Fairwood Martial Arts proudly serving Renton since 1995

Fairwood Martial Arts has Classes in Renton, Perfect for Kids, Teens, and Adults Martial Arts Lessons.

Who we Are And why You Should Train Here

Since we’ve opened, we’ve been dedicated to changing the lives of people one person at a time, through martial arts, education and coaching. We strive to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere for all students and family members in . We take pride in creating an environment for individuals to achieve, develop and succeed in their personal goals.

We strongly believe that martial arts can be for everyone, regardless of age, gender or experience levels. Throughout all of our programs, students will not only learn the necessary skill sets to protect themselves, we stand behind our realistic and practical approach, confident it will enable every member to achieve greatness and live their best life..

Get To Know Our World Class Instructors

Sensei Tony Kay (Godan 5th Degree)-min

Sensei Tony Kay

Sensei Tony is a Godan (5th degree black belt) in Cuong Nhu and current head instructor at Fairwood Martial Arts. He has been training in the martial arts over 30 years and started training when he was five years old. He always enjoyed martial arts movies/cartoons as a kid and loved learning the moves from his parents. He still enjoys performing kata, weapons, and grappling. He took over Komoku-ten Dojo in 2018 after his parents retired from teaching. He has a Master’s Degree in education and has been teaching 1st Grade for 8 years in the Kent School District. When he is not at the dojo, he enjoys spending time with his wife and son doing various outings to sporting events, family gatherings, and enjoying the outdoors.
Sense Blake Allen (Sanda-3rd Degree)-min

Sensei Blake Allen

Sensei Blake is a third degree black belt and has been training at Fairwood Martial Arts since 2004 when he was 13 years old. He has a Master’s degree in education and teaches middle school history in Federal Way. When he isn’t teaching people how to be awesome at the dojo, you can probably find him travelling around the area hiking, snowboarding, kayaking, building his sword and weapon collection, or planning his next cunning escape to the far corners of the world!

Sensei (Big)John Sommerville (Sandan Third Degree)-2

Sensei John Somerville

Sensei John Somerville (aka Sensei Big John) has been part of Fairwood Martial Arts for over 30 years. Specializes in advanced self-defense including pressure points and joint locks based on traditional Chinese Chi Na style. Also enjoys teaching Kata and advanced applications. Sensei John is an aviation historian and gives lectures at the Museum of Flight and the Historic Flight Foundation. Sensei John mentors students at Raisbeck Aviation High School and provides lectures on the importance of professional communication and acoustics and vibration lectures for the AP-Physics class. Sensei John has also done story time for the first graders at Kent School District.

Sensei Joseph Cordell (Sandan Third Degree)-min

Sensei Joseph Cordell

Sensei Joseph is a Sandan (Third Degree Black Belt) in Cuong Nhu. He has been training for over 20 years in the martial arts. He graduated from Western Washington University with a Master’s Degree in Kinesiology and opened up his own dojo while living there. He enjoys katas, sparring, and judo. While not at the dojo you can catch him training for triathlons and enjoying time with his family.

Sensei Axel (Nidan 2nd Degree)-2

Sensei Axel Adalsteinsson

Sensei Axel Adalsteinsson started in Cuong Nhu in 2001 after being a competitive power lifter for a number of years and looking for a change. He received his black belt in 2010, Shodan in 2011 and his Nidan in 2013. Axel enjoys teaching all aspects of the martial arts including katas, weapons and grappling.

Sensei Ryko Lastimosa (Shodan 1st Degree)-min

Sensei Ryko Lastimosa

Sensei Ryko has trained at Komoku-Ten since he was 9 years old. He is a huge weapon enthusiast and owns over 12 different weapons. With all these weapons he’s very passionate about collaborating with fellow members of Komoku-Ten to create choreographed fight scenes, just like in the movies! Outside of the martial arts he enjoys cooking and baking sweets, playing a wide variety of video games, and watching anime.

Sensei Andrew Hood (Shodan 1st Degree)-min

Sensei Andrew Hood

Sensei Andrew Hood started at Fairwood Martial Arts 18 years ago and the age of 6. Apart from Cuong Nhu, he has also trained in Judo while in high school. While attending Western Washington University he was co-head instructor at a dojo located at the University. He is currently a high school science teacher at Auburn Riverside High School. Outside of karate and work he enjoys anything outdoors such as rock climbing, camping, backpacking, sailing and much more.

Sensei Ryan Chapman (Shodan 1st Degree)-2

Sensei Ryan Chapman

Sensei Ryan began studying karate in April 2010, earning her black belt in 2018. Her favorite thing to do in karate is katas, because it involves both the martial and art aspect of karate. She works in the Kent School District as a paraeducator and girls tennis coach, and also runs the front desk as the Office Manager here at Fairwood Martial Arts. In her spare time she enjoys video games, tennis, & kayaking.

Sempai Dale Jensen

Sempai Dale Jensen is a Brown Belt with 2 black stripes and Black Belt candidate. He has been a student since 2015 and an assistant instructor since 2018, primarily working with our preschool program – Little Ninjas. His favorite area of martial arts is in weapons, with heavy emphasis on bo staff. Before attending Fairwood, Sempai Dale retired from a career in IT, primarily providing internal customer support for Nordstrom.com. Outside of the dojo he enjoys reading a wide variety of topics & genres, cooking/baking, hiking and is a lifelong learner.

Sensei Debbie Jensen-min

Sensei Debbie Jensen

Sensei Mikylah Hunsaker-min

Sensei Mikylah Hunsaker

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