Current Student Info at Emerald City Karate
Training in Karate-Do is a life changing experience. And to get the most out of this experience it’s best to have some resources to help your practice time at home. The more accurate and consistent your practice is outside of the dojo, the quicker progress you will make inside the dojo. Please use this page to get the latest information about our current curriculum! Thank you for being such an awesome part of our Karate Family!
Memory Stripe Material:
Bronze Stripe Material:
Kihon Waza – Basic Techniques
Silver Stripe Material:
Kougeki Waza – Attacks
Gold Stripe Material:
Kata – Formal Military Patterns
Belt testing at Emerald City Karate is one of our most exciting events! Students train hard to improve their skills and advance in the ranks. They learn about setting worthy goals and achieving them.
- Students have achieved all 4 belt stripes, Memory, Bronze, Silver, and Gold Stripe.
- New students must have completed one month of training to be eligible to test.
- Existing students must not have missed more than one month of training since their last exam to be eligible to test.
Promotion testing is scheduled three times a year in the months of January, May and September. Testing forms with more details are available before each test. Students will receive their test results from black belt judges right after your belt test. If your child misses belt test, they’ll be taking a make up belt test or private make up test.
Belt Presenting Week & Buddy Week:
Students will be awarded their new belts the week following Belt Test Week. Each instructor will present belts at the end of their first class of the week. Parents are welcome to join this celebration.
During the week of belt presentation, we’ll also have our Buddy Week throughout the week. We’ll be showing off our test material, playing awesome games, and presenting your belts. It’s a great way for your friends to see you receive your next belt! Bring your buddies to the dojo all week long!
In order for your friends to join, their parents/guardians need to fill out a waiver prior to the class. Download the waiver from here.
Students will move to their new classes according to their new rank.
Belt Test Requirements & Videos
We’ll upload some videos to help out our students to get ready for their belt rank exam. You’ll be able to access these videos by logging into our member page. You’ll need to log in with your email address associated your account and your password.
“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