Weapons Training in Chesapeake

Gain A Unique Skill Set & Build Fitness Through Weapons Training!

Our traditional weapons classes at Virginia Martial Arts Center teach hand-eye coordination, heightened reflexes, and discipline to students from all over Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk. Through traditional weapons training, which teaches the art of Kendo, Iaido, Kobudo, and Light Sword you can develop robust physical fitness, a stronger core, and connect with new friends and mentors from across our community. 

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Why Choose Weapons Training?

Weapons training is a great way to gain an all-around skill set and improve your body control, balance, and coordination. Our professional instructors at Virginia Martial Arts Center will help you learn how to use a diverse array of weapons, all in a safe and supportive environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds can thrive.

Kendo (art of the sword) is the sporting aspect of training with the sword. Participants train with wooden and bamboo swords and wear protective armor for practice. The objective is to strike prescribed target areas of the armor with the bamboo sword in order to achieve victory over your opponent. This is a modern day alternative to the duels of ancient Japan. Iaido is the art of sword drawing. Originally practiced as a combative technique by the ancient Samurai warriors, it is now an art form implying serenity of spirit, control of respiration, and the sign of perfect and elegant control.

Kobudo means the ancient weapons developed by the farmers of Okinawa when the Samurai invaded and took away all of their normal weapons. Class will concentrate on the basics, kata and applications of the Bo (staff), Tonfa (handle baton), Nunchaku (flail), Sai (dagger shaped truncheon), Kama (sickle), and Eku (oar). The classes are available to Black Belt Club students and other students of green belt rank and above.

Although some may consider weapons training unrealistic, the goal isn't solely to teach self-defense -- it's about sportsmanship, camaraderie, and developing sharper focus. Get started right here in Chesapeake and see the benefits for yourself!

When you take on weapons training, you gain:
  • An all-around fitness routine that's fun and dynamic
  • Insight into how to use traditional martial arts weapons
  • Sharper focus, better balance, and improved body control
  • A supportive and uplifting community to encourage you

Weapons training is one of the most unique ways to challenge yourself and improve your fitness. Join us at Virginia Martial Arts Center and take on dynamic, exciting, high-energy training close to home!

Join Us in Chesapeake For Traditional Weapons Training!

No matter whether you're new to Japanese Karate or a veteran of traditional weapons training classes, our team at Virginia Martial Arts Center can help you build fitness, sharpen your focus, and establish harmony between your mind and body. Join us for your first class today and discover the most unique way to train in Chesapeake!

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