Karate is mostly an art of striking, although it can be useful for self-defense situations. There are a variety of punches, kicks, knees, elbows and open-hand techniques. There is quite a bit of diversity among karate schools, so some schools may also teach grappling and joint locks.
The schools can generally be split into 3 categories: traditional, modern and sport. Traditional schools focus more on self-development, modern on psychological factors, and sport on exercise and competing. Drilling, forms and sparring are all important parts of training in every school. With strong ties to philosophy, Karate teaches students to be courteous and to have a clear conscience.
Our goal here at NinjaPHD.com is to give you a complete list of the Karate training centers near you so that you can choose the one perfectly fits your needs. If you are have any questions at all, or are having trouble locating a quality facility close to where you live, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help assist you.
Top Online Karate Programs
|Complete Shotokan Karate – full white to black belt series (8 DVDs)||Amazon||What impressed me most was the method of delivery with which Sensei Jon Hodge so casually teaches by|
|Get My Black Belt: by Wado Ryu Karate - 6 DVD Home Study Course||Amazon||If you wish to practice any style of Japanese Karate this series will help with the exceptions of Goju and Uechi ryu|
|Karate For Kids||Amazon||My 9 year-old son just loves this video. There are three levels which include stretches, instruction and practice.|
Karate Classes in Virginia
|Competitive Edge Karate||3500 Mayland Court||Richmond||(804) 346-4235|
|Brian Hobson Karate Studio||1921 Armistead Ave.||Hampton||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scott Hayes Karate||12458 Warwick Blvd||Newport News||(757) email@example.com|
|Karate School of Virginia Beach, Va||5465 Virginia Beach Blvd||Virginia Beach||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dietrich's Karate, Fitness and Life Skills||9570 D Burke Road||Burke||(703) email@example.com|
|Ichiban karate||44900 Acacia Lane, Suite 110||Dulles||(703) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SHORIN-RYU KARATE of WILLIAMBURG||401-D Lightfoot Road||Williamsburg||(757) email@example.com|
|Virginia Shinkyokushin Karate||11550 Glade Dr||Reston||(571) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Seichou Karate Limited||807 North Royal Street||Alexandria||(571) email@example.com|
|Champion Martial Arts||556 Garrisonville Rd., Suite 106||Stafford||(540) 653-8878|
|American Freestyle Karate||752 N Lee Hwy||Lexington||(540) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Super Kicks Karate Ballantyne||460 Twentyninth Pl Ct||Charlottesville||(434) 973-0855|
|Aldridge Karate Institute, Inc.||490 Albano Road||Barboursville||(434) 985-2049|
|Jeff McGregor's American Karate||2308 West Main Street||Danville||(434) 799-9363|
|Jay King's Okinawan Karate Dojo||4531 S Amherst Hwy||Madison Heights||(434) email@example.com|
|Dragon Force National Karate Team||1064 Lynnhaven Parkway (Ste 106)||Virginia Beach||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tiger Martial Arts Academy||5801 Portsmouth Blvd||Portsmouth||(757) email@example.com|
|Shotokan Karate Center||3149 Glen Carlyn Road||Falls Churchfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kuniba Kai Martial Arts||93 South First Colonial Road||Virginia Beach||(757) email@example.com|
|American Freestyle Karate||310A Betsy Bell Road||Staunton||(540) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Hidy Ochiai Karate||20604 Gordon Park Square Suite 170||Ashburn||(571) email@example.com|
|Annese Martial Arts & Karate Academy||2857 Stuarts Draft Highway||Stuarts Draft||(540) 337-2525|
|Family Martial Arts Center||4402 Princess Anne Rd||Virginia Beach||(757) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Grand Slam Martial Arts||109 Brookneal Hwy||Rustburg||(434) 332-3300||DossGrandSlamMA@aol.com|
|Great Neck ATA Black Belt Academy||2253 West Great Neck Rd||Virginia Beach||(757) email@example.com|
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