Distance Learning Program

Distance Learning Program

You’ve got to go to work but your kids are faced with distance learning in the new school year.  So, what are you going to do?

Be part of our DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAM this Fall at Emerald City Karate.

Our Distance Learning Program is the perfect balance of social distance and social interaction.  We take Covid 19 seriously and we also understand that appropriate socialization is another important element of developing a healthy student.  Emerald City Karate 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 take health screenings of all our guests including temperatures multiple times per day and also provide hand sanitizer which will be used between activities.  Our guests will also be required to wear masks at all times besides snack breaks and lunch times.

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 these unusual times.

Safety Compliant

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You can be confident that we have the right stuff to best serve your family, having successfully facilitated camps all summer under the CDC/State guidelines.

Distance Learning

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The new normal is “Learning hubs,” trusted environments that will help facilitate your child’s distance learning, keep them fit, while making friends in our distance learning program.  It’s great to be a part of our karate family.  Join us!

Physical Exercise, Moral Guidance, Traditional Values

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Guests will be able to make friends and interact socially and also learn the timeless lessons of Respect, Focus, and Resilience through our authentic Karate training and team building drills/games while maintaining proper safety procedures.

What Makes Our Program Outstanding:

  World Class Martial Arts Instruction
✓  Exciting Games to reinforce respect, teamwork, and focus
✓  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 and Homework Time

✓  Our program is for students ages 5 and older. (Entering Kindergarten in Fall)  Karate Training is divided by age groups.

✓  Our program runs from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays.  (Mondays & Wednesdays may be added if we get enough interest.)

✓  Our Program is calculated weekly so you won’t pay for school break weeks and school holidays.

✓  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!

✓  Our students will have a chance to take a belt test at the end of each trimester (Fall, Winter, and Spring). Parents are welcome to watch the belt test to see the fruit of your child’s hard work!  Students younger than 7 years old will earn their next belt by achieving 8 life-skills stripes on their belt.

COVID-19 safety procedures.  We take safety seriously.  All guests will undergo a health screenings including temperature checks multiple times per day.  Hand Sanitizer will be provided and students will clean their hands between all activities.

Internet Access.  High Speed wireless internet is provided in all of our rooms.  Wired connections are also available upon request.

Distance Learning Program Schedule:

Our Remote Learning Program will operate according to the Seattle Public School calendar. We have both half day and full day options.

No School dates without our Remote Learning Program are listed further below.

Remote Learning Program Schedule Options:

Tuesdays & Thursdays

  • Full-Day: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Half-Day:  8:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • Half-Day:  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Additional days may be added to this program if we get enough interest in expanding our offerings.

Please contact us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com if you are interested in us adding Mondays & Wednesdays for this program.

2 week Trial $29.99

Includes T-shirt and Belt!

WHAT TO BRING

  • Lunch, Water Bottle, Snacks
  • Laptop or Tablet & Headphones with a microphone for school work
  • Karate Uniform and Belt
  • Sparring Gloves are typically required for our program and will be added to our equipment list as the Covid 19 situation progresses.

New students will be fitted for their karate uniform and belt upon joining the program. Please label all of your gear! If your child loses their gear, new equipment will be available at the dojo for purchase.

Dates without Remote Learning at the Dojo

Our Remote Learning Program will operate according to the Seattle Public School calendar. There are certain days and weeks where there will be no school which means there will also be no Remote Learning Program at that time.  Please note the following dates in order to plan your school year correctly.

*When the schools are closed for single day holidays or break weeks, Emerald City Karate may hold a Fun Day Camp to provide care for your child.  No karate experience is required to join these Fun Day Camps so feel free to invite your friends to join us.

Click this page for more information about our school year camps.

Dates without Remote Learning Program:  

  • Monday, September 7th, 2020 – Labor Day
  • Friday, October 9th, 2020 – State-In-Service Day
  • Wednesday, November 11th – Veterans Day
  • Monday, January 18th, 2021 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Thursday, January 28th, 2021 – Day between semesters (1 of 3 possible snow make-up days.)
  • Monday, February 15th – Friday, February 19th, 2021 – Mid-Winter Break
  • Monday, April 12th – Friday, April 16th, 2021 – Spring Break 
  • Monday, May 31st – Memorial Day

Belt Promotions

Ages 7 & Older

  • Belt Tests are held at the end of each quarter covering the martial arts material taught in class.
  • If your child can’t attend the belt test for some reason, 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 their progress stripes on their belt.  These small steps will help them learn to set and achieve goals which leads to success both inside and outside of the dojo.  These goals range from short term goals like earning their stripes, to longer term goals like becoming a black belt.

Ages 5 & 6

  • Students younger than 7 years old will start their Karate career in our Little Dragons Program.
  • ‘Little Dragons’ track their progress by earning life-skills stripes on their belt.
  • These life-skills stripes teach important skills like focus, respect, teamwork, discipline, balance, coordination, and more.
  • When a Little Dragons student has earned 8 stripes on their karate belt, they will achieve their new belt.
  • It is sometimes possible for a Little Dragons student to be promoted to the Youth Program, but this is handled on a case by case basis.

Tuition & Policies

Half-Day Distance Learning Option

Hours of Operation:  8:00 AM – 1:00 PM or 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Drop off time begins at 7:30am.

As we assess the interest in our program and learn more about the needs of our community we may add days to our schedule to help serve you to the highest level.  Contact us so we can learn how we can do so!

*Please note that “ECK returning ASP and/or active students” refers to students currently enrolled in our evening karate program or who have previously attended our Transported After School Program.

2 Days a Week

3 Days a Week

4 Days a Week

ECK Returning ASP or Active Student $110 per week Upon Request Upon Request
Non-Active Student $120 per week Upon Request Upon Request

Full Day Distant Learning Program

Hours of Operation:  8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Drop Off time starting at 7:30 AM.

*Please note that “ECK returning ASP and/or active students” refers to students currently enrolled in our evening karate program or who have previously attended our Transported After School Program.

1 Day a Week

2 Days a Week

3 Days a Week

4 Days a Week

ECK Returning ASP or Active Student $80 per day $150 per week Upon request Upon request
Non-Active Student $90 per week $160 per week Upon request Upon request

Basic Policies

  • Our Program is calculated weekly.   This means you won’t pay tuition during School Holidays or Break Weeks!
  • Additional Siblings will receive a 10% discount.
  • Payments can be processed via EFT directly from your bank account (please provide a voided blank check) or through a credit card on file. These payments typically will be scheduled for the 1st week of every month.
  • Payments that do not process or are declined are automatically assessed a $25 processing fee.
  • You may cancel the program by giving 2 weeks notice via written request.

How to Register

  1. Call us at 206-437-3932 or Email us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com for more information, availability, and to reserve your spot.
  2. Please read our remote learning program information & handbook carefully before you register as it contains important information, policies, and procedures related to our remote learning program.

SIGN UP ONLINE:

Half-Day (2 days a week)
Full-Day (2 days a week)

SIGN UP BY VIA OUR REGISTRATION FORM

  1. Call us at 206-437-3932 or Email us at emeraldcitykarate@gmail.com for more information, availability, and to reserve your spot.
  2. Please read our remote learning program information & handbook carefully before you register as it contains important information, policies, and procedures related to our remote learning program.
  3. Download and complete the registration form.
  4. Submit the registration form to Emerald City Karate by attaching the form with an email, mail, or drop it off at Emerald City Karate.
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 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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