Fighting Chance Seattle

Empowerment through martial arts: our dojo offers karate, kickboxing, and self-defense classes to adults and teens.

Our values comes first. We strive to create a safe-space for all of our students to train. We believe in working with each student to achieve their goals. We offer three main classes:

Kickboxing Ryoku, our flagship program, features authentic kickboxing and functional fitness taught within the framework and principles of old school karate.

Teen Martial Arts is our afterschool kickboxing, karate, and self-defense class designed specifically for teens.

Self-Defense for Women is a one-day workshop, a three hour primer on self-protection strategies. This class is "opt in" each student participates to the level of their comfort.

We love working with beginners!

[02/08/17]   Well-meaning, but ultimately sexist, reductive, and patriarchal self-defense offerings for women and girls taught by martial artists are harmful. They are usually (but not always) taught by men. And they are always completely oblivious of rape culture, objectification, and the systems of oppression that create the context for violence against women. Often they reinforce harmful myths and talk down to participants.

Being a martial artist DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU TO TEACH SELF DEFENSE! Muay Thai and BJJ are sports! They teach you nothing about actual self-defense tactics, awareness, and best practices!

If your heart is in the right place, take the time to get educated. And be prepared to listen, to feel uncomfortable, and to have your assumptions challenged. Talk to women. Read material by women. Know the student you are trying to reach!

[02/06/17]   Feb 6, 2017: SNOW DAY | All classes are cancelled today due to the snow. Stay safe and enjoy the evening off. Bring your energy on Tuesday and Thursday for new circuits in Kickboxing Ryoku!

Relationship Agreements

Talking about Relationship Agreements, empowered martial arts, and self-defense with my friend Eri at her book release party.

Jordan Giarratano is joining me from Fighting Chance Seattle dojo to share his experience as a peer editor!

Fighting Chance Seattle: Not your usual dojo.

File Under: The exact opposite of the vibe we are looking for in our dojo.



Saenchai vs. Damien Alamos highlight (61-12)

Fight in 2012. Damien is one of the few foreigner Muay Thai Lumpinee Stadium Champions - captured and defended in 2012.


ชกกับ Damien ที่ฝรั่งเศส (ฝรั่งคนนี้เป็นแชมป์มวยลุมพีนีนะ!)

Iain Abernethy

This is a great off-the-cuff podcast, Iain talking about patience, planning, and his journey as a karateka. When he says impromptu, he means it, this podcast was recorded while Iain was here in Seattle, we got to Kris Wilder's place and Kris just looked at Iain and said, "Hey, come do a podcast" and off they went :)

When I visited my good friend Kris Wilder earlier this year, we sat down and did this impromptu podcast! Listen and download via this link:

Gift Certificates - Self-Defense for Women

Give the gift of empowerment! By popular demand we're selling gift certificates to our 5 Star Self-Defense for Women one-day workshops. Participants can choose which session works best for their schedule :) Gift Certificates - Self-Defense for Women

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Teen Kickboxing Classes (Seattle, WA)
Muay Thai with Jason


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1446 NW 53rd St
Seattle, WA

Opening Hours

Monday 3pm - 9pm
Tuesday 5pm - 8:30pm
Wednesday 3pm - 9pm
Thursday 5pm - 8:30pm
Saturday 10am - 12pm
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