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 and a sense of accomplishment at having achieved something that sounds impossible. On the fund-raising… Read More »Kick-a-thon Success!
The Kick-a-thon is coming! As you know, FKU is a non-profit, and the Kick-a-thon is a Fundraiser. Our awesome Instructors are all volunteers and we try hard to keep our costs low, so donations really help us out. All donations are tax-deductible. Our tax ID… Read More »2024 Kick-a-thon
Tournament season is coming soon! Recently, more tournaments have begun to require competitors to wear shin & instep pads when sparring. These tournaments will typically have some pads there that can be borrowed, but it’s good to get used to wearing them, so we recommend… Read More »WKF-Approved Shin & Instep Pads
The first annual 90-Day Challenge wrapped up on December 31, and we had a pizza party to celebrate after our traditional New Year’s Eve class. Christabel was the definitive winner of the challenge, and Eleanor won the raffle. Congratulations to them both, and to everyone… Read More »90-Day Challenge Results & Celebration
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. Remember to take all of the things home with you from the dojo on the… Read More »Tournament Day Checklist
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. The challenge is to do a specific set of exercises at home every day, or… Read More »90-Day Challenge
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 hence be hesitant to enter competitions. We as a school support their right to compete… Read More »Tournaments For All
Now that the black belt test is over, Tuesday nights are becoming workshop nights again! Sensei Judy will be running a series of workshops every Tuesday from 6-8pm, during the regularly scheduled Tuesday evening adult class. Adults of all ranks are welcome and encouraged to… Read More »Tuesday Night Workshops Return!