Sensei Wilder is wonderful with kids. We've had our child learning at the dojo for the last two years and it is great to see them progress. Kris is kind but firm to the kids and brings them each along at an appropriate pace. His childrens classes have the kids laughing yet learning the entire time (and parents in stitches at his commentary and jokes - like a pixar movie, something for everyone!). We highly recommend the West Seattle Karate Academy, and the new dojo makes classes even better.