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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Seattle, WA.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Alpha Martial Arts

Alpha Martial Arts is an MMA dojo located in Seattle, Washington that was founded in 2001 with a dedication to help improve the lives of the members of their community. They are a Black Belt School that trains their students to not only defend themselves, but to become outstanding members of their community. Alpha Martial Arts teaches many forms of martial arts including American Kenpo Karate. Classes are taught with the underlying themes of self-discipline, honesty, determination, compassion, and self-reliance.

Seattle, WA (206) 528-3737


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Chuan Tao Kung Fu

Chuan Tao Kung Fu, located in Renton, Washington, teaches a form of Shaolin martial arts that was created in 495 AD. It is one of the only remaining styles of Kung Fu around today that was founded back in the time of the Shaolin Masters. Students at Chuan Tao Kung Fu are expected to maintain their code of conduct which states that they must treat fellow students and instructors with great respect, that they must not display their teachings outside of class, and that students maintain the knowledge of previous lessons.

Renton, WA (425) 255-3320


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Emerald City Karate

Emerald City Karate, located in Seattle, Washington, was established in 2008 by Tobey Stansbury. Tony lived in Japan while studying traditional karate-Do. He had a goal to create a place with a positive atmosphere where his own students could learn the same lessons and techniques that he acquired while studying abroad. Emerald City Karate offers several adult and kids programs, as well as women’s self-defense courses and birthday parties and summer camps.

Seattle, WA (206) 437-3932


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Fairwood Martial Arts

Fairwood Martial Arts, located Renton, Washington, was established in 1995 by husband and wife John and Ricki Kay. John Kay earned his blackbelt in 1974, and has since been teaching martial arts to students around the Puget Sound area. Fairwood Martial Arts teaches many forms of martial arts including Shotokan karate, Judo, Aikido, boxing, Vovinam, and Tai Chi Chuan. They also provide karate boot camps, kickboxing cardio workouts, and women’s self-defense courses.

Renton, WA (425) 255-8144


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International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy

International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy, located in Seattle, Washington, was founded as a way for Master Chang, Dr. Lu, and Wu-Na to teach their form of internal martial arts to local students and the community as a whole. They strive to ensure their facility is a place where their students can learn the value of tradition, and where they learn to take training seriously. International Wudang Internal Martial Arts Academy teaches many forms of martial arts including Qi-Gong, Wudang sword, Sanda, and more.

Seattle, WA (206) 498-6360


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Ivan Salaverry Mixed Martial Arts

Ivan Salaverry Mixed Martial Arts was founded by Ivan Salaverry in Seattle, Washington. Ivan has competed in the UFC, and is a lifetime martial arts practitioner who has trained alongside some of the most recognized martial artists in the world. There are many programs taught at Ivan Salaverry Mixed Martial Arts including Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, ground & pound, submission wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, and conditioning.

Seattle, WA (206) 652-8381


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Kim's Tae Kwon Do

Kim's Tae Kwon Do, located in Renton, Washington, has garnered a reputation for being one of the premier martial arts schools in the area. They were founded to complete the mission of developing the mind, body, and spirit of each student, and to aid them in overcoming their limitations. Kim's Tae Kwon Do teaches many programs, including traditional Tae Kwon Do, women's self-defense, and other various fitness classes. They also host birthday party events where they bridge the gap between fun and fitness.

Renton, WA (425) 254-3526


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Leading Edge

Leading Edge, located in Renton, Washington, was founded with the goal to become an alternative to standard fitness programs and self-defense classes. Their programs have been specially designed to foster the growth of a student’s muscle mass, improve biomechanics, and to help them get in shape. Leading Edge teaches many classes and martial arts forms including Muay Thai, Jiu-Jitsu, Jeet Kune Do, MMA, kid’s full-circle, and women’s self-defense.

Renton, WA (425) 656-2868


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Lee's Martial Arts

Lee’s Martial Arts is a learning dojo located in Seattle, Washington that was founded with a mission to provide mental, physical, and spiritual growth among their students and community. The programs are designed for both kids and adults. Programs taught at Lee’s Martial Arts consist of kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, and other self-defense forms. Their website has information pertaining to each individual program, as well as class registration and payment information.

Seattle, WA (206) 938-3375


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Mace Martial Arts

Mace Martial Arts, located in Lynnwood, Washington, was founded and instructed by holistic martial arts instructor Dennis Mace. Dennis Mace has a genuine passion for martial arts, and strives to instill that passion into each of his students. Mace Martial Arts teaches many programs such as Bagua Zhang, Taiji Quan, Tai Chi, Xing-Yi Quan, weapons training, self-defense, and Qi-Gong.

