Good Things are Happening


West Coast Open International Karate Championship

October 6, 2019 - Congratulations to our Competitors! Great job at the West Coast Open, Henry, Phoebe, Eleanore, and Vio! Four students and Sensei Judy competed in nine divisions at the tournament, representing FKU in Kobudo (weapons), Kata, and Kumite (sparring).

Check out more photos from the tournament.

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2019 Spring Demonstration

Go to the 2019 DEMO VIDEO PAGE to see all the clips of basics, katas, bunkai, weapons, one-step fighting, and free-sparring. Check out the PHOTOS, too.


The FKU Dojo will be moving. Check back for updates!

07/24/19 - It’s official! We have our new space at 920 S. Holgate St. in Seattle, about 2 miles southwest of our current location. Some build-out needs to get done before we move in, and that is expected to start in October.

07/14/19 - FKU will remain at its current location through the end of the calendar year 2019.

06/18/19 - The 1426 S. Jackson St. building has officially been sold. FKU is actively working on securing the new space.

06/10/19 - The NW corner of the dojo has been set up as a changing area for female students.

06/04/19 - FKU Board members have been working hard, but need your help! Items in the women’s changing area/office should be taken home on/before June 8. This will help us streamline set-up of the new interim dressing area. 

05/29/19 - The sale of the dojo is projected to be finalized on or about June 14. We have a new space identified about a mile south of the current location. Details to come…

 

2019 UPCOMING EVENTS

See our full Calendar for all events and class listings. Scroll down for the 2019 archive.

Evaluations, Tournaments, & Karate 101


See our Tournament Page for more information and full tournament listings.

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24th ANnual Pacific NW Karate-Do Classic

November 2, 2019 at Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North in Lynnwood, WA.


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60th Annual All-Hawaii State Karate Championship

November 23, 2019

This is IKF’s 60th Annual Tournament, to be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. FKU will be bringing a team!


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Kobudo (Weapons) Evaluations

December 3, 2019 Kobudo evaluations will take place during the regularly-scheduled adult class.

 

Community News & Events


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FKU Board Meetings

Scheduled meetings in 2019: April 14, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8.

Board meetings occur on the second Sunday of every month at 10am at the dojo. Feel free to reach out to a Board Member with any questions. If you’d like to join the Board, please let any of us know.

Check out our Board Page to get to know our Board Members.


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FKU TEACHERS’ MEETINGS

July 24, August 7, September 4, September 18, October 2, October 16


 

 

2020 Upcoming Events

 

2020 Evaluations, Tournaments, & Karate 101


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Tournaments

See our Tournament Page for more information and full tournament listings.


Karate 101

January 9, April 9, July 2, and September 3, 2020

Welcome to our new class of Karate 101-ers! Karate 101 is an 8 week beginners' program, where students learn the basics of the traditional art of Shito-Ryu. Please welcome our new cohort of beginners on each of the Thursday evening start dates.


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Empty-Hand Evaluations

February 22, June 13, and October 17, 2020

Empty-hand evaluations will be held on the listed Saturdays at the dojo. The evaluation will start promptly at 10:30am. Please arrive early to stretch and warm up. The evaluation is expected to take two hours or more, and all are welcome to join the instructors for lunch afterwards. Lunch location TBD. All adult students and kids ranked green belt and higher are expected to participate.


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Kobudo (Weapons) Evaluations

April 7, August 4, and December 1, 2020. Kobudo evaluations will take place during the regularly-scheduled Tuesday night adult class.

 

2020 Community News & Events


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FKU Board Meetings

Board meetings occur on the second Sunday of every month at 10am at the dojo. Feel free to reach out to a Board Member with any questions. If you’d like to join the Board, please let any of us know.

Check out our Board Page to get to know our Board Members.


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Annual Kickathon Fundraiser & Pizza Party

January 25, 2020

Support our students as they kick over 1,000 kicks on Saturday, January 25. Then join us for some pizza and our annual member meeting. If you’d like to join our Board, this will be a great opportunity!


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Annual Spring Demonstration & Potluck

May 2, 2020 (pending confirmation by Jefferson Community Center)

Join us for our annual Spring Demonstration at Jefferson Community Center, where our young and adult students will showcase their skills, from beginners through our blackbelt instructors. We’ll have our potluck immediately following the demonstration. Check back for details as we get closer!



2019 Archive, Photos, & Links

October 6 - The West Coast Open International Championship (Photos)

September 28 - Movie Night: Miami Connection

September 21 - Empty-hand Evaluations & Promotions

September 19 - Karate 101

September 14 - Girl Scouts GLAMP

September 8 - Board Meeting

August 23-26 - PAWMA Camp

August 8-12 - Journalist Ivana Rihter at FKU

August 11 - Board Meeting

August 7 - Teachers’ Meeting

August 6 - Kobudo Evaluation

July 27 - Summer BBQ

July 24 - Teachers’ Meeting

July 18 - Karate 101

July 14 - Board Meeting

June 9 - Board Meeting

June 1 - Empty-hand Evaluations & Promotions

May 11 - Workshop: Rolling, Falling, & Take-downs

May 5 - Annual Spring Demo (Photos & Videos)

May 5 - New Website Launch

April 27 - Hayashi-Ha Cup Tournament (Photos)

April 26 - Happy Hour & Karate 101 Meet & Greet

April 14 - Board Meeting

March 17 - 33rd Yoshida Cup Invitational Tournament