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Yellow Belt Magazine

Sasha Duttchoudhury and Amy Hirayama, two FKU board members, authored a very cool zine sharing some of their experiences and perspectives about learning karate here at FKU. Pick up a copy at the dojo, or use this link or the QR code below to get… Read More »Yellow Belt Magazine

Spring Demo!

On Saturday, April 1, FKU will hold our first post-pandemic Spring Demo! No, this is not an April Fool’s joke. 😂 What is the Spring Demo, you ask? Think of it as our yearly karate recital. This is the chance for friends and family to… Read More »Spring Demo!

Tournament Participation

Sensei Aleeta took the time to write down her thoughts about tournament participation: At FKU, we consider tournament participation an important part of the training experience. While it is not mandatory for beginners or for very young students, tournament experience is necessary for achieving the… Read More »Tournament Participation

Self-Defense Outreach

As part of FKU’s broader mission to empower people victimized because of their gender, every few months we do a self-defense training session at Angeline’s Day Center in downtown Seattle. Most recently, Sensei Joanne and Senpei Linet spent an hour teaching basic self-defense to the… Read More »Self-Defense Outreach

Kick-a-thon fun!

Last Saturday, January 21, currently training FKU students of all ages gathered for our annual kick-a-thon. During the two-hour fund-raising event, students successfully completed 1,023 kicks, with a few breaks for games and board-breaking. The event raised over $3000 for FKU, which as you know,… Read More »Kick-a-thon fun!

Board Changes

The FKU Board has some membership changes as of January 28, 2023. First, Sarah Hein, social coordinator extraordinaire who brought us all the awesome 50th Anniversary Party, is stepping down due to other demands on her time. We will miss Sarah during our meetings, and… Read More »Board Changes

Stay Healthy Break

We’ve had a couple of students test positive for Covid this past week, and out of an abundance of caution, classes are cancelled from Saturday, 1/14 – Saturday 1/21. Black belt training will resume on Sunday, 1/22, and normal class schedule will resume on Monday,… Read More »Stay Healthy Break