After the devastating death of our sensei, Sue Young, several students gathered together on a number of occasions to deal with our loss. Sharing tears, memories and stories, led us to the inevitable question—what’s next?
Four of us, all sandans (third degree black belts) and the highest ranking students currently training, sat down together to begin answering that very question. The result of that and many more discussions, is what we have today, Central Washington School of Karate, Inc.
We were determined to continue to provide an education for our current student population, but none of us felt that we could run a school in Ellensburg as a profitable business capable of supporting ourselves and our families. As we were all the same rank, no one felt comfortable claiming to be the sole leader of little school and agreed to share the the responsibility teaching those who wished to continue. We are still a work in progress, but in the few short weeks we have renewed classes, we have gained new students and prodigal students have returned!