About Us

Welcome to NWSMA, a Stanwood martial arts school!

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Location: The Masonic Hall of Stanwood, 27205 102nd Ave NW, Stanwood, WA 98292. Please use the door on the south side of the building (closest to SR 532).

Contact: Call the number below and ask for Sensei Eastbury. Email us via the “Send Us an Email” tab above, or follow us on Twitter @NWSMA.Phone number

Schedule: Our current class schedule includes 5 days/week. We share the space with the Masons and occasionally cancel classes. Please call ahead to make sure we are open on the day you wish to visit! Limited private classes are also available.

Tuition Prices: Price sheet available here. All prospective students are welcome to come watch and/or try a class for free before signing up.

Tuition is generally non-refundable. Monthly tuition rates depend on the student’s age and number of classes they will attend per week. We offer family discounts, pro-rating, and discounts for paying in advance. WE DO NOT REQUIRE CONTRACTS (and we don’t believe in them).



Mission Statement: We teach because we believe that martial arts mind-body discipline is a path to a fitter self and a more confident self. From energetic youth who want to fly high and kick, to teens who need a confidence boost, women who need vital self-defense skills, and adults who want fitness, discipline, and a mental challenge: we welcome ALL students at Northwest School of Martial Arts!

Community Matters: We are a community-minded, family-friendly martial arts school. We have been serving the Stanwood, Washington area since 1988. Currently partnered with the Stanwood Freemasons Society, we teach from the Stanwood Mason Hall. We believe in supporting local businesses and community associations.

NWSMA instructors teach with genuine enthusiasm for martial arts and a passion for making a difference in people’s lives. Our chief instructor, Sabumnim/Sensei Doris Eastbury, has over 25 years of martial arts experience. 

Educational Philosophy: Available on Pinterest. (Yay, Pinterest!)

We Teach: Seito Shito-ryu Karate, Chung Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do, and Modern Arnis. Our martial arts programs all focus equally on self-defense, traditional techniques, physical fitness, and mental discipline.


Sabumnim-Sensei checks a student’s stance for correct posture.

Through martial arts mind-body discipline, we teach leadership and interpersonal skills to our youth. We emphasize non-violence, self-respect, and building habits of excellence. We encourage students to work hard, be humble, and display good teamwork and indomitable “Black Belt Attitude.”

How long does it take to get a black belt in one of our styles?

For answers to FAQs about joining NWSMA, check out this post.



Site Administrator: The site is maintained by Sensei Yudanjanim Caitlin. She has been with NWSMA since 2002. She is a senior instructor, school manager, and lifetime student of the martial arts. She holds a 1st degree black belt in ITF Tae Kwon Do and a 2nd degree black belt in Chung Moo Kwan Tae Kwon Do.

Book Selfie

Sensei/YDN Caitlin with some of her summer reading!

Welcome to NWSMA! :D

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