7 martial arts studios to kick it up a notch in Seattle

Dec 18 2019, 1:24 pm

New Year’s resolutions that revolve around fitness are incredibly common and easy to forget about.

Some want to join a cycling course, others open gym memberships, and if your resolution is to get kickin’, here are seven places to learn martial arts in Seattle:

Ivan Salaverry MMA

 

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Self-titled as “The Northwest’s premiere martial arts facility and team,” Ivan Salaverry MMA has been a Seattle institution for thirteen years. The fully-kitted out gym hosts Jiu-Jitsu, Submission Grappling, Kickboxing, Wrestling, Judo, Boxing, No-gi Grappling, as well as MMA fighting. Although it looks intimidating, the school offers many beginner-friendly courses and is a great one to learn martial arts in Seattle.

Location: 230 8th Avenue North, Seattle
Phone: 206-652-8381

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The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy

The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy

The International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy was founded by Master Chang and Dr. Lu, who have gathered several forms of martial arts and qigong to come up with their Wudang Martial Arts system. This academy is perfect for those who want to experience traditional martial arts in a modern environment.

Location: 2411 South Walker Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-498-6360

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Emerald City Aikido

Emerald City Aikido

Emerald City Aikido was started by Sensei Joane Veneziano, who wishes to share the joy of Aikido with Seattlites. Courses are separated by adult and kids courses and provide students with skills of self-awareness as well as physical martial arts skills.

Location: 604 19th Avenue East, Seattle
Phone: 206-459-6296
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Budokan Judo Dojo

 

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Operating out of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Washington is the Budokan Judo Dojo. The school teaches students of all ages and skill levels, focusing on everything from the basic throws to pins and breakfalls.

Location: 1414 South Weller Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-294-6089

Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu

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Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu

Sorry fellas, you’ve got to sit this one out. Seven Star Women’s Kung Fu provides martial arts training only to those 13+ who identify as women. The non-profit school builds confidence through both Kajukenbo and self-defense courses.

Location: 525 21st Avenue, Seattle
Phone: 206-720-1046

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Alpha Martial Arts

 

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With three locations in Seattle, there’s an Alpha Martial Arts for all. The school separates adult and children’s courses and offers Kenpo karate, kickboxing, Chaisai Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as self-defense seminars for adults.

Location: 2923 NE Blakely Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-528-3737

Location: 1912 East Madison Street, Seattle
Phone: 206-322-1433

Location: 7555 15th Avenue Northwest, Seattle
Phone: 206-519-6882

Seattle Close Range Tactics

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Seattle Close Range Tactics

Based on Wing Chun Kung Fu, students are taught how to develop speed and adapt to their surroundings for real-world situations. The school specializes in useful self-defense skills that can be used to protect yourself in day-to-day life. They also offer courses in Muay Thai Kickboxing, Counter Grappling, and Filipino Escrima.

Location: 816 North 38th Street
Phone: 360-319-1649

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