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Traditional Karate Training
In-Person Classes

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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Online Karate Training
Livestream Karate Classes

Train online 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. Appropriate for established students who have a grasp on beginner karate fundamentals.

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After School Program
Enrolling Now for SY24-25

The Washington Karate After School Program (WKA ASP) is our highly popular afterschool childcare karate program. The WKA ASP schedule follows the Seattle Public Schools calendar and bell times.

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

Monday - Friday
2:00 - 6:00 PM

2024 Karate Summer Camps
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Seattle summer camps. Space is limited.

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM

  • Week 1: July 8-12
  • Week 2: July 22-26
  • Week 3: August 5-9

Self-Defense Workshops

Group seminars providing practical hands-on instruction in self-defense for non-martial artists. No experience required.

No workshops are scheduled at this time. Check back regularly.

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 2023 Camps:

  • Week 1: July 10-14
  • Week 2: July 24-28
  • Week 3: August 7-11
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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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