All Classes Canceled Saturday, Oct 15.

October 14, 2016

Greetings all,

Due to the severe weather forecast for tomorrow, the Shoreline Public Schools is canceling all school and district sponsored activities scheduled for Saturday, October 15.

It is the policy of USA Karate Academy to follow the Shoreline School District Severe Weather Closures. Therefore, please be advised that all classes are cancelled, tomorrow, Saturday, October 15, 2016.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The safety of our students, staff and families are always our utmost concern.

Stay safe and sound where ever you may be.

Pacific Northwest Karate-do Classic 2016

October 1, 2016

Presented by USA Karate Academy

Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016
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)

Entry Deadline:

Register online at, with your credit/debit card; Online registration deadline is  7:55pm, Nov. 3.  Or register by mail, postmarked no later than Oct. 28, 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

Register before Oct. 28 for a free tournament t-shirt!

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

Download flyers and registration forms

Tournament Flyer

Half Sheet Flyer

Tournament Registration Form

Tournament Info sheet

Team Kata Registration

A block of rooms is available at the Courtyard by Marriott Seattle-North/Lynnwood Everett for $139-$144 USD for
the nights of 11/4-6. Taxes not included.

Book online or by phone (1-888-236-2427) and request the 2016 Pacific Northwest Karate- do Classic block by Oct. 19.

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.)


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

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.

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