Current Students

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

Summer Attendance Board Game

We’ve made a karate board game for our students to track their attendance during the summer.

Each time they attend a class they can fill in one circle on the board game.  Students will earn prizes when they reach milestones on the board.

Awesome Attendance Awards

It’s that time of year for our annual Awesome Attendance Award Contest.

Every class you attend whether it be on zoom or in person, you’ll receive a ticket and at the end of the summer, we’ll be drawing prizes.  We’ll have incredible prizes like Legos, Nerf Blasters, Crafts, Tablets, $100 Gift Cards, and more!  The more you attend the class the more chances you get to win a prize. 🙂


This year because we are doing zoom classes we’ll record your name for each attendance and we’ll have some new chances to get tickets for the drawing.  We’ll be having themed days like Crazy Hair Day, Pajama Day, and Sports Team Day.  All students who attend class participating in the theme will get more tickets to put in for the big drawing.  We will also be doing a social media challenge.  Students who upload the technique or theme from that week will also earn more tickets.  Check out the details below.

Ways to earn tickets for the Summer Attendance Contest:

1.  Attend any zoom or in-person class.  1 Ticket per class.
2.  Participate in the theme of the week.  2 Tickets per class.  (Every other week we’ll feature a new theme.)
3.  Post a picture or video of the move of the week. Tag us at @emeraldcitykarate Students will receive 3 tickets per tag.

Moves of every week

We’ll be practicing this in class so be sure to take a picture or video and post it online.
Week of June 15th – Back Kick and Knife Hand Content 1 3 Content 1 4
Week of June 21st – Knife Hand then reverse punch Content 2 2 Content 2 3 Content 2 4
Week of June 28th – Knife Hand then step Nukite Content 3 2 Content 3 3 Content 3 4

Upcoming Theme


Thursday, June 25th – Pajama Day Thursday, August 6th – Sunglasses Day
Thursday, July 9th – Crazy Hair Day Thursday, August 20th – Costume Day
Thursday, July 23rd – Tie Dye Day Thursday, September 3rd – Sports Day

Belt Promotions

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.

Testing Eligibility:

  • 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:

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.

Change Classes:

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

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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, 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)

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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 of the 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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