KFMA has served the Kingstowne community of Fairfax County, Virginia since June, 2001. The foundation of our program is Motobu-ha Shito-ryu Karatedo. We build strong minds, bodies and spirits through concentrated practice of fundamental karate skills, kata and applied movement. Our program strives to train the individual to utilize relaxed, balanced movement and power generated from core muscles to create powerful, graceful movement that has practical self-defense value. Skills covered include framing & posture, footwork, blocking & parrying, striking & kicking, and fundamental grappling. Skill sets include both individual and group practice.
Hands on training including unarmed defense at all ranges as well as use of readily available implements as self-defense tools.
Relaxed environment: No uniforms. No belt testing. No competing
Participants must be at least 15 years old or a KFMA black belt. Participants must also live in Kingstowne or have a reference from within the community.
Defensive Arts is relaxed, hands on training. We're not worried about "belt" tests or competition. Some of us might be wearing our karate duds, but that's only because we worked out with the prior class. Content is drawn from a variety of training systems including, but not limited to: karate, jujutsu, bagua zhang, xing yi quan, bagua zhang, xing yi quan and kobudo.
Movement and exercise is part of this program, but if you're looking for a great cardio work-out or rock solid abs you'll need to go to the gym instead. If your goal is to develop a greater ability to deal with sudden self-defense situations in a friendly environment then give our program a try!
Some clubs follow the public school's cancellation policy. While that's a reasonable guideline, we feel that in such a large district as Fairfax County it doesn't always make sense. Here's what you need to know regarding what might cause us to cancel class. Click here for more.