Ichiban Karate serves Dulles, Sterling, Herndon, Reston, Ashburn and Leesburg VA.
We teach traditional Shito-Ryu Karate-do and Self Defense to all ages.

For direction and information on our space, please see our CONTACT US page.

Please see our class schedule changes by visiting our SCHEDULE page.




 Choosing a Martial Arts School?


Jan 13, 2019  - If you are looking into a Martial Art for your self or your child, the Northern Virginia area is fortunate to have many quality Martial Arts schools from which to choose. However, often it can be confusing when picking a school, we recommend you read "Why Karate?" for some helpful hints.
We teach a branch of Shito-Ryu, one of the recognized Japanese styles of Karate-Do.  Karate-Do (Empty Hand Way) is the study of not only the techniques of this particular Martial Art: blocks, punches, kicks, breaking and releases, but also the character building, or “Do”, features of Martial Arts: self-confidence, empathy, commitment and humility.  We believe karate-do is not only a means of self-defense and exercise, but also a healthy way of life.  Karate-do fosters growth of mind, body and spirit in each individual.  
We strive to keep our class sizes small so each student may get the maximum benefit for individualize instruction. To find out more information about us and how your child may benefit from karate-do lessons click here
To schedule a trial class, click here
You can also email us at mailto:info@ichibankarate.com for more information or to ask questions.  
Click here for our schedule of classes.  


 Congratulations to Ichiban Karate Team Athletes!

2018 AAU National Team

July 2, 2018 - Ichibankarate has a rich history of producing National Championship medalists and  World Champions. We are very proud of the latest group of athletes that participated in the 2018 AAU Karate National Championships in Ft. Lauderdale, FL.  The eleven member team brought home 1 Gold, 2 Silver and 5 Bronze medals. Many thanks to the parents and families that traveled to support the team! 

You can read about Ichiban Karate World Champions here.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting sport, please contact us at info@ichibankarate.com You can also learn more about our competition program here.




January 2019:

  • Dec 22- Jan 2- Dojo Closed
  • Jan 3- Classes Resume
  • Jan 12: 11:30 am Competition Team Meeting
  • Jan 26: Saturday Competition Training Starts

March 2019:

  • Mar 1 - Mar 3: AAU Team Trails, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Mar 9: 2019 NC AAU State Championship, Raleigh, NC


April 2019:

  • Apr 13: 2019 VA AAU State Championship, Richmond, VA
  • Apr 27: 2019 NC AAU Super Regionals, Charlotte, NC


May 2019:

  • May 4-5: AAU Karate Mid-West Regionals, Grayslake, IL (one hour north of Chicago)
  • TBD: 2019 VA AAU Super Regional Championships, Richmond, VA


June 2019:

  • June 9: Saito Karate do Classic 2019, McMinnville, OR


July 2019:

  • July 1- 8: DOJO CLOSED
  • Jul 2- Jul 6: 2019 AAU National Championships Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Jul 9 - Jul 14: 2019 USANKF National Championships and Team Trials, Chicago, IL