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Turtles (Ages 4-7)
Pre-School Kids Grow Their Self-Confidence
Learn Martial Arts in a safe and stress free environment designed for children
Ninjas (Ages 8-12)
Instill Integrity, Courtesy and Respect
Classes that are specifically aimed at the physical development and mental capabilities of younger children
Teens (Ages 13-19)
Improve Flexibility, Core Strength, and Endurance
A self-defense system that has real life applications as well as helps manage stress
Martial Arts for Adults
Challenge Your Mind and Body
Build strength, develop flexibility and increase your mental sharpness while learning martial arts.
Extremely rewarding!
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My experiences growing up at DCSDKA show in my love and respect for martial arts and artists, the consciousness I bring to my training, the interactions I have with others, and the way I carry myself through the world. The members of DCSDKA are li...

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Karate Classes Gave My Son Confidence
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In my 33 years studying martial arts I have never come across a school with a curriculum that so well balances traditional martial arts practice with real world skills. And I don't mean fighting skills, but the skills of civil discourse and confli...

Proud Father
Impressed with the Instructors
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Since starting at DCSDKA years ago, I've learned a wide variety of karate and self-defense techniques and improved my physical fitness. At the school I can pursue a demanding goal in a supportive environment with teachers who encourage me- but als...

Blue Belt
My kids have gained so much from being part of DCSDKA
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I first brought my kids to DCSDKA when they were 5 and 7 and three years later the school is part of our lives and will be for a long time. My kids have gained so much from being part of DCSDKA. Not only are they strong, fit and flexible, they are...

Mother of 8 and 10 year old

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Message from School Owner Carol Middleton

Dear DC Families, YOU are the reason for our existence. We are a non-profit tax-exempt school housed in Bancroft Elementary, and we welcome you to our family. We love to see you stay safe, get so fit, and “get it” how the martial arts transforms you from the inside out and teaches self defense. We’re here for your self-development, and so your kids can gain discipline, focus and respect, all of which will give them a better life. Come, make friends, have fun, and be transformed!

Health and Happiness

With so many negative influences and stresses around us, many of us gain weight, fry our brains on too much screen time, fear violence or bristle at lack of control over our lives. Here at DCSDKA, you work out hard and yet you relax. You find respect and yet are challenged to go beyond your perceived limits. You talk about healthy eating, thinking, action and how to help others, and yet you’re ready to use massive force if the need should arise. You gain inner calm and yet a fierce toughness to stand up to aggression, peer pressure, bullies and your own negative thoughts and self-doubts. You learn to cooperate and follow with commitment while learning the skills to lead others. All of this adds up to a healthier you in mind, body and spirit. Then Happiness comes naturally.

Get the Power

What better advantage can you give yourself or a child than to have real dominion over yourself? The power to shape good habits. The focus to get things done and achieve goals. The emotional discipline and positive mind-set to get along with others and live in “win-win.” To feel empowered in life and not in a battle against life. THIS is the power of the martial arts as taught at DC Self Defense Karate. You first learn power over your body and outer affect. Then you–and your child–learn to discipline your mind to achieve goals, create healthy habits, and help others. Plus you learn to lead. The power is yours and you’ll love it.

Serving Our Community

Thank you for visiting our company’s website. We offer a variety of martial art programs for our community members. Please take the time to visit any one of our website pages with various offers, discounts, events and deals. Fill out the form on this page to GET STARTED TODAY and experience our unique martial arts training.

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Physical Fitness

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Muscle Tone with Martial Arts Training

Martial arts is one of the most popular forms of contact sports out there today. However, there are many reasons as to why people opt for martial arts. Some take it up purely as a way to learn self-defense, while others take it up for the discipline and focus that it teaches. But, that’s not […]

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Develop Leadership Skills with Martial Arts

There is a constant dearth of leaders in every walk of life. Everyone likes to wait around, take orders and not accept responsibility for themselves or anyone else. Not everyone is born a leader, but it is a skill that can be learned with dedication and practice. Also, the earlier the skill training, the easier […]

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Self Defense for Kids

Learning the art of self-defense is important for every individual, especially kids who may become easy targets to violence or bullying. Your child need not be an expert in self-defense techniques, but making him/her learn at least the basics will keep him/her safe and give you peace of mind. Martial arts for kids are an […]

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Welcome to DC Self Defense Karate Association

(202) 792-8025

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Benefits of Martial Arts Training

Benefits of Martial Arts Training

DC Self Defense Karate Association

Washington, DC

Developing Self-Esteem at DC Self Defense Karate Association in Washington, DC – With confidence comes enhanced self-esteem. We utilize a series of multiple goals that boost self-esteem levels. This builds greater self-respect and self-esteem in our martial arts students. Please note: Our martial arts instructors turn most quiet, shy and doubtful beginners into strong outgoing leaders that become powerful practitioners.

Learning Self-Discipline at DC Self Defense Karate Association in Washington, DC – The foundation of martial arts is the focus of self-discipline incorporated into a students training. Instant gratification, the I want it now, and lessons in self-restraint and discipline are learned traits for both children and adults. To succeed in life…this is one of many goals we have for our students. Our Instructors are here to serve.

Making Habits of Physical Fitness – Tired of the boring mundane and repetitive workouts? DC Self Defense Karate Association in Washington, DC is more than a lifestyle change when it comes to fitness. It is a synergized martial arts training program that our students enhance their level of fitness. Our training facility incorporates fun and exciting training concepts that are unique to DC Metro. Get fit by taking the right steps to creating good habits.

Developing a Sense of Respect – As a student of DC Self Defense Karate Association in Washington, DC our students learn to show attention and respect to themselves and others. In this modern and fast paced world too often we see the lack of self-respect for oneself or others. We are proud of our Martial Arts students and the respect shown within the community. Through quality training our students carry on a high level of respect.