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Tom Abbott reviewed Karate West
5
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The best instructors, and programs available. Karate West is the gold standard for martial arts training for all ages and abilities.

Nolberto Parra reviewed Karate West
5
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Excellent school, totally earned my respect. Highly recommended!

Tim Heiner reviewed Karate West
5
via Facebook

Karate West has been my dojo for more than 20 years. The leadership and integrity are, in a word, Excellent. Domo Ariagato.

Ionut Ciprian Gradinaru reviewed Karate West
5
via Facebook

Great school, the kids have a lot of fun and the instructors are very serious. When you see a kid with a black belt you know they worked a lot to reach there.

Laura-Maria Wood reviewed Karate West
5
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I knew nothing about martial arts when our sons started training at Karate West almost 5 years ago (they were ages 4y and 8y). In fact I thought it might make them fight.
But now I’m so glad we gave it a try! They have learned leadership skills and how to stand up to bullies (without fighting). They’ve learned about healthy life style and goal setting.
My shy little boy found his confidence and my busy little boy found his focus. We’ve also made some awesome friends and the boys have found a passion that keeps challenging them both physically and mentally!

Ashley Conner reviewed Karate West
5
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I went to Karate West as a child and now my two boys are students at the Issaquah Dojo. While Karate West is a large school, they do an amazing job of creating personal connections with the students and parents. I highly recommend Karate West!

Jennifer Colcleaser Jaddi reviewed Karate West
5
via Facebook

Me and my two girls go to Karate West, we couldn’t ask for a better place to supply our girls with a large number of role models.

Michael Carrell reviewed Karate West
5
via Facebook

I attended this school as a teen until I left for college and I can honestly say that Karate West is on of the reasons that I am a successful adult today. This school not only teaches students martial arts but arguably more important are the life skills they show their students. I owe Karate West and it team of amazing teachers and assistants for my success in life.

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Testing - Mercer Island

Belt Promotion Testing Schedule for Mercer Island Students

Tiny Tigers

Tiny Tiger students participate in a test/graduation ceremony in their class at the Issaquah dojo. The Sensei will have the students demonstrate the techniques learned, break boards and award belts and participation medals (for new students) and pose for pictures.

Parents, friends and family are all invited—bring your cameras! Students should register for the test and attend their regular class during testing week.

Little Dragons

Little Dragons testing is an Instructor-led test in class at the Issaquah dojo. Students are not expected to have all of their material memorized. They are expected to put forth their most focused, best effort. Little Dragons will receive test results and new belts at their next class after the test.

Youth

Our Youth students test based on their current rank.  As each rank has different material, the tests are structured to fit the room and the testing material.  All tests for Youth students as held at the Issaquah dojo.


White Belts - Current rank


Yellow Belts - Current rank


Blue/Orange Belts - Current rank


Purple/Green Belts - Current rank


Brown Belts - Current rank


White to Brown Belts - Current rank

Teens and Adults

Our Teen and Adult students test based on their current rank.  As each rank has different material, the tests are structured to fit the room and the testing material.  All tests for Teen and Adult students as held at the Issaquah dojo.


White to Orange Belts - Current rank


Purple to Brown Belts - Current rank


White to Brown Belts – Current rank


Black Belts – testing for new rank

Note:  For Black Belts that are credentialing (having their Ho removed), no registration is necessary.  The Shodan Ho removal ceremony is at 6:00pm on Friday, October 25th.  The 1,000 essay is due to Sampai Karen by Wednesday, October 23rd.

For Nidan and above registration is required.