Fitness, Confidence, Self Defense!
Northern Virginia Isshinryu Karate Club is a comprehensive fitness and self-defense program. Its purpose is to provide qualified instruction in Karate, self-defense and the principles of traditional martial arts through training in Okinawan Isshinryu Karate. Classes are held through the Burke Centre Conservancy at the Ponds Community Center:
Friday Evenings 7:00-9:30
The Ponds Community Center
9837 Burke Pond Lane
Burke, VA 22015
Training in this class includes: cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility exercises, self-defense skills, traditional forms known as Kata, and limited, controlled point sparring. (Safety equipment is required during sparring, and the safety of the student is always given the highest priority.) No experience is necessary, and beginning students are taught separately from advanced students. Character development, respect and self-control are promoted during training to help students cope with daily stress and life pressures.
Training and Membership
Our Dojo is not-for profit. Our instructors volunteer their time and talent!
Classes are held at the Burke Centre Conservancy’s Ponds Community Center on Friday nights from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm. This program welcomes any person age 12 and up (younger with parental participation), interested in a well-rounded Martial Arts program that emphasizes self-defense and physical fitness.
Tuition for this class (which covers rental of the facility) is only $30 per 16 week session. An annual membership in the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is also required for insurance purposes required by the Burke Centre Conservancy.
Prospective members are invited to apply for membership at any time, but it is recommended you observe part of a class to be sure the way we train is what you are looking for in a martial arts program. Please stop by any class, and see an instructor for details!
We Look Forward to Training with You!