Welcome to Virginia Martial Arts Center

Since 1980, Virginia Martial Arts Center has been providing instruction in martial arts of Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, Kobudo, Iaido, Kendo and KickBoxing in the Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk, VA area.

Headed by Darren Myers, certified 9th degree black belt, and a staff of expert instructors and managers, Virginia Martial Arts Center offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in the Asian arts of self-defense.

Traditional Karate

crestMotobu-Ha Shito-Ryu Karate-Do is one of the four major Japanese Karate systems. It focuses on strong basic fundamentals, kata (forms), kumite (sparring) and self defense applications

Power Kids

TASKOur PowerKids program is for pre-schoolers age four to six years old. The classes are designed to help the students develop motor skills, focus for concentration, discipline and confidence using the techniques of traditional Karate.


After School Karate

TASKTransported After School Karate offers a constructive alternative to traditional after school care with an exciting Martial Arts class each day.


JuJutsuJuJutsu is the ancient way of self-defense known as “the gentle art.” The philosophy of JuJutsu is one of humane control of an opponent through the use of constraining techniques.


Birthday Parties

Kickin PartyOur Karate Themed Birthday Parties are EXCITING, EDUCATIONAL, INTERRACTIVE and most importantly SAFE and FUN for all kids.

Summer Camp

summkercamp_75This high-energy Karate Fitness Camp will keep your child active all summer and prepare them for a successful upcoming school year.