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 Virginia Okinawan Karate Dojo

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It's not enough to just rely on the sport martial arts you learned elsewhere, now through Okinawan self-defense karate you can discover the missing, proven effective, self-defense applications in your martial arts.  Many call them secrets, we just call them applications.

Many of our members started in other styles of karate or martial arts.

Every day you hear about more.
Are you concerned about:
- Unexpected Crime and Violence?
- Bullie/Jackasses?
- Political Violence?
- Family Abuse?
- Car-jacking?
- Terrorism?
- Road Rage?

Do you really know how to protect yourself, and your loved ones?

We Are Different From Other Karate Schools.

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Unlike most martial arts schools our 8th Degree Karate Master teaches you to defend against pushes, pulls, grabs, plus punches, kicks and other street-type attacks where there are no rules.

1.  We focus on the original proven effective adult-focused            self-defense Karate as taught by the Masters in Okinawa.  
2.  We follow the proven effective Beikoku Shidokan Karate
     Association's curriculum.
3.  We use natural body movement instead of strength and            muscle. The smaller and weaker easily contend with                larger and stronger aggressors.
4.  Friendly Family Atmosphere.
5.  Small Exclusive Classes for your efficient, personalized
     more rapid learning.
6.  We cooperate in class rather than compete so we all
     improve more quickly; and reduce injuries, too.
7.  We report directly to the legendary Grand Master 
     Seikichi Iha, 10th Degree and you will have opportunities
     to learn directly from him.
8. We have just One All-inclusive monthly membership fee.    
     - registration fee $0.00,
     - promotion fee $0.00,
     - belt fee $0.00, 
     - equipment $0.00,
     - black belt clubs or training $0.00 (every class is training
        you for black belt), 
     - leadership training $0.00
     - knitting or embroidery classes $0.00
     - bottled water after class $0.00
     (Mid-weight White Karate Uniforms are available for only
     $30, but you can purchase elsewhere or bring your own.)
9.  No sales pressure.
10. Pay only the months you train.  
11. No contracts to lock you into payments for 3 - 5 years!
12. Visitors welcome!
13. We welcome former students with open arms! We know
      life often gets in the way of karate training.  You are still
      part of the family and we are glad you are back!
14. Many of our senior students began practicing other styles
      of karate/martial arts before they found us.
14. Important Requirement for everyone: 
      Have Fun, lots of fun! 

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The Hardest Thing in Karate: 
Attending Your First Class!

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You May Practice Karate:

- To have Fun
- To learn a traditional proven effective martial art
- To overcome your fears
- To increase your self-control
- To competently defend against an attacker
- To lose weight 
- To get in shape (or get bikini ready!)
- To improve balance
- To learn to use body weight instead of strength
- To search for the knowledge our teachers sought
- To BOOST self defense skills
- To develop patience!

Maria Teaches a Kids Class, Too!
I am 27 and had never done karate before. I had always wanted to try it but was afraid I was too old and starting top late in life. I was wrong! Sensei Roberto is amazing teacher who is patient and understanding every step of the way. I not only learned technique but practical applications to help me defend myself, if I ever needed to, in many different situations. Not only was Sensei Roberto fantastic but so where all the other students, always willing to take extra time to work with me.
If you are new to karate I greatly recommend this dojo. If you have been doing karate for a while and are looking for a new dojo I still recommend this dojo. You get traditional Okinawan karate with a wonderful skilled instructor.
I absolutely loved this dojo. I recently had to move which forced me to find a new dojo, other wise I would still be there!

Rebecca E.

Vista, California 

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Make friends with Karate. Great place to learn karate. Sensei is the best. Extremely experienced, knowledgeable and a great teacher. Classes are fun in a superb environment. I am learning Karate, having fun, getting in shape and also making lots of friends.

Isaac G. 
Alexandria, VA 

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You trained with the rest, now train with the Best! A life long journey in a friendly atmosphere coupled with practical applications. After training with us, you can stop buying the videos and books and learn first hand applications of kata. Sensei and students alike are genuine and not "ballers." No matter your age, just show up and train. You won't be disappointed.

Patrick Hughes, Alexandria, VA

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I have been practicing Okinawan shorin-ryu karate for the last 15 years in Colombia, Argentina and the US. I've known Sensei Curtis for 7 years; his guidance and teaching will definitely take your current skills to the next level. 
This style of karate is great for all ages, through the practice of kata, bunkais and kumites, you'll continuously improve your martial arts skills while making great friends. What I particularly like about Shidokan, is that through the proper techniques you'll be able to to defend yourself regardless of your opponent's age or size. Sensei Iha (Sensei Roberto's sensei) is currently 81 years old, and his moves are simply flawless and completely effortless. Nobody can get close to him. Try out some classes and you'll not be disappointed.

Juan Jose Martinez
Alexandria, VA

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