Discover Your Strongest Self

Traditional Karate, Contemporary Training

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Go to our News, Events, & Photos page to see what we’ve been up to, and what we’ve got planned.

While you’re there, check out photos from our Spring Demonstration and the Hayashi-ha Cup Tournament.


 
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Blackbelt testing, Sacramento, CA 2018

Sensei Nancy Yamaguchi (Left), Sensei Judy Lytle, Sensei Aleeta Van Petten, Sensei Tracey Drum, Mary Anderson

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Spring demonstration, Seattle, WA, 2015

Sensei Kim Jarvis (Left), Sensei Jennifer Sweigert, Sensei Joanne Factor. See photos from the 2019 Spring Demo here.

 
 

 

Founded in 1971, we are the longest-running karate school for women and children in the United States.

The Feminist Karate Union offers a unique opportunity for women to train in a traditional martial art that engages both body and spirit.

 
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Saturday Morning Class, 2019

 
 

- A little bit of history -

Check out Blackbelt Magazine articles about and by FKU’s founder, Py Batemen.

 
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At the Seattle Pride Parade in 1995

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At the Feminist Karate Union, sometime in the early 2000’s