We would like to congratulate all the hard working karate-ka for showcasing their best work during our last testing. Congratulations to Isaac K., Sophia K., and Temsegan N. for achieving 10th Kyu-Ho yellow belt, Jason Q., Dacotah P., Brian P., Bradley I., Carmine T., Hannah W., and Ava A. for achieving 10th Kyu orange belt, Gabby L., Jackson P.M., Jaryd R., and Alec P. for achieving 9th Kyu blue belt, Sean B., Sean L.G., Earl, Edwin, Red, and Stanley G. for achieving 8th Kyu high-blue belt, Daniel T., Jonathan T., and Mason K. for achieving 7th Ku purple belt, Alicia L., Jared Y., Vince S., and Jamie F. for achieving 6th Kyu high-purple belt, Michael H., Greta H., and Seamus M. for achieving 5th Kyu green belt, Tavin P., Kasey K., and Dane P. for achieving 4th Kyu high-green belt, Mika N., Kyle D., Eric D., and Lyle H. for achieving 2nd Kyu mid-brown belt, and Thomas M. for achieving 1st Kyu high- brown belt.
Congratulations to all and keep up the hard work!
The dojo will be closed to observe the holidays on the following dates:
- Monday, December 24
- Tuesday, December 25
- Monday, December 31
- Tuesday, January 1
- Monday, January 21 to observe Martin Luther King Day
With winter weather on its way please refer to the Shoreline School District webpage for closures due to hazardous weather as the dojo will also be closed.
Also, if you ever feel the road conditions are unsafe for travel, please stay home and practice! You can also make up missed classes at a later time.
It is time to plan for the new year! Please keep in mind that upcoming testing dates are tentative.
- 19th- Black Belt Testing at USA Karate Academy
- 21st- Dojo CLOSED
- 26th- 40th Steveston International Anniversary Tournament in Richmond, BC
- 16th- PSW District Championships AAU Pacific in San Diego, CA (for more information: www.aaukarate.org)
- 18th- Dojo CLOSED in observance of President’s Day
- 23rd- 21st Annual Invitational Walla Walla Karate-do in Touchet, WA (www.thekaratecenter.org)
- 1st & 2nd- Testing (tentative)
- 9th- Central Washington Karate Championships in Yakima, WA (www.yakimakarate.com)
- 16th- JKR Ryobu-Kai NW Classic in Gresham, OR (www.nkfnw.com)
- 28th-30th- Ozawa Cup International in Las Vegas, NV (www.ozawa-tournament.com)
- 6th-Pacific Northwest AAU District Championships in Edmonds, WA
Remember this is the tournament that we host and all student participation is expected. More information can be found at http://www.aaukarate.org
Happy holidays from all the staff at USA Karate Academy!