Washington Karate Association

Ballard (206) 784-3171
Bellevue (425) 641-8123
Tacoma (253) 589-6924

Welcome to the Washington Karate Association

The Washington Karate Association (WKA) is one of the most renowned schools in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, more accolades have been awarded to WKA Instructors, Athletes and Students representing the sport than any other school in the United States. We are also represented by thousands of excellent students, professionals, and community leaders whose Karate experience has remained an integral part of their lives.

The technical expertise and fine discipline of our Organization is well known. Consistent success and a tradition of excellence has been our hallmark for over 40 years. Founded by Julius Thiry (Shihan) in 1966, we continue to enjoy his elite level instruction and oversight. WKA instructors are of the highest caliber and have been lauded on every level within the art and sport.

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