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Practice the art of Karate in a community founded to support women and those who are victimized disproportionally.
Build strength, confidence and discipline.

On Bodily Integrity

One of the most important principles of self defense is that an individual has the right to determine what happens to their own body; to maintain their own bodily integrity.

It is in this vein that the Feminist Karate Union supports a person’s right to reproductive choice, in the very strongest terms.

Karate 101 For Adults

Discover Karate. Learn the basics, how our classes work and have fun!

Adult Monthly Membership

The next level of training will build strength in your body and mind.

Kid's Karate

Kids of all levels take classes to build strength, confidence and discipline.

Practice in a Community

FKU was founded 50 years ago as a women-only organization, and it remains the case that all senior instructors are women. Our community is a safe, supportive place to develop mind/body balance and learn self-defense. Our focus is on those who are victimized disproportionately, including women, children, and those discriminated against for reasons of gender or gender identity.

Gain Strength, Confidence and Discipline

Together, we practice the art of Shito-Ryu, a traditional form of Japanese karate. Our class sizes are small allowing instructors to give individual attention to all students in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Together, we gain confidence, mind/body balance, discipline and discover our strongest selves.


Spring Demo 2024

On Saturday, April 13, FKU will hold our annual Spring Demo at the Garfield Community Center. For those who haven’t experienced it before, you can think of the Spring Demo…

FKU is on YouTube!

Did you know that FKU has a YouTube channel? And that you can see videos from last year’s Spring Demo there? (Thank you, Amber!) Just in time to get excited…

Kick-a-thon Success!

They did it! The participants in our annual kick-a-thon completed 1024 kicks each, not even counting some extras to practice targeting and breaking boards. The participants were rewarded with pizza…

We Win Medals Too!

Students and Sensei Judy at the Oregon State Championship in 2023. We train hard to compete with the best and support one another in their journey. 

My son and daughter have been taking karate here for years and it has been great both for their physical development as well as their self-discipline, body control, confidence and focus.
Corina L.
I've been training here for over 17 years. I began out of curiosity and stayed for the challenge. The school spirit can't be beat, the workout is solid, and the skills are top-notch traditional karate.
Joanne F.
7 years later I'm still finding new reasons to continue my training here. Amazing teachers. Supportive environment.  Continual challenges. No attitude  And always, always fun. I couldn't have picked a better school.
Deb S.

Join our community today and discover YOUR strongest self.

Karate is for everyone, at any level. Your training will impact your confidence, discipline and strength in the dojo and in your life. Be part of a community committed to supporting one another and having fun.