After School Karate Program

Transported After School Karate Program 2021-2022

Our Transported After School Program offers a safe environment for your child to learn the important life skills to help insure their success at school, in the dojo, and later in life. We provide the benefits of traditional martial arts programs like focus, respect, and self-control while also teaching the practical self-defense methods for the ever changing world. And we always operate in a fun and supportive environment so the kids can enjoy their journey towards black belt, one step at a time!  Our goal is to live life at the highest level!  This is the best way to maximize the potential in your child during the after school time slot.

What Makes Our Program Outstanding:

  World Class Martial Arts Instruction
✓  Exciting Games to reinforce respect, teamwork, and focus
✓  Arts, Crafts and mini science Projects
✓  Mini Japanese Language Lessons
✓  Life-Skills & Character Development

✓  Confidence Building Bully Defense and Stranger Awareness
✓  Confidence & Leadership Drills
✓  Daily Inspirational ‘Mat Chats’ to instill outstanding behavior in our students
✓  Quiet Time & Reading Time & Homework

Transportation Options:

Our Dojo Van currently picks up from:

  • Daniel Bagley Elementary
  • Whittier Elementary
  • West Woodland Elementary
  • Cascadia Elementary
  • Greenlake Elementary

Our instructors lead walking groups from:

  • Greenwood Elementary

If your school is not currently listed, please email us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com to inquire about the possibility of setting transportation up with your child’s school.

Program Overview:

✓  Our program is for students ages 6.5 – 10. (Entering 1st grade in Fall – 5th grade)

✓  Our program runs from school dismissal – 5 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

✓  Our Program is calculated weekly so you won’t pay for School Break Weeks

  Every student is required to attend at least 2 classes per week in order to stay up to date on the current curriculum requirements. (You can choose up to 4 classes a week!)

✓  NO Experience Needed! You’ll be able to follow along with our classes and have a blast even if you’ve never trained a day in the martial arts!

✓  Every student will take a belt test at the end of each trimester (Fall, Winter, and Spring) and Parents are welcome to watch the belt test to see the fruit of your child’s hard work!

2 week Trial $29.99

Includes t-shirt and belt!

2021-2022 Schedule

Our program runs in conjunction with the Seattle Public School System’s calendar.

Fall Session: 
15 weeks (Wednesday, Sep 1st, 2021 – Thursday, Dec 16th, 2021)

Winter Session: 
11 weeks (Monday, January 3rd, 2022 – Thursday, March 24th, 2022)

Spring Session: 
11 weeks (Monday, March 28th, 2022 – Thursday, June 16th, 2022)

Dates without Karate

Our After School Program will be closed for the following:

Dates without After school program Karate

  • Labor Day – September 6th, 2021
  • Veterans Day – November 11th, 2021
  • Conference & Thanksgiving Break – November 22nd– 26th, 2021
  • Winter Break – December 20th, 2021 – January 2nd, 2022
  • MLK Jr. Day – January 17th, 2022
  • A day between semesters – January 27th, 2022
  • Mid-Winter Break – February 21st – 25th, 2022
  • Spring Break – April 11th – 15th, 2022
  • Memorial Day – May 30th, 2022

Belt Promotions

Fall Session: 
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021 – Thursday, Dec 16th, 2021)

Winter Session: 
Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022 – Thursday, March 24th, 2022)

Spring Session: 
Tuesday, June 14h, 2022 – Thursday, June 16th, 2022)

  • Belt Tests will be held at the end of each quarter covering material taught in class.
  • If your child can’t make it to the belt test, we’ll need to schedule a make-up belt test.  There will be a $30 per child fee for scheduling a private make-up test.
  • In order to qualify for the belt test, students will need to earn all of the stripes on their belts.  These small steps will help them learn to set and achieve goals.

Camp Schedule

Full-day Camps:

  • Labor Day on Monday, September 6th, 2021
  • State in Service Day on Friday, October 8th, 2021
  • Veterans Day on Thursday, November 11th, 2021
  • MLK Jr. Day on Monday, January 17th, 2022
  • A Day between semesters on Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Week-Long Camp:

  • Mid-Winter Break Camp – February 21st – 25th, 2022
  • Spring Break Camp – April 11th – 15th, 2022
Interested in our school year camps?
Space is limited. Sign Up Now!

