observe Veterans Day.
The dojo will also be closed to celebrate the Thanksgiving holidays, Thursday through Saturday, Nov 23 – Nov 25.
Enjoy your holidays.