Karate for Women in Seattle - Feminist Karate Union
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Upcoming Events:

 

Dec 14: Fall term at Fairmount Park and Thurgood Marshall ends

 

Dec 15: Fall term at Cascadia ends

 

Dec 31: Women's New Year's Eve class

 

Jan 4: Fall term at Fairmount Park and Thurgood Marshall begins

 

Jan 3: Fall term at Cascadia begins

 

Jan 17: Evaluations for Women's Class

 

Jan 19: Karate 101 for Women begins

 

Jan 28: 13th Annual Kick-A-Thon

 

Sept 15-16: PAWMA Camp on Vashon Island

 

 

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About Karate

 

There are many sources for karate history and philosophy. These pages were written by our students. Some were essays required for black belt promotion, others just for their own sake.

 

Why karate?  Because one time, I quit.  Maybe it’s true that you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.  About eight years ago, I got busy with other priorities, became frustrated, and quit karate.  I was a blue belt at the time.  I had just started learning pinan ni-dan.  For the next two years, any time someone would mention martial arts, I told them excitedly about my wonderful karate school.  My face would light up, my arms begin to move wildly, and after a while I would sheepishly realize I had probably been talking far too much.  I would remember the cheerful pale green walls, the hard-working, friendly women, and the tired contentment I felt at the end of every work-out.  As soon my life settled down . . . Read More>

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Historically, karate had been passed from one generation to the next as a well guarded secret. Mabuni broke with this tradition, believing karate should be available to all honorable students. He moved to Osaka in the 1927 to spread karate on the mainland. Popularizing karate in Japan was a long and arduous task, but . . . Read More>

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There is philosophy behind the art, which every student must understand before becoming a true adept. It is vital for karate students to learn to discipline their minds as well as their bodies, to respect their teachers, fellow students and the art, to strengthen their spirit, and to develop the correct attitude. Included in these teachings are the seven principles of IKF: . . . Read More>

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