Lynnwood, WA (206) 440-9187


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Martial Arts Center

Martial Arts Center is a dojo located in Seattle, Washington that is recognized as one of the premier martial arts schools in the Puget Sound area. They were founded with a goal to share their martial arts experience with students, and to provide guidance and focus in everyday life. Martial Arts center teaches many forms of martial arts, including traditional Tae Kwon Do, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Filipino martial arts.

Seattle, WA (206) 457-4425


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Mat Chess MMA

Mat Chess MMA is a premier MMA gym located in Seattle, Washington that has expert instructors, and the most mat space per student in the area. Their programs have been perfectly designed for students of all ages and skill levels, and can accommodate the advanced martial arts practitioners as well. Programs are taught in both group and private settings, and consist of Jiu-Jitsu, boxing, wrestling, Muay Thai, kickboxing, MMA training, and sparring. The first lesson for a new student is completely free as to help ensure they choose the class that is right for them.

Seattle, WA (425) 457-4947


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Northwest Martial Arts

Northwest Martial Arts is a traditional Japanese dojo located in Woodinville, Washington. The facility was founded with a goal to create an environment where students learn viable self-defense, and are also taught a positive way of life. Their programs were developed to instill in their students the values of honor, integrity, and honesty. Northwest Martial Arts teaches many programs including karate, Aikido, Aikijutsu, Jujutsu, and various kids' classes. They have a dedication to leaving no student behind, and to ensuring each student will truly find themselves on their path to martial arts mastery.

Woodinville, WA (206) 313-4688


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Seattle CRT, LLC

Seattle CRT, LLC, located in Seattle, Washington, has designed their programs to provide both applicable defensive training and authentic martial arts training. They strive to create a comfortable environment so that each student feels welcome, comfortable, and confident in their abilities. Seattle CRT, LLC offers a variety of classes such as Wing Chun, Muay Thai kickboxing, Filipino Escrima, and counter grappling. New students can expect to master the concepts and techniques of martial arts in a relaxed atmosphere of varying intensities.

Seattle, WA (360) 319-1649


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Seattle White Tiger Kung-Fu Academy

Seattle White Tiger Kung-Fu Academy is a martial arts training facility located in Renton, Washington that has the capability and accommodations to train both adults and children. All of the programs offers are designed to help foster the growth of a student’s strength, bone strength, flexibility, Chi, and to promote vitality. Seattle White Tiger Kung-Fu Academy provides a free first class to ensure that a student has chosen a class that is right for them.

Lynnwood, WA (425) 245-8236


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Two Cranes Aikido

Two Cranes Aikido, located in Seattle, Washington, teaches an Aikido form of martial arts that follows the path of the Shingu Lineage. They have an unparalleled dedication to ensuring the facility grows into a vibrant school that is committed to the promotion of peace and harmony. Aikido is a martial arts form that was developed by Morihei Ueshiba, and is a defensive art form that promotes spiritual development.

Seattle, WA (206) 523-5503


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Velocity Taekwondo Center

Velocity Taekwondo Center is a martial arts learning facility located in Kent, Washington where each program was specifically developed to pass on skills to students of all ages. Co-owner David Pelham was certified by USAT as a level two coach, and in 2009, he was the recipient of USAT's Level Two Coach of the Year. Velocity Taekwondo Center teaches various forms of martial arts including traditional Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, and competition Taekwondo. They have had students go on to compete in competitions for various national and international teams.

Kent, WA (425) 656-1239


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West Seattle Karate Academy

West Seattle Karate Academy was established in Seattle, Washington in 1993 with a mission to teach their students how to win a fight. They teach both adults and children, and show them that karate is a lifelong skill that takes the form of a lifestyle rather than a practice. Owner and instructor Kris Wilder has competed in many national and international competitions, and has also trained and worked alongside past champions and Olympians.

Seattle, WA (206) 669-1300


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Yi Sport Tae Kwon Do

Yi Sport Tae Kwon Do has been teaching students in Seattle, Washington for over a decade, and has maintained their high standards of excellence. In the years since their founding, they have trained more competition champions than any other Tae Kwon Dojo in the state of Seattle. Their classes have been specifically tailored to teach students of all ages and skill levels. Yi Sport Tae Kwon Do considers it an honor to train their students to become caring and conscientious members of society.

Seattle, WA (206) 850-9449


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