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.
New Class Offering:
In response to requests for regular self-defense offering in a more relaxed environment, KFMA is now offering Cross Training on Tuesday evenings at 7:00. Cross Training focuses on self-defense skills at all ranges using empty hands and self-defense tools. Skill sets are very much "hands on" and content is drawn from time-tested Japanese, Chinese & Southeast Asian training systems and related to modern concerns.
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!
Participants must be at least 16 years old or a KFMA black belt. Participants must also live in Kingstowne or have a reference from within the community.
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.