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





 Self Defense Seminars for Your Office, Place of Worship or Community


November 12, 2017 - Personal Safety is such an integral part of anyone's well being, every one should have access to it.  If you can't commit or don't have the desire to study a Martial Art, Ichibankarate offers one day seminars.  While to become truly proficient at defending yourself requires practice, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself that don't require a lot of practice. The one day, two hour seminar introduces these techniques.  We will come to your office, community center or other location. You may also set up a seminar at our location.  We provide seminars geared towards children, teens or adults and also offer women only seminars taught exclusively by women.

Please contact us at info@ichibankarate.com if you are interested in learning more.   Isn't your personal safety is worth two hours of your time?


 Congratulations to Ichibankarate Competition Team Members Attending WUKF World Championships!


November 12, 2017 - Congratulations to four of our students that were selected to be part of the 2018 AAU National Team traveling to the 7th Annual WUKF World Karate Championships for All Ages!  The are currently accepting donations to help offset their travel expenses.  You can read more about them on our Non-Profit GoFundMe page here. Ichibankarate has a long history of producing World Champions and we are excited these athletes are joining the ranks.  You can read about Ichibankarate 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 check learn more about our competition program here.




 Choosing a Martial Arts School?


November 12, 2017  - 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:into@ichibankarate.com for more information or to ask questions.  
Click here for our schedule of classes.  



November 2017:

  • Nov 11: Competition Seminar 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Nov 11: Veterans Day: DOJO CLOSED
  • Nov 22 - Nov 26: Thanksgiving Holiday Break DOJO CLOSED 

December 2017:

  • Dec 15: December Party: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Dec 15 - Dec 16: Competition Lock-in 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Dec 18, 20, 22: Semi-Private Lessons 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Dec 23: Semi-Private Lessons 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
  • Dec 18 - Jan 1: Winter Holiday Break DOJO CLOSED 

January 2018:

  • Jan 2: Classes Resume