Northend Karate-Do is a private martial arts
school located in the north end of Tacoma in the Proctor District. Our mission
at Northend Karate-Do is to help our students build a solid foundation for any
Karate-Do can be a potent addition to your life, regardless of athletic ability or personal goals. We provide a personalized environment focused on the development of the skills of the individual in a non-competition dojo setting.
Benefits to those who study karate:
Increased strength, endurance, and flexibility
· Reduced stress and tension for a longer, healthier life
· Improved focus and concentration
Improved coordination and balance
An understanding and confidence in the usage of self-defensive
· Self-discipline to achieve goals in every aspect of life
Members of Northend
Karate-Do are expected to attend a minimum of three classes a week. Classes
cover instruction in karate-do including foundation techniques (stances, kicks,
blocks, strikes), kata, rolls and falls, throws and displacement, self-defensive
holds and releases, and movement. Soft skills are part of the curriculum, such
as breathing, awareness, legal understanding and responsibility, and training
Students who show a desire are given opportunity to learn skills in calligraphy, bonsai, and philosophy.
Advanced students are given opportunity to continue their studies through the addition of techniques that require their developed skills, such as weapon self-defensive techniques, weapon kata, advanced kata, sparring, and multiple attacker self-defense.
All individuals considering becoming a student of the Sensei of Northend Karate-Do are urged to submit a request for an appointment for an interview. In this interview the perspective student is given the opportunity to speak directly with Sensei, visit the dojo, and express why they are interested in pursuing training in this defensive art. Sensei transmits the same material to each class but the method of delivery is specialized to the student demographic.