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Emerald City Karate, Greenwood, Seattle

 World class martial arts instruction for children and adults right in your neighborhood!

Kids Karate(Ages 4-6)

Kids Karate

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.

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Youth Karate(Ages 7-12)

Youth Karate

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.

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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!

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Special Events

Special Events

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!

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2 week Trial
$29.99

Includes ECK T-Shirt and Belt!

UPDATE ON November 15th

As you might have seen on the news on Sunday, November 15th, Gov. Jay Inslee has ordered broad restrictions and shutdowns for restaurants, theaters, gyms, and all indoor social gatherings in an effort to slow the state’s burgeoning coronavirus epidemic. This is frustrating for us but we need to keep the greater good in mind.

Since martial arts schools are categorized as gyms & fitness activities, our indoor classes will be canceled until December 14th.  Instead, we will be experimenting with outdoor classes and private zoom sessions. We will first try holding these new outdoor classes in our parking lot beside the dojo.  These restrictions will be effective from Midnight (11:59 pm) on Monday.

In-person classes on Monday, November 16 will run as normal indoors at the dojo as this is before the regulations go into effect.
However, starting from Wednesday, our in-person classes will be held outdoors.
Please check this page for more details.

UPDATE ON JULY 21ST

We’re excited to announce that our Summer Camps and in-person evening classes are both in session now.  Our in-person classes are offered on Wednesday evenings.  Monday in-person classes will also be offered starting next week.  Find more information below.

Be sure to reserve a spot online for these 5 Student Max classes ahead of time.  Registration information is attached to our weekly cyber-dojo email.

We will be keeping our zoom classes running as scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Our process of returning to in-person classes will feature both in-person and virtual classes and our schedule will likely change as we gauge interest and manage our safety requirements.

In-Person Class Schedule:

Every Monday & Wednesday 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Little Dragons
5 PM – 5:30 PM: Youth White – Orange
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Youth Blue – Green
6:30 PM – 7 PM: Brown & Black Belt Prep

UPDATE ON JUNE 22ND

King County was approved to move to Phase 2 on Friday, June 19th and we have decided to offer limited in-person classes starting on July 1st.  Registration information is attached to our weekly cyber-dojo email.

Attention:  Please note that you will need to register for class each day you plan on attending in order for us to ensure we keep our classes to 5 people max.

Our indoor in-person classes will start on Wednesday, July 1st.  We will be keeping our zoom classes running as scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.  Our process of returning to in-person classes will feature both in-person and virtual classes and our schedule will likely change as we gauge interest and manage our safety requirements.
In-Person Class Schedule:

Every Wednesday starting on July 1st 

4:15 PM – 4:45 PM: Little Dragons
5 PM – 5:30 PM: Youth White – Orange
5:45 PM – 6:15 PM: Youth Blue – Green
6:30 PM – 7 PM: Brown & Black Belt Prep

UPDATE ON APRIL 2ND

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.

Please make sure you check our website, our Facebook page, our Facebook group regularly, and your email is up-to-date with us.

UPDATE ON MARCH 16TH

Effective Monday, March 16th, Emerald City Karate is suspending all on-site classes for a minimum of 14 days. We hope to be back in action for the week of Monday, March 30th.  However, things may change as we are all facing uncharted territory so please bear with us if unknown circumstances change future plans.  We will continue to serve our community via a ‘cyber-dojo’ for our students to polish their skills at home.

Please make sure you check our website, our Facebook page, our Facebook group regularly, and your email is up-to-date with us.

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!

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Our in person classes will happen outdoors in our dojo parking lot until December 14th due to the new Covid 19 regulations. Our first session was a blast! We have several canopies ready to go in case of bad weather. Dress in regular warm clothes but please bring your belts so you can receive your stripes upon earning them! 🙂
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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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