Kingstowne Family Martial Arts partnered with the Kingstowne Residential Owner's Corporation in June of 2001. Since then KFMA has provided Kingstowne residents with quality training in authentic Japanese karatedo as well as Shuri-te Jujutsu, Ba Gua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan. Periodic special interest such as escrima, basic taiqi, kickboxing and basic self-defense have been offered as well. KFMA is a member of the USA National Karate Federation / USA Karate and Kuniba-Kai International. Our Mission Our mission at KFMA is simple: To promote the health and well-being of our members through the vigorous practice of karate. To provide our members with instruction in practical self-defense. Oviatt Shihan KFMA classes are taught by Shihan Brian Oviatt. Shihan's training began in 1988. His experiences include: Motobu Ha Shitoryu Karatedo - Godan, Shihan (2015) Shuri-te Jujutsu - Sandan (2015) Old-fashioned International Taekwon-do Federation taekwond-do - Nidan (1994) Seven years training mixed arts including: kickboxing, kali / escrima, pentjak silat, arnis de mano, Lee Jun Fan, shootfighting & muay thai. Awarded Xue Yuan (member student) status, Zhong Ji (intermediate level), Xing Yi Quan & Ba Gua Zhong by Kyoshi Price & Kyoshi Cote, International Shuri-te Bujutsu Kai (April, 2015). Notable instructors that Oviatt Shihan has had the opportunity to train with include: Darren Myers, Hanshi (Motobu-ha Shitoryu Karatedo; Goshin-do, Kobudo, Kuniba Ryu Iaido); Lewis Estes, Hanshi (Motobu-ha Shitoryu Karatedo; Goshin-do, Kobudo, Kuniba Ryu Iaido) Troy Price, Kyoshi (Founder of the International Shurite Bujutsu Kai); Paul Cote, Kyoshi (Bagua Zhang, Xing Yi); Tim Click, Shihan (Motobu-ha Shitoryu Karatedo; Goshin-do, Kobudo, Kuniba Ryu Iaido) Shoko Sato, Kyoshi (WSKF Shitoryu) Jeff Bedard (TKD / mixed arts) Jim Smothers (TKD / mixed arts) Additional martial arts-related experiences include: Representing the United States as both a coach and athlete at the 2006 World Shitoryu Karatedo Federation World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Representing the United States as an athlete at the 2009 World Shitoryu Karatedo Federation World Championships in Beijing, China. Twenty six years' worth of experience at various local, state and national competitive karate events; competing & coaching. Other related experiences: Bachelor of Science - Physical Education: University of Missouri - St. Louis Masters of Education: University of Virginia Sixteen years' experience teaching in Virginia public schools as both a general physical education teacher and an adapted physical education teacher. Former law enforcement officer.