Tuitions

Tuitions for 2021-2022

2 Days

3 Days

4 Days

Early Release Wednesday

$75 per week $95 per week $115 per week $10 per day

Required Equipment

  • Lightweight White Uniform
  • Sparring Gloves
  • Dojo Cinch Bag

These items are included in our “Equipment Package” at a discounted price.  If your child loses them, you’ll need to purchase new equipment at the dojo.  Please label all of your gear!

Policies

Payment Policy:
  • Our Program is calculated weekly so you won’t pay tuition during School Break Weeks!
  • If you choose our Wednesday class, there will be an extra $10/Day fee due to the early release times.
  • Additional Siblings will receive a 10% discount from the full price listed above.
  • Payments can be processed via EFT directly from your bank account (you must provide a voided blank check) or through a credit card on file on the 1st week of every month.
  • Payments that do not process or are declined are automatically assessed a $25 processing fee.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
  • All cancellation requests must be submitted in writing 2 weeks before the 1st week of each month you wish to participate.  A verbal cancellation request is not accepted.
    • e.g. If you don’t wish to attend our after-school program starting in March, a cancellation request needs to be submitted in writing no later than 2 weeks before March 1st.
  • If we don’t receive a cancellation request in writing 2 weeks before the 1st week of the month, the tuition of the month will be charged to your account.
  • No fee reductions will be made for late arrivals, early departures, and/or missing classes. It is understood that in the case of homesickness, dismissal, personal vacation, and/or voluntary withdrawal, there will be no refund of fees. If it is deemed advisable to send a student home for medical or other reasons, a prorated portion of the fees may be refunded at Emerald City Karate’s Discretion.
  • ASP students are welcome to attend an evening class as make-up as space allows. A friend cannot replace an absent student; all students must be registered to participate.
Late Pickup Policy:
  • Parents/Guardians are requested to pick up their child(ren) no later than 5:15 PM. Afterward, late charges may apply. ($25 per 10 minutes late) Please let us know as soon as possible if, for some reason, you can’t pick up your child(ren) on time.
Absence and Illness Policy:
  • Parents/Guardians are requested to keep their child(ren) at home when they have a fever and/or if they are sick.  Parents/Guardians must contact us by NO LATER THAN 12 PM if their child(ren) doesn’t need to be picked up at the school.
  • Even your child(ren)’s condition changes at the last minutes
  • Please call us at 206-437-3932 or email us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com
  • A fee of $25.00 will be charged if parents/guardians do not notify Emerald City Karate that their child will be absent.
  • THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT because if we wait for an unexpectedly absent student, it also makes us late for picking up the next group.

How to Register

  1. Please call us at 206-437-3932 or email us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com for availability.
  2. Please read our afterschool program information on the website and handbook carefully before you register as it contains important information, policies, and procedures related to our after-school program.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Our Dojo Van currently picks up from:

West Woodland, Whittier, Daniel Bagley, Cascadia, Greenlake

Our instructors lead walking groups from:

Greenwood

– Kids Arrive & Eat Their Snack
– Karate Class & Life Skills Focus Talk
– Arts, Crafts, Mini-Science lessons, Japanese Language Lessons, Quiet Time To Get The Things You Need to be Done, and Fitness Relay Races & Games
– Parent pick up

Yes, if he or she is already enrolled for that particular day and time.

Every student is required to attend at least 2 classes per week in order to stay up to date on the current curriculum requirements. (You can choose up to 4 classes a week!)

Due to our ASP’s high enrollment numbers, changes in schedule are not guaranteed and will be made based upon availability. To inquire, please contact Sensei Tobey or call 206-437-3932.

Please let us know if your child has a change of plans. Email Sensei Tobey at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com or Call 206-437-3932 by 12:00 p.m.
Testimonials

“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 believe that my training in Shudokan Karate under Sensei Tobey gave me the mental discipline that I needed to quit.”

-Thom E – Adult Karate Program

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“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

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“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, discipline, 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 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)

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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 in martial arts.

-Kaoru M: Adult Karate Program

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“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

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