613 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 2nd floor
Washington DC 20003
Text Sensei @ 202-905-2627
We welcome you to visit us and try two Karate classes at no cost to you! Please check our class schedule for updated class times and contact us with any questions.
Adult Karate is for ages 12 and up, and is comprised of three class levels: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. While all new students will start in the Beginner class, we recognize that many people have different levels of martial arts experience and may learn at different paces. We will work with each student to adapt to their individual needs as they become part of the Samurai Training Academy family.
All Adult Karate classes contain a dynamic physical component designed to enhance both strength and balance. Students will begin their training in Wado-Ryu Karate by learning basic punches, kicks, stances, and katas. At the Intermediate and Advanced class levels, the techniques become more complex, sparring is introduced, and students are trained to meet more rigorous standards.
The art builds upon itself as the techniques become more advanced, so an understanding of the fundamentals is crucial.
Kids Karate is for ages 5 - 12 years old, and is comprised of three class levels: Young Samurai, Samurai, and Bushido. Placement in these classes may partly depend on age, but certainly depends on the individual child’s ability to learn and demonstrate the required material, maintain focus, and demonstrate growth of character and good behavior. We recognize that students may learn at different paces, so we are also able adapt to your child’s individual needs.
In the Kids Karate program, students will learn the fundamentals of Wado-Ryu Karate, such as basic kicking, punching, and blocking skills in an environment that is both safe and fun. We also integrate Aiki-Jujutsu lessons at the Young Samurai and Bushido levels, and we introduce Kenjutsu at the Bushido level. In addition to technique, our program also teaches students to develop the Samurai morals of respect, honor and care for others, along with controlling their energy levels as they practice with other children around their same age.