We are pleased to announce the great success of our team members at the Saito Karate Do Classic! Many students competed and won medals at this event, which was hosted by our friends at Mendonca Academy of Martial Arts. This
Thank you for everyone that has already registered for the Yoshida Cup – NW Classic Karate Tournament. This is an exciting, record breaking event for our dojo and our Karate community. People are signing up in huge numbers and the
JKF Northwest is excited to announce the 2015 NW Classic will be held Sunday March 15, 2015 at Mt Hood Community College. This continued partnership with Mt Hood Community College has provided a great venue for our event that is
Hombu Dojo Competition Team members travel to Northern California for a very high level tournament. This tournament, hosted by our friend Sensei Mary Crawford, allowed these competitors to get high level experience as they prepare for National Championships in Reno,
Kata – or formal exercises – is the second phase of the black belt test. Each student must demonstrate advanced kata with precise timing, power, and technique.
Within Japan Karate Federation, membership in the Black Belt Society or ‘Yudanshakai’ is a very special honor. Admitting new members into this group is based on much more than just physical skill. Typically it happens just once or twice per
Thanks to Sensei Yoshida’s connections with Sanyo Corporation, we have two wonderful items to raffle off at the Tournament this year. Tickets are affordable and all proceeds from the raffle support travel and expenses for students traveling to tournaments. Buy
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber wrote a beautiful letter to athletes and coaches visiting Oregon for the Northwest Classic. Please click the link below to read the letter. Besides welcoming everyone to Oregon, the Governor gives a special ‘shout out’ to
Under the leadership of Sensei Igaki and other dojo leaders, our Hombu Dojo (headquarters school) competition team had great success at their first tournament of 2014 today. This team is open to anyone willing to make the commitment. Extra practice,
Calling all Brown Belt Students! Come out for this important training prior to the promotion this Saturday, Nov 23, 2013. This training is a special priority for Yoshida Sensei as he works to develop our next generation of Black Belt
Each Karate class at our school is slightly different. We are lucky to have many talented, experienced instructors and each have their own personal style of teaching. However, the overall curriculum is primarily composed of these three major components: 1.
Hello everyone! Black Belt testing is one of the most important and exciting events of the dojo year. This is a special time for the candidates, and all the other students that have trained along side them on the journey.