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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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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I got some super confused looks…

October 22, 2014

When Mr. Herrman asked me to start a blog, I was excited for the opportunity to be held accountable for doing research related to the martial arts and sharing it.  When I sat down and actually tried to start writing, it took me three hours to come up with the first word.  I knew what […]

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Coach’s Corner: Meet the Coach

October 21, 2014

Five years ago, if you had told me I was going to get into mixed martial arts as a hobby and then become a full-time fitness trainer, I would have called you crazy. I used to think only life-long athletes could be fitness professionals. I hated P.E. as a kid because I was too clumsy […]

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October POWerful Word – RESPECT – Week 4

October 20, 2014

We all have people who we look up to and admire. We respect them because of who they are and what they do. Who are some people you’ve read about or heard about who you admire and respect– and what makes you respect them so much (i.e. world leaders, famous athletes)? There are also people […]

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Mr. Tom Callos – Guest Instructor

October 20, 2014

During the first week of October we hosted Mr. Tom Callos. Mr. Callos has been training and teaching in the martial arts his entire life. He is a 7 degree black belt in Taekwondo, brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and father of Keenan Cornelius, the top jiu-jitsu fighters in the world right now. He travels […]

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Monday Miyagi – Hagakure: Hidden by the Leaves

October 20, 2014

I have begun reading Hagakure as part of a renewed study in “Bushido” — the way of the warrior. Hagakure is translated as “Hidden by the Leaves” or “In the Shadow of Leaves” and is a practical and spiritual guide for samurai warriors. It was written by Tsuramoto Tashiro from his conversations with the samurai […]

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