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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 self defense applications. After training with us, you can stop buying the videos and books and learn first hand karate applications of kata. Sensei (our Karate Instructor) and students alike are genuine and not "ballers." No matter your age, just show up and train. You won't be disappointed. "
(Martial Arts Alexandria)
6416 Grovedale Dr. #302B
Alexandria, VA 22310
"I have practiced martial arts for quite some time. After moving to Virginia I looked for a dojo for a long time because of the caliber and lineage of my previous teachers. This dojo is the real deal. If you want to learn to really defend yourself, immerse yourself in history and have a great dojo family, this is the place!"
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. "
"Sensei Roberto is fun and easy to learn from. He teaches good practical applications for Okinawan karate. If you want to learn how to protect yourself, you should check out his dojo."
"I have been training at the dojo over three years and it has been a great experience in every way. We are lucky to be learning from an 8th degree instructor with several decades of experience."
"Collaborative, safe and fun place to learn karate! Great mix of structure/form and practical applications. Classes almost every evening and on the weekends, so there's a class that fits your schedule."
Class Times: (Instructors)
9:00 am Saturday Regular Roberto
9:00 am Sunday Advanced Roberto
7:00 pm Sunday Regular Daniel
7:00 pm Monday Regular Arthur (Asa)
6:30 pm Tuesday Women Denise
6:30 pm Tuesday Novice Daniel
7:00 pm Tuesday Regular Roberto
7:00 pm Wednesday Regular Denise
6:30 pm Thursday Women Denise
6:30 pm Thursday Novice Daniel
7:00 pm Thursday Regular Roberto
8:00 pm Thursday (Advanced) Roberto
Noon Friday Regular Denise
Other class times and private lessons available.
"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
"I am 27 and had never done karate before. I had always wanted to try it but was afraid I was to old and starting to 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 my self, if I ever needed to, in many different situation. 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!"
"This is a real dojo for those searching for a true home to learn martial arts. When I say real I mean a serious environment, not gimmicky, where the lessons are aimed towards self defense and the Sensei is an actual teacher, not one past their prime who wears their belt for looks. I mean no disrespect towards other teachers but there are those who rely on belt color more so than fitness to gain respect. Here, Sensei Roberto is a classic master: he teaches the classes himself, there is no contract, there is no testing fee, and they use no pads, head gear or gloves in their practice -- it's the real deal. But don't get me wrong. Although this school is mature and most students here are upper belts, they are a convivial crowd with warmth and true appreciation for each other. They welcomed me immediately and were great hosts to all that joined after. They have plenty to pull rank for but no one does. That is because Sensai doesn't. He is open and approachable and earnestly just wants to teach karate. Okinawan style rocks, btw. You'll get an immediate sense of all this upon your first class and then you'll know like me."
Amy Burke, VA
"Your place to learn applications of moves in kata."
"If you were looking for a place to begin your martial arts journey, this is the place. It does not matter if you are a beginner or experienced in other martial arts forms. This school has a fun and encouraging atmosphere that grows confident and healthy people."
"Whether you are a new martial arts practitioner or an experienced martial artists, you'll learn techniques that will empower you in traditional Okinawan self-defense karate. I've trained for more than a year at this dojo and love it. With every class you learn something new. You'll be challenged physically and intellectually with the curriculum. More importantly, the members of this school encourage working together. It's not about competition. It focuses on cooperation so that everyone gets better. This has been and continues to be one of the most positive experiences I've had since moving to Va. You'll feel empowered, confident, and skilled with everyday of training."