Fighting Chance Seattle

Discover your inner warrior.

Welcome to Our Community

Fighting Chance Seattle is a vibrant community martial arts dojo in Ballard. It is our mission to provide weekly classes and single-day workshops in a safe, unintimidating environment. Adults and teens learn modern kickboxing, old school karate, and realistic self-defense from an instructor with twenty years of experience.

Our students are techies, artists, scientists, gamers, writers, bartenders, desk jockeys, and nerds. They are good people from diverse backgrounds who sweat, fight, and laugh together. There is no Seattle freeze here, we love to introduce beginners to the martial arts.

“The (Self-Defense for Women) workshop gives you the confidence to do whatever it takes to protect yourself… This stuff could potentially save your life. “

Melissa S.

“The environment is super friendly and supportive. I went by myself, not knowing anyone, and I feel completely comfortable. Coming here has helped with anxiety, depression and lack of confidence.”

Rachal B.

“When gym memberships and attempts to work out at home failed, Kickboxing Ryoku gave me the structure, accountability and fun I need to achieve my health goals.”

Anne D.

“Jordan takes to heart seeing his students make progress. He always takes the time to break down the bio-mechanics of each technique as well as the contexts in which they would be relevant.”

Samuel R.

Which Program Fits You?

Meet Sensei Jordan

  • 2nd Degree Black Belt, Tang Soo Do
  • Certified Advanced Instructor, Fighting Chance Self-Defense Association
  • 20 Years Martial Arts Experience
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine
Jordan Giarratano, a Pennsylvania transplant, has lived in the Ballard area since 2011. At 13, Giarratano began studying martial arts and became an instructor at 15—one year before earning his black belt. A self-educated graphic designer and illustrator, Giarratano’s natural leadership and devotion to martial arts lead him to open Fighting Chance Seattle in 2011. A lifelong fan of comic books, he began creating written and visual artwork at a young age. His mission is to empower the community through martial arts, visual art and storytelling, and activism.

Location & Contact Info

1446 NW 53rd St, Seattle, WA 98107
(shared space with Outrageously Fit)

Enter on the right, use the purple door.

Parking lot and street parking available.
One block from the Rapid Ride D Line.

Owner & Head Instructor: Sensei Jordan Giarratano
Phone: 855-200-3656
Email: dojo@fightingchanceseattle.com

Latest Blog Updates

Yoga for Kickboxing Ryoku

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December 2014 Seminars

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Self-Defense Class on Green Lake

Fighting Chance Seattle will offer a free one-hour version of our Self-Defense for Women class, on Green Lake, to help female residents feel empowered and aware when going for a run. The class will be specifically modified for runners. Read More