At Evergreen Karate, we teach Classical Okinawan Karate.
We build strong bodies and strong minds one student at a time. Along with learning karate, students will learn new things about themselves. They learn self confidence, discipline, honor and self defense by studying Shudokan karate-do. And we have a blast doing it.
The focus of our school is the "Do" in karate-DO (pronounced "Doe"), which is the way to live, think, and act. These morals help to build a strong community. As we grow and practice together hopefully we can follow Gandhi's advice when he said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world."
Among other things, students will learn to set and achieve goals. The self confidence and focus that karate ka (karate students) develop allow them to excel in academics. In order to achieve the black belt rank in our dojo, you must have at least a 3.0 GPA.
Evergreen Karate as a "Life Skills School" is owned and operated by George and Magdalena Ahearn. Their mission is to be a positive influence on young minds. Evergreen Karate's philosophy is that they are teaching future business leaders, employees, and civil servants. They are often asked by their students to write letters of recommendation for scholarships, Boy Scouts, and for an individual's first employment opportunity. Happily they accept this responsibility because they know they have been witness to each individuals growth, and can attest without reservation to one's character and countenance.
Magdalena has over twenty years experience in martial arts, with the last decade been focused on her teaching of others, and her training. She holds the rank of Yondan, or fourth degree black belt, and is a Biology major and research scientist at the University of Washington.
George, has over ten years experience in karate, holds the rank of Sandan, or third degree black belt, and earned his Graduate studies from the University of Washington for Executive Masters in Health Care Administration in 2005. George is also a Registered Nurse.