Karate is mostly an art of striking, although it can be useful for self-defense situations. There are a variety of punches, kicks, knees, elbows and open-hand techniques. There is quite a bit of diversity among karate schools, so some schools may also teach grappling and joint locks.
The schools can generally be split into 3 categories: traditional, modern and sport. Traditional schools focus more on self-development, modern on psychological factors, and sport on exercise and competing. Drilling, forms and sparring are all important parts of training in every school. With strong ties to philosophy, Karate teaches students to be courteous and to have a clear conscience.
Our goal here at NinjaPHD.com is to give you a complete list of the Karate training centers near you so that you can choose the one perfectly fits your needs. If you are have any questions at all, or are having trouble locating a quality facility close to where you live, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help assist you.
Top Online Karate Programs
|Complete Shotokan Karate – full white to black belt series (8 DVDs)||Amazon||What impressed me most was the method of delivery with which Sensei Jon Hodge so casually teaches by|
|Get My Black Belt: by Wado Ryu Karate - 6 DVD Home Study Course||Amazon||If you wish to practice any style of Japanese Karate this series will help with the exceptions of Goju and Uechi ryu|
|Karate For Kids||Amazon||My 9 year-old son just loves this video. There are three levels which include stretches, instruction and practice.|
Karate Classes in Washington
|Aikido Eastside||13410 SE 32nd St||Bellevue||(425) email@example.com|
|Evergreen Karate and Jiu-Jitsu||PO BOX 426||Woodinville||(425) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Karate West Issaquah||5828 221st Pl SE||Issaquah||(425) email@example.com|
|Thompson's Karate Studio||12702 Pacific Ave S||Tacoma||(717) 597-1937|
|Koei-Kan Academy||1910 132nd Ave N.E. Suite #11||Bellevue||(425) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Family Karate Center (FKC)||12011 19th Ave SE||Everett||(425) email@example.com|
|Uko Karate||4560 SE Mile Hill Dr||Port Orchard||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tim Salerno School of Karate Do||1420 Roosevelt #5||Mount Vernon||(360) 428-0111|
|Edgewood Karate Academy||3502 Meridian Ave E||Edgewood||(253) email@example.com|
|West Seattle Karate Academy||9455 35th Ave SW, Ste G.||Seattle||(206) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Minakami Karate Dojo||9871 Aurora Ave N||Seattle||(206) 525-6100||Shihan@Comcast.net|
|Mt. Si School of Karate||400 SE Orchard Dr||North Bend||(425) email@example.com|
|West Plain KAREATE||422 1st Street||Cheney||(509) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Central Washington School of Karate||314 N. Pine||Ellensburg||(509) 925-1091|
|Tri City School of Karate||8508 West Gage Blvd. C-101||Kennewick||(509) 736-1405|
|Northwest Budokan||3631 Federal Ave||Everett||(425) 783-0884|
|Kanthak Karate||16505 SE 1st Street, Suite I||Vancouver||(360) email@example.com|
|Team Evolution MMA||3852 S 66th St||Tacoma||(253) 572-9066||Info@evolutionmartialartsllc.com|
|Alpha Martial Arts - Bryant||2923 NE Blakeley Street (1 block North of University Village)||Seattle||(206) 528-3737|
|Academy Of Brian Johnson||3707 College Street Southeast||Lacey||(360) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Exceed Martial Arts||2806 NE Sunset Blvd - Suite B||Renton||(425) email@example.com|
|The Academy Of Steve Curran Karate & Fitness||3814 North 27th||Tacoma||(253) 759-4262||SteveCurranKarate@comcast.net|
|Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios Northwest Regional Headquarters - Redmond Dojo||8862 161st Ave NE, Suite 107||Redmond||(425) 556-9170||PDucati@zultimate-nw.com|
|Old School Martial Arts Academy||1331 N. Goerig St., Suite A||Woodland||(360) 600-5426|
|Fairwood Martial Arts||17138 116th Ave SE||Renton||(425) 255-8144|
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