Koei-Kan Karate-Do is in the HEART (Shin) and MIND (Mu) of all of our Karate programs.

Koei-Kan Karate-Do is an original style of Karate-Do that has been developing in the United States since 1956 with its roots tracing back to Japan, Okinawa and China. Koei-Kan Karate-Do is a practical, effective, and a well balanced martial art with focus on peace and prosperity towards the future. The Bellevue Washington Academy of Koei-Kan Karate-Do was founded in 1991.  

Karate Programs

  • Koei-Kan Karate-Do Program

    • Adults and Teens 16 years and older.

  • Bellevue Karate Kids Program offers both on and offsite classes for select age groups ranging from 3.5 years through 16 years.

    • Pre-Karate(3+, 4s, 5s)

    • Youth (5-11 years old)

    • Early Teen (12-16 years old)


  • Classes 6 days a week.

  • Classes are open to all levels of experience and fitness.

  • Flexible scheduling choices providing students and families with a healthy framework to stay active and committed.

  • Physically active and demanding, come prepared to sweat.

  • Develop at your own pace, with some help from friends.

  • Inclusive, fun and dynamic learning.

  • Positive and constructive learning environment.

What we learn:

  • The primary, secondary techniques, and practical applications of the Koei-Kan Karate-Do System.  Waza (technique), Kata (form), and Kumite (sparring).

  • Strikes, kicks, punches, blocks, dodging, throws, joint locks, and submissions, self-defense, ground work, sparring, body conditioning, and Okinawan weapons forms.  Various methods of practice and application.

  • We develop technique, and we develop the self.

  • Karate practitioners have access to academics and training as it relates to their martial arts practice. Areas covered are kinesiology, massage, meditation, self-care and first aid, physiology and biology, self-defense, martial arts history, Chinese medicine and for those who qualify, instructor training and licensing.

  • Confidence, adaptability, perseverance, grit, work ethic, and toughness.

  • Truth, Honor, Courage, humility, and respect.  Virtues and positive core values.

  • We earn what we learn.

How we learn:

  • Through guidance from our Sensei (teacher).

  • Gather to train karate skills and their application.

  • Practice in groups, with partners and individually.

  • Study of martial arts tradition, history, innovation and evolution.

  • Everyone improves and progresses.  We learn from our mistakes.

  • Whole person development, relationship based learning.  

  • Respect is earned, and courtesy is demanded.