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Sensei Clifton Jackson

The Feather River Recreation and Park District is excited to introduce Sensei Clifton Jackson as the Karate Instructor for FRRPD.

Clifton Jackson is a third degree black belt in Hayashi-Ha Shito-Ryu and has studied this style for 35 years.

He has been teaching for 30 years. 

He has served as head instructor at the Washington Karate Association's Everett and Kirkland Dojos.

Other notable experience includes:

  • Weapons instructor at the WKA's Kirkland dojo
  • Instructor at Everett and Edmond's Community College
  • Founded Northwest School of Karate in 1992
  • Gold medalist in international competition
  • National Karate Judge


Assistant Instructor: Bryce Keeney

"Like many I took my first Karate class as a child. In 2016 I began training with Sensei Jackson and this is when my passion for Karate began to flourish and blossom.  I am honored to be able to assist with helping others on their own Karate journey. I look forward to seeing you in class and sharing my experience and  passion for Karate with you."

Inter. / Adv.Tuesday6:00p-7:00p
Inter. / Adv.Wednesday6:00p-7:00p
Inter. / Adv.Saturday11:00a-12:30p

Beginner Karate: Focuses on developing strong basic skills and an introduction to dojo etiquette. Beginner karate will teach karate terminology and basic stances. We will also focus on behavior in the home (for children) and developing friends.

Intermediate Karate: Continues to build on the foundation gained from beginner karate. Intermediate karate will learn two more stances, free sparring techniques and one step-kumite.
Tenno Kata and Chino Kata are added as well as beginning to learn the Heian family of kata

Advanced Karate: focuses on building strong basics skills and developing focus, attention to detail, kumite skills and kata. In karate each lesson builds upon the last. We will review basic skills while learning new ones.

Click Here to check karate class availability and/or to register for classes online

If the program that you are interested in signing up for is listed as FULL, please add your contact info to the waitlist.