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


 Dojo closed June 25 through July 4. New class schedule starts July 5. See schedule of classes for class times.
Please note we are moving to Reston, VA in September. Our Dojo will be closed the month of August.




 Choosing a Martial Arts School?


April 22, 2018  - 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.  


 Congratulations to Ichibankarate Team Members at Worlds!

Athletes Representing the USA at WUKF

June 21, 2018 - Ichibankarate has a long history of producing World Champions. We are very proud of the latest group of athletes selected for the AAU team to represent the USA at the 7th WUKF World Karate Championship held in Dundee, Scotland. Way to go Emma Bell, Marita Grover Sensei, Jordan Codella and Chloe Jornales!  Special mention to Chloe for placing second in her age group kata division!

We also have athletes that have preparing for the AAU Nationals in Florida at the end of the month! Check back soon to learn results for both competitions.

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 learn more about our competition program here.


Ready for Nationals!



June 2018:

  • June 14 - June 17: 7th Annual WUKF World Championship, Dundee Scotland
  • June 26 - June 30: AAU Karate Nationals, Ft Lauderdale, FL
  • June 25 - July 4: DOJO CLOSED

July 2018:

  • July 1 - July 4: DOJO CLOSED
  • July 10 - July 15: USA-NKF National Championships, Reno, NV
  • July 21: Move items to Storage
  • July 29: Move mats to new location
  • July 30 - Sept 1: DOJO CLOSED 

August 2018:

  • Aug 1 - Sep 3: DOJO CLOSED

September 2018: