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Virginia Okinawan Karate

Self Defense Karate from its Birthplace in Okinawa!

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The Alexandria Karate Dojo reports directly to Grand Master Seikichi Iha, Hanshi, 10th Dan, an internationally reknown Okinawan Shidokan Shorin Ryu Karate Master and one of the senior-most Karate Masters in Okinawa. We follow his Beikoku Shidokan Shorin Ryu curriculum. Sensei Iha visits us in Alexandria at least once per year and we attend his seminars throughout North America and Asia.

Our senior instructor, Robert Roberto Curtis, 8th Degree, Kyoshi, has been a direct student of Seikichi Iha since 1979. He began his martial arts journey in 1969 practicing Judo, Kung Fu, Shotokan and Shorinkan karate before beginning training directly with Sensei Iha. During long term overseas diplomatic assignments he taught karate self defense to US Embassy Personnel, US Marines, foreign security operatives and people like you.

Robert Roberto Curtis is a member of the East Coast Regional Beikoku Shidokan Black Belt Testing Committee as well as the National Black Belt Testing Committee. He teaches self-defense seminars and is sought out for individual or small group self defense training and to provide proven effective self defense applications found in other martial arts styles' katas and movements. 

You will learn proven effective self-defense karate applications.  Surviving an unexpected violent encounter while learning the beautiful, gentle art of Okinawan Karate body movements motivates our training.  Big egos, trophies and competition are for other schools. 

Black belts and students from other karate and martial arts styles willing to learn our style of karate are welcome. 

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Grand Master Seikichi Iha, 10th Degree, and Roberto Curtis, 8th Degree, Miyahira dojo, Shuri, Okinawa
Roberto Curtis with Grand Master Seikichi Iha
Katsuya Miyahira's Dojo in Okinawa
March 2017
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