Virginia Okinawan Karate Budokan

Virginia Okinawan Karate Budokan focuses on Okinawan based martial arts, seminars, training and comp Our DBA is Coastal Virginia Karate (Cova Karate).

I am a practitioner of Okinawan Shorin-ryu, I studied and practiced exclusively under Shorin-ryu Shorinkan until 2022. My story with this system actually started when I was about 9 years old, way back in the mid 1970's. Like others, my training was interrupted due to life changes and relocating due to work. I returned to the same dojo and picked up my training several times. Eventually, I was able

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Calling all Hampton Roads residents! ( ) Looking to add Traditional Okinawan Karate to your routine? We're not about cage fighting or competition, but about building mental strength, grit, and a "Just Do It" attitude.

Cova Karate is the area's only Adult-Only martial arts school specifically designed for busy professionals. Curious what sets us apart? Experience the difference with our 2-week FREE trial (no sales pitches, just pure karate!).

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Virginia beach karate & martial arts 05/08/2024

Interested in Traditional Okinawan Based marital arts in the Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake. Coastal Virginia Karate offers Traditional Okinawan Karate and Weapons exclusively to Adults. Our classes are lead by 7th Dan David Colaizzi, Sean S Schroeder and Vinh Dinh

Our goal isn't to put you in another high stressed environment, as most 'traditional schools' do. We believe that having fun and being relaxed is a better environment for you to learn.

Try 2 free classes, you will be imbedded in our regular class, not put aside in an introduction class to be sold.

Signup on CoVa's Web site today ->

Virginia beach karate & martial arts Virginia Beach Karate for adults. Many adults have dreamed of earning their black belt. Cova, Karate is your Virginia Beach Karate school specially suited for those over 30 It's never too late to start on your karate journey!

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It's Military Appreciation Month

We have set up a plan to provide free Karate classes to Military members ( Active/Veterans ). The sale of our CoVa Karate apparel will support this goal.

Help us provide Traditional based Okinawan Shorin-ryu classes to those who have served us by getting your T-Shirt.

Orders will be processed in bulk in 8 days and sent out.

‼️Train Like a Warrior, Support a Hero!‼️

☎️Calling all CoVA community! We're kicking off an epic promotion with gear so cool, it'll have you ready to take on any challenge!

But this isn't your average fundraiser. Every 👕 t-shirt and hoodie purchase helps us offer FREE 🥋karate classes to our 🪖 military personnel, 🫡 veterans, and 🚨first responders!

That's right! You get awesome CoVA Karate swag, AND you help empower the heroes who keep us safe. Talk about a win-win!

👉Here's the lowdown:

Limited edition CoVA Karate t-shirts and hoodies!
Every purchase helps to provides FREE classes to our local heroes!

Represent your inner warrior while supporting a great cause!

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Head over to our website (link in below!) and grab your gear TODAY! Spots are limited, so don't miss out

P.S. Haven't tried karate yet? No problem! We offer introductory classes for all ages and skill levels. Tag a friend who might be interested in joining the CoVA Karate tribe!

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Let's build a stronger, more empowered community together!


While most martial art schools pay lip service to teaching discipline Coastal Virginia Karate ( Cova Karate ) has developed a coaching / mentoring program for business leaders, manager, sale reps specifically to develop new habits and discipline.

We are currently offering the Mentorship training to 10 local business people FREE, with your commitment to 12 months of martial arts training. But we don't want you to feel pressured in joining, so we will also give you 4 free classes so you can make an informed and logical decision!

To be considered for the program, send an email to [email protected] and provide your contact information so we can get you on the schedule!


Looking for a plan to deal with stress? Karate can help, we offer a unique program for busy professionals like you who don't have the time to regularly train at the dojo.

Join our Virtual Dojo, train at home and supplement your training with periodic dojo training.

Our new online training platform provides you, the videos, the assessments, and the workbooks to learn. Karate of two black belt.

