January 2017 Newsletter

January 4, 2017

Success: I typed the heading as 2017, a small victory to begin the new year.

The newsletter informs us that we have a couple of special closures in the next two months:

1/16 ­ Martin Luther King Jr Day and 2/20 ­ Presidents Day.

Also: on 1/14, ­ Black Belt Training 11:30­1:30pm

And the temperature gauge tells us to be mindful of closures due to snow. As ever, If the schools are closed, the dojo is closed.

For more information: download our january-newsletter-2017

Our Holidays Newsletters — Get the Whole Collection

December 20, 2016

Here’s our latest newsletters. Wishing everyone Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

Download December Newsletter

Download November Newsletter

Winter Weather Policy

December 8, 2016

As winter weather rears it’s chilly head, please remember our emergency closure procedure. If Shoreline School District cancels classes and activities, USA Karate Academy follows suit. Check your local news station for school closure information in Shoreline.

If you (or your child) are an active student in our dojo, please ‘friend’ Shihan on Facebook so we can add you to the private ‘Students and Parents of USA Karate Academy’ group. We have files there for your reference as well as last minute announcements and reminders.

If you’re on Twitter, please follow us! We’re trying to post regularly on Twitter with fun pictures, helpful tips, and announcements. We are @ShorelineKarate and will follow back our fellow karate-ka!

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 karatetmaster.com, 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.

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