Kids Martial Arts near Chesapeake Kids Martial Arts - Karate - Jiu Jitsu

Serving Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk With Fun and Friendly Martial Arts Training For Over 40 Years

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Welcome To Virginia Martial Arts Center

We're proud to have nationally-certified instructors, a supportive and passionate community, and a safe training environment where kids and parents alike can enjoy learning Karate and other martial arts together! We encourage our students to remain physically fit, maintain self-discipline, and spend the majority of each class on technique -- we want to provide high-quality instruction but also make sure that training is fun!

At Virginia Martial Arts Center, our goal is to teach you or your children the intricacies of Karate while improving your confidence and instilling a powerful sense of purpose. Our instructors strive to uplift you, support you on and off the mats, and to help you become the best you can be. Since 1980, Virginia Martial Arts Center has been providing instruction in Karate, Jiu Jitsu, Tai Chi, Kobudo, Iaido, and Kendo. for all of Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. 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.

If you're curious about Martial Arts training, we're happy to sit down and talk about how fitness, self-defense skills, unwavering confidence, and pure fun all come together to craft an incredible training experience.

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This place is really great! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and clearly very concerned for both the students' safety, and the enjoyment they get from the classes. They push the kids to excel in a way that develops the kids' own internal motivation, so the students only feel how much they want to be there. The facility is clean, orderly and safe, and all the equipment is clearly well-maintained. We really appreciated how welcomed we have felt ever since the first day we showed up. We only needed about 2 days of our free two-week trial before we knew we would be staying and committing for the long-term.

Ted Lemerande

My boys are part of the after school program here and they love it! Would rather be there learning Karate than at home. They provide a sense of community, safety and a second family.

Kathryn Moffitt

My son is 5 and absolutely loves it here! Sensai Donna is absolutely amazing and very patient with the children. It’s a very family oriented place. I had checked out 3 other karate places and fell in love with this one. I highly recommend bringing your children here.

Lindsay Wilson

Sensei Donna and Hanshi Darren, are fantastic with the kids. My daughter has a blast and has learned alot since joining 2 months ago.

Rebecca Phillips

I have recently started taking tai chi here, and absolutely love it. I have previous experience with karate elsewhere, and can tell that the karate taught here is also the real deal. Everyone is extremely welcoming and kind, and the instructors are all very knowledgeable in their art.

Christie Shilling

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