Welcome to Karate West

The Northwest’s premier martial arts school offering exciting programs for children and adults.

Teaching at Karate West is not our job… it’s our passion.

Offering classes in Issaquah and Mercer Island

Karate West Training Centers are owned by Randy Holeman and Jan Stockton. Their first full-time training center opened in Issaquah in 1989. It had been their goal to build a martial arts school that offered not only an effective self-defense program for children and adults, but also a comprehensive program of personal growth and development. It would be the emphasis on teaching the life skills of leadership, integrity, goal setting, self-discipline and academic excellence, to name a few, that would cause the community to respond.

What's New

Introductory Special for Beginners

A great way to get started in karate. Get started now!

New - Family Bonus Class

Adults and Youth train together
Starting September 19th 2015
Family Bonus Class
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
(this replaces the 9 AM and 10 AM bonus classes)

New Life Skill Tee Shirts

Our new Life Skill shirts are now available for order.

Life Skill

Check out what your child is learning this month.

Upcoming Events

March in the Salmon Days Parade

Saturday October 3rd 2015

March in the parade with Sensei Ken and the Karate West Demo team!
Color and write your name on the foot print, cut it out and bring it to the dojo

Salmon Days Foot 2015
Copies at the front desk as well

Parade Map 2015

Academic All Star Challenge

Challenge Starts September 21st 2015

School teachers tell us that our Academic All Star program
has inspired kids to do much better in school with improved homework,
study habits and focus.

Kick off is Sept 14 & 15th.

Academic All Star 2015
Contracts are available at the front desk as well.

Jared Thomas Memorial Shudokan Karate Tournament for Higher Education

Saturday October 24th 2015