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Online Karate Training
Livestream Karate Classes

Train with the Senseis. Join in on live, online group karate training sessions at the Washington Karate Ballard Dojo. Classes are available for all levels from beginner through advanced.

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Remote School Program
In-Person Childcare

In-person childcare program offering Full-Day (7AM-6PM) or Half-Day (7AM-1PM or 1PM-6PM) options. Students bring their device, our qualified staff will assist them with logging in to their remote school platform and provide supervision and tutoring. Karate class is included.

Limited space is still avalable.

Traditional Karate Training
Limited In-Person Classes Have Resumed

Traditional karate training has been our bedrock program at the Washington Karate Ballard Dojo since the WKA opened its doors in 1966. Generations of karate students have trained with us and continue today. Classes are available for all levels from beginner through advanced. Family discount applies.

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After School Program
Enrolling Now for SY21-22

This program will resume once Seattle Public Schools begins in-person classes. For a supervised, academically-oriented in-person childcare and karate program, see our new Remote School Program.

Transportation available from select Seattle schools. Space is limited. Family discount applies.

Monday - Friday
2:00 - 6:00 PM

2021 Karate Summer Camps
Enrolling Now

Seattle summer camps. Space is limited.

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

  • Week 1: July 5-9
  • Week 2: July 19-23
  • Week 3: August 2-6

Washington Karate Programs

Karate Training

Now offering online karate classes! Appropriate for all levels, adults, and children ages 6 and up. The standard Karate program has been our core program since 1966. Beginners through advanced levels may participate in all classes except for those requiring instructor permission.

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After School Program

Appropriate for elementary and middle school-age children. The Washington Karate After School Program began in 2004 and is the most popular after school karate program in Seattle. Transportation is available from Seattle satellite schools to the Washington Karate Association. Light snack is provided, supervised study area, and karate class.

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Kinder Karate

Appropriate for children ages 3-5 years. An excellent introduction to the karate environment through games and activities that enhance physical coordination, mental focus, and the ability to follow directions. Prepares children for participation in the main Karate program.

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Summer Karate Camps

Appropriate for karate and non-karate practitioners alike, ages 5-14 years old. Our highly-popular, week-long summer camps fill up quickly. The Washington Karate Summer Camps are weeklong, all-day camps with activities throughout the day, ranging from hikes and park visits to artistic and special martial arts activities. Hours are 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM. Children may enroll for multiple camps.

Summer 2020 Camps:

  • Week 1: July 13-17
  • Week 2: July 27-31
  • Week 3: August 10-14
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Self-Defense Seminars

Appropriate for adults. These seminars focus on the fundamentals of self-defense, including situational awareness, hands-on evasion tactics, defensive techniques, and self-defense scenarios.

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