April 7, 2018
Next weekend is a big one for us at USA Karate!
FREE Officials Clinic: Sensei Ophira Bergman
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.
PN AAU Karate District Championships – REGISTRATION LINK
4.14 – USA Karate is hosting the AAU Karate Championships and National Qualifier. Pre-register at the link above. Pre-Registration ends April 11th.
Kumite Seminar: Sensei Valecia Cigar – REGISTRATION LINK
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
Women’s Self-Defense Seminar: Shihan Joni Sharrah – REGISTRATION LINK
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
November 18, 2017
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.
November 10, 2017
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.
October 17, 2017
In-House Tournament at the USA Karate Dojo
1535 NE 177th St. Shoreline, WA 98155
On November 4, 2017
Events begin: 9am
Entry Deadline: Register ASAP Registration accepted at the door
$40 Flat Fee – one division or all!
Payment Options: Pay at the Dojo — Cash, check made out to USA Karate Club, or credit/debit forms of payment are available.
Events: Kata, Kumite, Kobudo, Synchronized Kata
Rules: Modified AAU rules will be in effect. See aaukarate.org.
Dress Code: Athletes must wear a solid white gi. Females must wear white tee or sport tank beneath the gi jacket. Sleeves and pants must be hemmed to appropriate length. Official Itosu- Ryu patch may be worn on the left chest. Officials must wear a solid white gi with appropriately hemmed sleeves and pant legs. An official Itosu-Ryu patch may be worn on the left chest.
Mandatory Equipment for Kumite Participants: Helmets with attached face shields for athletes under 18. Mouth guards and naugahyde fist pads for all, groin cups for male fighters of all ages.
Questions? Contact us via email: email@example.com, phone: 206-440-5533 or Joni’s direct line: 206-228-2392, or come in the dojo!
June 14, 2017
Grand Master Denny Lane, a highly sought-after tactical self-defense instructor, and one of Chuck Norris’ top students, will teach a seminar on July 27. I took his seminar years ago, and found it excellent.
For further information on self-defense classes, an auction fund-raiser, tournament results and information, and other news, please download the June, 2017, Newsletter.