This self-directed training program realizes heavily on virtual training and periodic in person training at the dojo. At your convenience. This is karate training designed around your schedule, your needs.

We offer the first primer course free! Simply use the button below to learn more and get signed up.



Interested in Okinawan Karate? If you live in or near Virginia Beach visit Coastal Virginia Karate we offer a Okinawan karate curriculum based on Shorin-ryu

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Life is Challenging enough. Martial arts training should be enjoyable, fun and destressing.

Join our Adults only Karate classes, designed specifically for adults who want to increase mobility, flexibility and join others adults looking for an escape from the daily grind.



The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Karate should be simplified and easy to learn. It should not be about memorizing, kata or other forms simply to get a rank. The goal of all the katas is developed. Movement instinctive responses. The objective of learning a dozen kata as well as yakuzuki kumiteze and other drills and memorizing Japanese words is to perpetuate the idea of learning another cultures, traditions.
Our goal is to take the intrinsic knowledge that's built into the traditional systems extract dead knowledge which is necessary and useful and only teach that in the context of self-defense. This means that belt ranks are not our focus, perfecting kata within The precision of a NASA engineer is not our focus. Our focus and our intent is only on developing the skills necessary and maintaining those skills for self-defense and self protection


There's always that one in the group


Understanding Okinawan Karate systems

Many accept that Karate comes from Japan, but this would be inaccurate. They should not accredit the existence of Karate to Japan, but to a little island kingdom between Japan and China, called the Ryūkyū Kingdom, now referred to as Okinawa, Japan... {read more}

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I started making my own Kobudo weapons about 3 or so years ago when I couldn't find decent tools at an affordable price for my students. I started first with EKU (oar) and then moved to Bo and Nunchaku.

Now offering handmade octagonal Oak Nunchuku up to 18" in length. The base price is only $45 s/h not included . Engraving is extra and can be anything you want.

Order a set for yourself, school owners add your school name.


As a martial art school, this is our sole objective


We are growing and welcoming new students! Experienced, some Martial arts training or no martial arts training. Our underlying philosophy of teaching "karate" is unlike other schools.

Try us free for 2 days and experience the difference, our curriculum is about developing self defense skills, and not the dogma of "traditional Japanese karate" pushed by martial art associations - we are an independent "locally grown" Martial art schools, taught from the American perspective.

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Coastal Virginia Karate will offer Corporate Self Defense workshops under CoVa Self Defense Academy!

We offer comprehensive group workshops for corporations, non-profit organisations, schools, and other community groups.

Workshops last 1 to 3 hours depending on the subject.

We are offering a special on our Introduction to Self-Defense workshop. In this workshop, we discuss current trends, what you need to know, and give physical concepts to deal with acts of physical violence.

For more information, PM us today. We will offer a New Year special!

Stay tuned for more information!


Our ladies work hard to learn self protection skills.


Organizational Karate systems are great for teaching the basic principles. Few however, go beyond basic concepts, they keep their Kata strictly "traditional" this may be that most people are content in learning the template Kata, the one everyone does as a group. Changing timing of movements, altering angles modifying the "stances & transitions" to emulate a more realistic combative situation may be viewed as either heresy or two advanced.

At CoVA we do the above, our students first learn the templates of the Kata, and then add angles, and changes in timing. In between this they are encouraged to add their own essence to the Kata.


When I look at a form be it from Okinawan Karate, Japanese Karate, Tae Kwon do, Filipino Arnis, King-fu, Muay Thai or moves in wrestling/BJJ I see the same basic movements.

Our limbs (arms and legs), hands feet, head, neck and torso all have the same mechanics, unless otherwise affected), all movements are limited by the universal movements we all share.

Therefore, I see very little difference in styles, or systems. I see different takes on how to 'operate'


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Karate camps are like Continuing education for us. Last weekend we spent 2 days reviewing and working on concepts.

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Saturday relax day hanging with the family.


CoVA karate's goal is to teach effective Okinawan Karate to American students, based on American cultural ideas.

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