Traditional Martial Arts Training
Oom Yung Doe - Northgate
The Northgate School of Oom Yung Doe is a Traditional Martial Arts School. We are part of the Oom Yung Doe Kirkland 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which proudly offers the powerful benefits of Traditional Martial Arts to help individuals improve themselves. All our programs, from our Black Belt Courses to our one day seminars and personal coaching programs, are focused around the principle that by building healthier, stronger, more balanced individuals, we also promote a more positive community. Our fully certified instruction team is trained to meet each student, no matter their age, condition, or previous experience, where they are and help them get started on their martial arts journey. Whether you are looking for self-defense, fitness, confidence, accident recovery, stress relief, mental focus, discipline or something else, come in and experience the powerful benefits for yourself!
T R A I N
Any Age, Any Condition
Black Belt Training
Oom Yung Doe offers training from a strong line of instructors from 1st and 2nd Degree Black Belts teaching daily curriculum lessons to 9th Degree Masters teaching specialized programs and training courses. This strong line offers all students access to individuals with over 40 years teaching experience. This offers a rare opportunity for students to access such a deep connection to a true line of knowledge.
One characteristic of being connected to a strong line of knowledge, is that our Black Belt Programs are specially tailored to meet the specific needs of each student from 4 to 84. Movements and lessons are planned to help each student develop to their fullest potential. Students will learn practical, effective self-dense tools while physically developing strength, balance, fitness, and more. Long term practice will also help build mental traits such as discipline, focus, reduced stress, and more. All while connecting to a positive, supportive community.
Black Belt Training
Our Adult Black Belt Training programs teach movement form all 8 of the major martial arts styles as one complete style. This offers a tremendous depth of knowledge and wide variety of movements that will benefit every body type, age, and condition. These powerful martial arts programs are designed so individuals from diverse backgrounds can develop self-defense, fitness, mobility, stress-relief, discipline and more. Our community is welcoming, and supportive of all individuals, even if you've never tried martial arts before.
Black Belt Training
Teens and Tweens
As a group that faces changing bodies and significant social and emotional pressures, the Juniors age group (teens and tweens between 10 and 16 years old) gains tremendous benefit from Traditional Martial Arts. Our Black Belt programs offer a safe space for teens to develop confidence in themselves. Movement for this age group focuses on a balance of Udo/Juijitsu and Kong Su (Tae Kwon Do/Karate), through which Juniors learn to coordinate rapidly growing bodies while developing mental focus, sharpness, and other skills that can improve their academics.
Black Belt Training
Traditional Martial Arts offers an engaging and fun way for young children to build strength, coordination, and awareness of their bodies. Our children's programs are designed to encourage young children, building up their mental strength, focus, discipline, and confidence while also providing an outlet to burn off excess energy. With time and regular practice, children will also develop long term life skills like resiliency, the willingness to take on challenging tasks, team work, and other positive social skills.
Special Training Programs
As part of our non-profit mission, Oom Yung Doe Northgate is people oriented. We believe in making the powerful opportunities and development possible through Traditional Martial Arts training available to everybody, especially individuals or communities that are prone to victimization or marginalization and those who face significant challenges in their daily lives. Oom Yung Doe Northgate specializes in inclusive programming and providing safe spaces for our LGBTQ+ community. Many of these programs are supported in full or in part through the generosity of our community. Contact us or keep reading to learn more about the programs you can support through a one time donation or becoming an investment donor today! Donations of any size matter to the communities we support.
As instructors, we recognize that we all face challenges every day. We all face conditions in ourselves that we are seeking to balance or overcome. Neurodiversity, in any form, adds to these challenges. Through Traditional Martial Arts movement, we provide an inclusive environment where all students can thrive and have the opportunity to recognize what is truly possible for them. Our instructors are trained to teach through the principle of “same human”, which recognizes that while every human is not identical, we all want many of the same things. With this connection, we strive to see every student where they are standing. By allowing students to show us who they are without judging any behaviors as easier to work with, harder to work with, more extreme, or less extreme, we become open to learning and being creative with how we understand and communicate with each other.
Learn in an Inclusive Community
Traditional Martial arts is an all-inclusive space. The challenge is to bring the body and mind into balance. If we are truly to endeavor to achieve this goal, we also endeavor to know ourselves. To know ourselves we face challenges. In facing challenges, we find allies who face the same challenges right alongside us. In challenging ourselves in a setting with others we find a community of people who have similar goals. When a challenge might humble us we can share that experience with others who have also been humbled. In this community where the experience is so deeply shared there is a lack of judgement. Wins and losses are human. We are woman, men, they, xi, Queer, pan, poly, straight, gay, a-sex.. Mostly, we are community, and we are seeking balance, between us and in ourselves.