In order to train with us there are a number of items that you will need. First and foremost, you will require a gi, or a karate uniform. Students in the Sports and Fitness class may borrow a gi from the equipment issue window in the IMA. However, club members must purchase their own gi. As you continue to train with us you will also need to purchase hand pads and a mouthgaurd, in order to safely participate in any sparring done during training. Finally, it is important for all club members to own a personal copy of Karate-do Kyohon, written by Gichin Funakoshi.

One option for purchasing this gear is to shop at When you shop online at Amazon (following the link on this page) 4% of your total purchase goes to SKA at no additional cost to you. Here are some quick links to the key items you will need:

Gi | Hand Pads | Mouthguard | Karate-Do Kyohan

There are also a number of martial arts supply websites, such as the folowing:
Century Martial Arts
Karate Supply

If you prefer to go to a physical store and see the items which you are about to purchase, we suggest going to Seattle Martial Arts Supplies, located in the International District.