Connect to your inner power at NW School of Karate

“Karate is empowering,” says Greg Sommers-Herivel, Sensei and owner of NW School of Karate in Burien. “I love to see students reconnect to their power.”

Although a martial art, Karate offers much more than just self defense. Practiced in a supportive and community focused dojo, Karate provides conditioning, self discipline and confidence. Class sessions also provide a wonderful release in today’s stressful world; you might even say it’s therapeutic.

Greg has over 15 years of experience in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu and holds a holds a second degree black belt (nidan) in this practice. He started as an assistant instructor in the Northwest School of Karate shortly after he joined.  He has been a principal instructor at the NWSK since 2005.

NW School of Karate is celebrating it’s third anniversary under Greg’s skilled leadership. Offering evening classes three days week on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, they also offer afternoon options on Saturdays.  Classes welcome all ages and skill levels. As Greg says “ students learn from and support each other,  we are not really competition focused. Our goal is to have a supportive and safe environment fostering inspiration and collaboration.”

All classes are conducted at the Highline Athletic Club which offers a clean and convenient environment with additional amenities such at lockers and changing rooms you may not find in other facilities. Prices are affordable, with the first session offered free off charge to ensure that students have the opportunity to see if NW School of Karate is a good fit for them.

Currently, the school is enrolling new students as they embark on 2020 and seek to grow the solid class base. Would you like to strengthen your core and improve coordination? All while enjoying both anaerobic and aerobic exercise? You can do that all, while arming yourself with powerful self defense techniques and well-honed mental and physical discipline. Why not take advantage of a free class and see if NW School of Karate is right for you? You can call or email with any questions, but drop-ins are welcome at any regularly scheduled class time. It couldn’t be easier. With nothing to lose and so much to gain, why not give them a try and reconnect to your power in 2020.


    • Mon 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30
    • Tue 6:30-7:30 (sparring class)
    • Wed 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30
    • Thu 5:30-6:30 and 6:30-7:30 (kata class, permission only)
    • Sat 11:00-12:30


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