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!
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
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
Last Saturday, February 18, Sensei Judy brought three students to San Diego to compete in an AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Pacific Southwest Karate Tournament. Overall, FKU competed in 9 events and came home with 5 medals! So, when you see them, please congratulate Henry Adams,… Read More »Pacific Southwest Karate Tourney
Sensei Judy, who teaches adult tournament and black belt preparation classes, is starting a kid’s class to teach tournament skills. Senpai Linet will assist. Participating in tournaments is a great way to learn, grow, meet new people, and support the dojo. In addition, all black-belt… Read More »Kids’ Tournament Prep Class