Alpha Martial Arts has 2 great Seattle neighborhood locations to serve you! Celebrating it’s 12th year, AMA Byrant is 1 block North of the University Village. Our newest dojo, AMA Capitol Hill, is 2 blocks East of Trader Joes.

Located in Seattle, Washington Alpha Martial Arts is dedicated to helping people improve their lives through martial arts. We are a Black Belt School developing students that are not only physically fit and can defend themselves, but who are, most importantly, outstanding members of the community. We achieve this by teaching life skills through blocking, […]

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Alpha Martial Arts provides safety presentations and workshops as a community service for groups in Seattle.

April 2, 2010

Alpha Martial Arts provides safety presentations and workshops as a community service for groups in the Seattle including, preschools, K-12 schools, colleges, brownies, girl scouts, cub scouts, boy scouts, church groups, businesses & non-profits. Presentations can be tailored to your group’s specific needs, space & time requirements. Safety topics include: Stranger Danger / No-Go-Yell-Tell Bully-Proof […]

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Let the Alpha Martial Arts Demo Teams (AMA Wolfpack & AMA Blackout) fire up your next event!

April 2, 2010

Let the Alpha Martial Arts Demo Teams fire up your next event! Our Junior Demo Team, AMA Wolfpack, is made up of local students ages 6 & up. Our Senior Demo Team, AMA Blackout, is made up of local students & staff ages 15 to 17.  Both teams have performed at big & small community […]

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Coach’s Corner: Calories Are Complicated

November 18, 2014

Because we live in a very harmful “diet” culture, I need to discuss calories. The way most people understand it, weight loss is a matter of basic math: burn more calories in the gym than calories eaten and the weight will come off. I am here to say that this is inaccurate. If only the […]

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Women’s Blog #4 – Half the Battle

November 13, 2014

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it” – Helen Keller   A big incentive for my dad when I joined karate was my personal safety.  At 8, I thought nothing of that.  I just wanted my giant gi pants to fit and wanted to be allowed […]

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Coach’s Corner: Breathing Basics

November 11, 2014

If you’re reading this now, you’re obviously breathing—but what if I told you there’s a good chance you’re doing it wrong—or in better words, inefficiently—no matter if you’re reasonably fit or otherwise? A good majority of people chest-breathe, which is shallow and doesn’t maximize oxygen intake. We might do this because our breathing style is […]

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Women’s Blog #3 – You Can Do It

November 5, 2014

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”  -Eleanor Roosevelt   […]

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Coach’s Corner: Get Real (with Food)

November 4, 2014

Today’s tip is simple: just eat real food. #108094820 / gettyimages.com Because it will make you feel better. Because it will give you more energy. Because it will enhance the work you put into the gym tenfold. If you’re not very health-conscious with your nutrition now and you think you “feel just fine, thank you […]

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Women’s Blog #2 – Role Models

October 29, 2014

I watched my brother do karate for 5 or 6 months before I ever joined.  I sat on the sidelines and did my homework.  I remember Sensei Scott and Ethan teaching class.  I remember a Josh, I remember white gis, and I remember my brother always being in the front row.  He copied everything Sensei […]

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Coach’s Corner: Water, the Source of Life!

October 28, 2014

I didn’t think to discuss water at first because it seems so obvious. It’s common knowledge that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day. Knowledge is one thing, of course, and practice is entirely different. There are some people who really, really don’t like water, so drinking enough is a burdensome task. […]

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Monday Miyagi – Matters of Great Concern

October 27, 2014

Hagakure, Chapter 1, Continued… The Hagakure is a slow read with lots of information to digest. “Among the maxims on Lord Naoshige’s wall there was this one: ‘‘Matters of great concern should be treated lightly.” Master lttei commented, “Matters of small concern should be treated seriously.”” I reread this maxim and Master Ittei’s comment several […]

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