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Virginia Okinawan Karate  

martial arts for self-defense

Do YOU want to discover the proven effective original Karate Self-Defense applications? 

Are YOU interested in finding out how to use YOUR natural body movements against larger and stronger opponents?

Do YOU want to reduce your stress, improve your self-control, get into better shape, and have FUN?

Do YOU want to be ready, just in case?

Are you interested in:

     * reducing your stress?

     * improving your self-control?

     * getting in better shape?  (Want to become beach body ready?)

     * improving life protection skills?

     * learning a proven-effective useful original self-defense martial art? and/or

     * having FUN in a cooperative, non-competitive environment?

       (When was the last time you did anything just for FUN?)

Then come give us a try!  You will discover the hard to find, yet proven effective, easy to learn, natural body movements of original Virginia Okinawan Karate martial arts for self-defense.

Robert teaching beginner

Our Self-Defense Karate Martial Arts instruction is based on proven effective original self-defense templates (kata) used by unarmed Okinawans since the early 1800s.  These original templates and self-defense applications still effectively and efficiently work even today.

In each class, you will learn, practice, and perfect self-defense karate techniques and their applications through templates/katas (Video link here) and their realistic, proven effective adult self-defense applications through partner drills (Kumite and bunkai). These movements will soon become natural reactions so you won’t have to think about what to do if you ever need to defend yourself.  You will just react without thinking.

Our goal is to avoid violence, yet to be prepared to end an encounter quickly and efficiently in case we need to use our skills.  Avoided violence is a confrontation won.

In the meantime we get in shape, improve our self-control and balance, boost our life protection skills and nearly erase stress.

The hardest part about learning original Virginia Okinawan Karate martial arts for self-defense

is just making the decision to attend your first class!


“Make Friends Through Karate!”

                         — Seikichi Iha, Hanshi, 10th Degree

NOrthern VA karate martial arts black belts

Short time offer:   

Do you want to try THREE (3) FREE Fun Self-Defense Karate Classes with no pressure to continue?  


Just come to your first class a couple minutes early wearing gym or yoga clothes, or a karate gi if you have one.  Tell Roberto you want to try your three FREE Fun Self-Defense Karate Classes.  Smile and have fun as you practice with the rest of the class and try to get your body to duplicate the movements.  Repeat.  (We all started once and remember the frustration of your body failing to comply with your expectations.  No one will criticize you, laugh at you, or try to impress you with their own skills.)


Join only when you are convinced our training gets you into shape, increases your flexibility, reduces stress, improves self-control and boosts life saving skills and is a lot of fun, too.  

If we aren’t a match you can continue on with your search and we will be happy we met you!

Denise nukite on Chris
2 years ago
Great instruction, talented students, and exceptional learning environment for the beginner to the advanced. Roberto Sensei keeps each lesson motivating and challenging. There are several skilled black belts and brown belts to assist with learning correct techniques, kata, and even one-on-one attack/defend applications. The dojo facility is spacious, and there is plenty of parking. Students are taught traditional Okinawan Self-Defense Karate techniques, as well as the history and culture of the Beikoku Shidokan karate style.
Roundhouse Kick (Anonymous)

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Member of the Beikoku Shidokan Shorin Ryu Karate Association We report directly to Grand Master Seikichi Iha, 10th Dan, the Senior-most Okinawan Shidokan Master.
adult self defense karate martial arts training at Northern Virginia Okinawan Karate

Want to learn how to use Your traditional karate block (above) for effective self-defense (below) against larger and stronger opponents so your attacker will just leave you alone?

adult self defense karate martial arts training northern virginia okinawan karate shorin ryu shidokan

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 self-defense karate kata. Sensei and students alike are genuine and not “ballers.” No matter your age, just show up and train. You won’t be disappointed.

Alexandria, VA, 9/8/2014

Pat Hughes

adult karate martial arts throws
jj n mike
block then punch

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 too 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 application to help me defend myself, if I ever needed to, and 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 self-defense karate with a wonderful skilled instructor. I absolutely love this dojo.

Alexandria, VA, 6/29/2015

Rebecca E

Virginia Okinawan Karate martial arts kusanku sho block/strike
self defense karate using natural body movements

Contact us now to reserve your 3 Free Trial Classes! Call/text: 703-310-9596 or email: robertoshidokan@gmail.com

Class Times:


  • 7:00 PM Monday
  • 7:00 PM Wednesday
  • 10:00 AM Saturday

Contact us now for your 3 Free trial classes!

call/text 703310-9596 or

email: robertoshidokan@gmail.com

FEARLESS Woman two-hour self defense training available. Private lessons available by request.

Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church  Sanctuary 10125 Lakehaven Court, Fairfax Station (Burke), VA 22015 (Major Intersection: Fairfax County Parkway and Burke Lake Road)

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