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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 and a sense of accomplishment at having achieved something that sounds impossible. On the fund-raising… Read More »Kick-a-thon Success!

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Annual Dues 2024

It’s time! Every January, every student owes $24 in annual dues. Half of this goes to FKU and half goes to IKF, our parent organization. You can pay by check or cash at the dojo, or you can pay online using PayPal. Note that there… Read More »Annual Dues 2024

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. The challenge is to do a specific set of exercises at home every day, or… Read More »90-Day Challenge

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 hence be hesitant to enter competitions. We as a school support their right to compete… Read More »Tournaments For All

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

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