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 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

Academic All Star Challenge

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.

details on start date and the kick off party coming soon


Salmon Days

Saturday October 3rd

March in the parade with Sensei Ken and the Xtreme Tricks demo team!