NorthWest Budokan

Martial Arts for the Real World

NWBudokan_Logo_96ISMSKF Fist sm2Welcome to the Northwest Budokan.

The NorthWest Budokan is a member of the ISMSKF with the hombu in Okinawa City, Okinawa and is headed by Master Fusei Kise.
The NorthWest Budokan was founded by 8th Degree Black Belt, Hanshi Jay Gravelle and is based in Everett, WA. Classes are taught at locations in the Mukilteo and Mill Creek area north of Seattle, WA.  Okinawa  Shorin-ryu Matsumura Seito is a very traditional style of karate and is taught with a “Real World” attitude for today’s world rather then tournament style. No long stances or high kicks! We teach a range of traditional aspects; empty hand karate, kata (forms), tuite (self-defense/joint locks), bag work, one steps, kick drills, change body and kobudo (weapons).
 Teaching Self Defense for Kids, Teens and Adults

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What is Self Defense?
Many people think of self defense as a physical response to an attack,
but self defense is really a way to defend yourself though out life.
Learn how to avoid conflict and do everything in your power to stay safe!
“Self-Defense for the Real World.”tm

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WHL 2015 US Division Champions!
WHL 2007 US Division Champions!
WHL 2006 US Division Champions!

WHL 2004 Western Conference Champions!
WHL 2004 US Division Champions!


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