Dojo Schedule

Notable Holidays (No Practice)


Tuesday and Thursday:


Jing Mei Elementary School Gym
12300 Main St
Bellevue, WA 98005



Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue
209 100th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004

Class FAQ

At what age should I enroll my child in karate classes?

We recommend enrolling your child in karate classes when they are able to actively listen and follow instructions while maintaining respect for the class environment. Our classes are suitable for students as young as 6 years old, and parents are welcome to participate alongside them if they choose.

Why should I do karate?

Kicking and punching aren't the only things we teach in class. We focus on nurturing confidence and excellence in all aspects of life. Our traditional Japanese Karate dojo places a strong emphasis on values like respect, humility, and personal development.

How much commitment is required? Will I be expected to participate in tournaments?

Participation in tournaments is entirely optional. Many of our students find fulfillment in the sense of community that comes from practicing karate together. We believe in creating an environment that encourages personal growth and camaraderie without obligatory tournament involvement.

Do you offer trial classes?

Yes, we provide a complimentary trial class for individuals interested in firsthand experience with our karate program. This offers an excellent opportunity to familiarize yourself with our teaching style, facilities, and community ethos before making any commitments. To inquire about a trial class, complete the contact form and mention your request for a trial class in the "other" section.

How do I sign up?

Our 2024-2025 class availability is reaching capacity. Please complete the contact form to express your interest. If current class slots are full, we will add your name to our waitlist and notify you as soon as an opening becomes available.

What is "Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu"?

Hayashi-Ha Shitoryu-Kai is a prominent style of Shito-ryu karate developed and founded by Teruo Hayashi in Osaka, Japan in 1970. The broader style of Shito-ryu is a style of Karatedo founded by Kenwa Mabuni, an Okinawan police officer and martial arts master, in 1934. It combines the strong stances and power of styles like Shorin-Ryu and Shotokan with the circular movements, breathing techniques, and both hard and soft elements of styles like Goju-Ryu.