developed by Soke (Grand Master) Teruo Hayashi
Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu is a form of traditional karate. The roots of traditional Karate lay deep in the history and culture of Asia. Its more recent origins can be traced from the island of Okinawa to Japan, where it became systematized for modern use. The art of Karate now has millions of practitioners worldwide.
While Karate is a highly effective means of self-defense, its unique benefits lie in its balanced approach to both physical and mental development. Karate training provides a solid foundation for the development of character, ethics and strength.
The mission of the Magnolia Karate Academy is to provide classical instruction in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu, a style of traditional Japanese Karate; as well as guidance on the ethical use of karate in everyday life.
Announcements & Schedule
Dojo Mid-Winter Break Closure: There will be no children's classes February 16th and 18 due to the Presidents Day holiday. Regular children's classes resume Tuesday, February 19th.
Please note for youth classes only: Magnolia Karate Academy follows the Seattle Public Schools' calendar for closures. There are no youth karate classes on the days that the public schools are closed due to holiday, break or inclement weather.
- For Saturday classes: Magnolia Karate Academy is closed for the following holiday weekends:
- Martin Luther King, Jr., January 19th
- Presidents Day, February 16th
- Easter, March 23rd
- Memorial Day, May 25th
- The Spring Break schedule to be announced.
- Dojo Winner 2011 Parent Map Golden Teddy Award for Camps and Classes See article here.