Kids Karate(Ages 4-6)
Our youngest students experience the martial arts in a “Little Dragons” class where they develop improved listening skills and focus which leads to success at school. A positive self-image and “I can do it” attitude becomes ingrained while their motor skills progress giving them an athletic edge in other sports.
Youth Karate(Ages 7-12)
Our exciting youth program offers not only an effective self-defense program in a thrilling and extremely fun environment, but also a means for character development and discipline. The program improves focus and concentration, instills self -discipline and respect, improves performance in other sports, and develops a positive “I can do it!” attitude.
Teen & Adult Karate
Teens & Adults
Experience the satisfaction of mastering one’s self through effective self-defense techniques and the life changing philosophies of Martial Arts. Unlock your limitless potential today!
Join us for unforgettable Birthday Parties, our monthly Parents’ Night Out Pizza/Nerf Wars Party, Self-Defense Seminars, and our Incredible Summer Camps! The excitement never stops!
Due to the COVID-19 ‘stay at home’ order, Emerald City Karate suspended all on-site classes on March 16th. We currently are offering karate training virtually both through live Zoom classes as well as our curriculum content which is available 24 hours a day via YouTube.
These classes are for students ages 4 and older. In addition to our regular classes, we are also offering our Weapons Class and Stripe Testing classes virtually.
At Emerald City Karate
Where we educate, encourage, and empower
Located in the Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, Emerald City Karate is a martial arts school that offers more than just an effective self-defense system. We empower our students to live life at the highest level by encouraging them to discover their own unlimited potential. Our program teaches life skills like leadership, goal setting, self-discipline, and respect to name just a few. We are dedicated to the improvement of the lives of our students and to the improvement of our community.
We offer classes for all ages from four-year-old Children to Adults, in age-specific classes. We specialize in Traditional Karate and Practical Self-Defense. We also offer Spring and Summer Camps, After School Programs, Sparring Classes, Weapons Classes, and Women’s Self-Defense Workshops. Stop by the dojo and we’ll help you live your best life!
We’re looking forward to welcoming you into our Karate Family!
ECK News & Upcoming Events
No Zoom classes on Saturday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. We’re looking forward to seeing you in the…
Greetings from Emerald City Karate, We’re sending this email to update our potential summer campers about our summer camp plans…
It is with much regret that we announce that we will be temporarily suspending our in-person classes at the dojo…
With the sudden announcement that the Seattle Public School system will be closed for at least 2 weeks due to…
Class Schedule on Saturday, March 14th Since Sensei Tobey will be going to the tournament in Yakima, WA on March…
“I first started training under Sensei Tobey in 2008. When I first started my training I was a pack a day smoker. I had tried to quit smoking many times but had failed. I promised Sensei I’d quit before my black belt test. I no longer smoke, and I bearticleeve that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental disciparticlene that I needed to quit.”
-Thom E – Adult Karate Program
“My 7-year old son and I have been going to Emerald City Karate for several years now. We have had a great time and always look forward to our family/youth class. As well as teaching about karate and Japanese culture and language, Sensei Tobey provides great lessons on how to work hard and patiently to succeed in anything. It’s also a great way to get mid-week exercise!”
Alan H – Youth & Family Program
“Sensei Tobey is my son’s Karate teacher (we’re in the 4 to 6 year old class). As a teacher of small children, I find him to be a wonderful combination of patience, disciparticlene, and fun. He is very passionate about teaching Karate and it shows. He relates to the kids very well and can teach boys and girls equally, not only the physical skills of Karate but mental focus and articlefe skills as well. It’s been a great experience for my son and I highly recommend Sensei Tobey and Emerald City Karate to anyone looking to enroll their child in a martial arts class. “
Yvette H (Karate Mom)
Before joining Emerald City Karate I had no experience playing sports or participating in exercise programs because I didn’t like physical activities. So I didn’t expect I would be able to keep training for more than a month or so. But I found it to be fun immediately. The karate class has a variety of different subjects that keep students from being bored. Also, Sensei Tobey knows how to encourage students and allows them to have fun while feeling good about themselves. He likes telling jokes and making students laugh but his passion for teaching karate is always distinctive and serious. Because of his encouragement, I have kept training for a long time and even now I am training in Japan! Karate has taught me the joy of exercise and improved my concentration and it continues to teach many students to practice better manners and etiquette.
It is my pleasure to recommend Emerald City Karate for your exercise and experience of the martial arts.
-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program
“I cannot say enough good things about the programs offered at Emerald City Karate. If you have children, this dojo (school) is a wonderful environment for them to learn traditional Japanese martial arts, self-discipline, and to have a great time!”
-Samantha: Karate mom