Class Times

5:00pm – 5:45pm

6:00pm – 6:45pm

6:00pm – 6:45pm

5:00pm – 5:45pm



At Northwest Martial Arts we emphasize attitudes and behaviors that kids can apply to everyday life. Our classes inspire confidence, determination and achievement that will carry into adulthood.

Our primary focus is character development. Martial art skills are very useful and fun to practice, but our goal is to help children become responsible, successful and happy adults. We view martial arts as a vehicle for kids to learn about life; how to deal with challenges, overcome obstacles, and how to make better choices. To do this we teach a mix of skills from Aikido, Jujutsu and Karate, focusing on physical fitness, coordination, basic self-defense skills and fun. All of our instructors are CPR and First Aid certified.

We currently offer classes to kids ages 7 to 13.



Brent Yamamoto

brent-looking-awesomeBrent is NWMA’s head kids instructor. Brent has a diverse martial arts background in addition to over a decade of experience working with children. He has based our kids’ curriculum on character building and cross-training principles.

Randy Thompson


Randy holds a 3rd degree black belt in Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido.  In addition to being a talented martial artist, he is a teacher by profession and brings these skills to NWMA’s kids program, which he has helped lead since 2007. Originally from Colorado, he moved to Seattle to train full-time under Koichi Kashiwaya Sensei, the lead instructor for Ki Society in the United States.

Chris Gonzalez

chris-looking-awesomeChris has been training regularly since 2004 and holds the rank of 1st degree black belt in Nihon Goshin Aikido, Kodokan Judo, and Shinsenka Ryu Jujutsu; he is also studying Goshin Ryu Aikijutsu, Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido, and Goju Ryu Karate.  Certified through the United States Judo Association as a Level 2 Coach, Chris has completed various training programs, including the U.S. Olympic Committee’s SafeSport Program, and the CDC’s “Heads Up” Concussion Training.  He has over 10 years of experience teaching classes for kids and adults.