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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.


Tournament Day Checklist

You’re probably nervous if you’re preparing for your first karate tournament, but rest assured that it gets easier. Here’s a checklist to help you get ready for the big day.…

90-Day Challenge

Sensei Judy has designed a 90-day challenge starting Oct 1 for FKU students that is designed to increase strength and flexibility in ways that will directly translate to karate practice.…

Tournaments For All

We want all students at FKU to feel like tournament participation is an option for them. From Sensei Aleeta: Transgender and non-binary students may have concerns about participating in binary gender-segregated tournaments and…

We Win Medals Too!

Our students and Senseis at the Honolulu International tournament in 2019. 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.