Alexandria Karate Dojo

Traditional Gentle Self Defense Classes Preparing You for 
Unexpected Violent Street Confrontations! 

Proven Effective, Adult Self-Defense Courses
Gain Mental and Physical Strength and Self-Control
Learn to Calm Your Mind  
Take Advantage of Our Instructor's 35+ years teaching experience 
of proven effective Okinawan Self Defense self defense classes!
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Okinawan Self Defense Karate NOW in Alexandria, Virginia

The hardest thing you will find in our self defense karate course: 
DECIDING to attend your FIRST self defense class!
Every day you hear about more.
Are you concerned about:
- Random Unexpected Crime/Violence!
- Bullies/Jackasses!
- Political Violence!
- Home Invasions!
- Family Abuse!
- Car-jacking!
- Terrorism!
- Road Rage!

Do you really know how to protect yourself, and your loved ones?
Often times, your gun isn't handy.  What will you do?

Now you can learn proven effective self defense karate to be ready if you encounter these situations.

Normally, if you know Self Defense Karate you won't need to use it.

Often those that suddenly find themselves in an unexpected violent confrontation wish they would have taken a Self Defense Karate Course.

Traditional natural body movement Self Defense karate works 
for men and women rather than muscular strength.  
You can do this, too!
It's not enough to just rely on the sport martial arts you learned before, now discover the missing, proven effective, self-defense applications in our self defense courses.  Many call these applictions secrets.

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

Our Self Defense Classes in Alexandria, VA are Different!

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Unlike most martial arts schools our 8th Degree Karate Master, has 35+ years of domestic and international experience leading self defense classes. He teaches you to defend against unexpected violent street-type attacks where there are no rules.  You will learn to defend against pushes, pulls, grabs, throws, as well as punches, kicks and other common attacks. 

Discover how a block is a punch, is a knock down, is  a joint lock, is a pressure point attack, is a block.

1.  Our self defense classes 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 self defense curriculum.  We didn't make this up!
3.  We use natural body movement instead of strength and  muscle in our self defense applications. Thus, the smaller and weaker easily contend with larger and stronger aggressors.
4.  In our self defense karate classes you train along with Black/Brown Belts to speed your learning and understanding. 
5.  Friendly Family Atmosphere.
6.  Small Exclusive Self Defense Classes/courses.
7.  We cooperate in class rather than compete so we all improve more quickly; and reduce injuries, too.
8.  We report directly to the legendary Grand Master Seikichi Iha, 10th Degree.  You will have opportunities to learn directly from him and other Okinawan Masters,
9. We have just a low All-inclusive monthly membership fee for our self defense course.  We don't pester you with additional costs and fees each month.  We do have   
$30 Mid-weight White Karate Uniforms available, or bring your own.
10.  No sales pressure.
11.  Pay only the months you train in Self Defense.  
12. No contracts to lock you into payments for 3 - 5 years!
13. Visitors welcome!
14. This Important Requirement should really be #1
      Have Fun, lots of fun!  
      People smile when they arrive for class and smile when they leave.

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Why join a Karate Self Defense Course?  
Our Members Say:

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- To have Fun and enjoy Friendship with others
- To learn a traditional proven effective martial art
- To Gain Mental and Physical Strength
- To overcome your fears
- To increase your self-control and patience
- To competently defend against an attacker
- To lose weight 
- To get in shape 
- To improve your balance
- To learn to use your own body weight instead of muscular strength
- To BOOST your self defense skills
- To improve your health
- To be ready
- To search for the knowledge our teachers sought
- and maybe something else, too!

Our trophy is coming home safe after an unexpected violent encounter. If your interest is to compete and win trophies in tournaments please look elsewhere!  
Maria Teaches the Kids Class!

5:30 PM Tuesday & Thursday 
(a simultaneous parents/adult class is also available)
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 9 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 83 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

(on Google) 
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