A member of the American Shudokan Association, our program is a traditional Okinawan style of karate, teaching basics, forms and applicable self-defense techniques. Our lineage follows the founder Kanken Toyama, Walter Todd and Hanshi Morris Mack.


Lil’ Dragon Karate – Ages 4-6

Our students work on karate basics including kicks, blocks and strikes at a pace just right for preschoolers and kindergarteners. Other physical focuses are: coordination, balance, and learning left from right. Life skills are an equal part of the program with focus on following directions, being respectful of elders, cooperation and being a good sport.

Youth Karate – Ages 7-12

Karate basics are taught to include kicks, blocks, and strikes and forms (katas) are performed at all ranks. Games are played in class to incorporate physical skills of balance, coordination, and to work on precise movements. We use karate techniques to promote good sportsmanship as well as healthy competition to encourage skill development.

Teen/Adult Karate – Ages 13+

60 minute classes allow time to work on basics, partner work, and kata (forms). Our adult instructors are laser focused on safety and very skilled at adjusting technique as needed for past injuries or other limitations while still producing excellent technique. All curriculum is the same as our youth classes, just done at an adult pace.

Current Karate Student Schedule

Lil’ Dragons (4-6yrs old)

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday 4:30 – 5:15pm
  • Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 5:15 – 6pm

White Belt:

Youth (7-12yrs old)

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:30 – 5:15pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 5:15 – 6pm

Adult/Teen (13+)

  • Monday/Wednesday/Friday 6 – 7pm

Gold/Orange/Blue (GOB) Belt:

Youth (7-12yrs old)

  • Monday thru Friday 4:30 – 5:15pm
  • Tuesday/Thursday 5:15 – 6pm

All Ages

  • Monday/Wednesday 6 – 7pm (*at Rebekah’s)
  • Friday 6 – 7pm (*at Main Street)

Purple/Green/Yon Kyu Belt:

Youth (7-12yrs old)

  • Monday/Wednesday 5:15 – 6pm (*at Rebekah’s)
  • Friday 5:15 – 6pm (*at Main Street)

All Ages

  • Monday/Wednesday 6 – 7pm

Brown Belt (All Ages)

  • Monday/Wednesday 7 – 8pm

Black Belt (All Ages):

  • Tuesday/Thursday 6 – 7:30pm

Tournament Class (Gold – Black Belt):

  • Monday/Wednesday 5:15 – 6pm

Meet our Instructors

George Ahearn

3rd Degree Black Belt, Owner

Sensei George has been training in martial arts for over 20 years. He holds an Executive Masters in Health Care Administration and a BS in Nursing, both obtained from the UW. In addition to owning EKJJ, he owns West Infusion Nurses’ Network LLC. A healthcare company that employs Registered Nurses in Washington and Idaho to treat people with autoimmune and rare genetic disorders in their home. His passion, however, is in helping others. He began a nonprofit called EastWest Food Rescue in which he and his team moved 8 million+ pounds of food in 18 weeks! George continues to serve the food rescue and help our State and Region during times of disaster through connecting people in need. He is married with three daughters. 

Anjelica Rivera

3rd degree black belt – Head Karate Instructor

Sensei Anjelica began karate under Hanshi Mack in Yakima, WA at just 6 years old. Through the Yakima School of Karate, Anjelica competed in local, district, national, and international tournaments. In 2013, she traveled to Australia to compete with Team USA as the only female selected from Washington State. She joined Evergreen Karate and Jiu Jitsu in the winter of 2017, as she is currently a student at University of Washington, Bothell. Now a second degree black belt, Anjelica loves teaching because it’s a way for her to give back after everything her past Sensei’s have taught her and to honor Hanshi Mack’s memory. She also enjoys knowing her students can properly defend themselves should the need arise.

Jason Padvorac

2nd degree black belt – Karate Instructor

Sensei Jason first started training with Evergreen Karate’s original Sensei, Fulicanelli Chavez in 1995. After a long break, Sensei Jason is back to training and teaching now that his daughters are old enough to train with him.  Sensei Jason has a background in computer programming and bioengineering, and works as a researcher and teacher of community-based sustainable-ecosystem food and medicinal gardening. He enjoys going on foraging walks with his family, and taking care of the family’s chickens, ducks, and quail. His favorite thing about teaching karate is finding ways to help each of his students grow into leaders!

Want to set up a free trial class?

Contact Us

Address: 10121 Main St. Bothell, WA 98011

Call: 425-686-0411

Email: info@evergreenkarate.com

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