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Dong's Karate, Trusted Since 1971

Martial Arts for the Whole Family

Learn from the best Martial Arts instructors in the area who are dedicated to providing a stable, family environment where you can excel in your personal goals and find a varied and supportive community. Whether your plan is to compete, lose weight, meet new like-minded people or increase your day-to-day life, we will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible while having fun doing it! The benefits of Martial Arts classes are endless. From confidence and self-esteem to discipline and empowerment, whether you're enjoying or Kids Martial Arts classes or our Adult programs, you'll start seeing improvement in mind, body, and spirit in only a few short classes. GET STARTED TODAY by clicking the Request More Information button!

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Week Trial - Family Martial Arts

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  • 1 Week of Classes with a Certified Instructor
  • 1 Voucher per Person
$ 20 / 1 Week

Week Trial - Kids Martial Arts

  • Official Uniform
  • New Clients Only
  • 1 Week of Classes with a Certified Instructor
$ 20 / 1 Week

Week Trial - Adult Martial Arts

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  • New Clients Only
  • 1 Week of Classes with a Certified Instructor
$ 20 / 1 Week

I have been training in Grand Master Dong's School for over 20 years and travel from North Carolina on a weekly basis in order to train at the Headquarters School. Grand Master Dong has established a very unique and practical system of training which encompasses real-world skills both physical and mental. As a professional instructor and school owner, I have other choices of where to train but there is nowhere else I desire to go. Whether you are looking for classes for your child, yourself or your entire family, this school has a program that will meet and exceed your expectations.

Matt M.

Our family has enjoyed a twenty-year relationship with Grand Master Dong's karate school, and we can wholeheartedly recommend his schools for anyone seeking not only SUPERB training in the martial arts but in personal development as well.

It has always been very important to our family to train in an atmosphere where the leadership is invested in promoting and exemplifying the values of kindness, humility, and respect. It is our observation that GMD's schools uniquely and abundantly claim these essential attributes which are needed for a truly complete education in the martial arts. Training in the development of personal integrity, honor, honesty, self-control, and the value of community service are inescapable when one attends his schools.

GMD's schools offer a program that trains the whole human being, preparing students to rightly apply the principals mastered with the knowledge and wisdom that was intended for this art form.

Five solid stars!

Patricia M.

My son has been attending Dongs Karate for a little over 2 years now. We love Dongs Karate. I have been impressed with what is taught at school as it is more than just self defense that you walk away with. I feel the instructors care about the students not only while they are attending their classes but also outside of class to ensure they are successful at home as well as at school. I would highly recommend Dongs Karate to anyone interested in learning martial arts.

Tania S. T.

From white belt to world champion. That's the path I got to take largely in part to Grand Master Dong's teachings. The things I've learned from him and the things he has imparted to me reach far beyond his classroom. Excellence is achieved through effort. Success is a byproduct that comes when you put his teachings to work in the classroom and in life. Learning from him has been a great experience for me.

Romney S. M.

On a whim, we enrolled our son in karate at Dong's this past July--he wanted to do some kind of extra-curricular activity (he was 5, now 6, and in kindergarten). Everyone was really nice and respectful--our son had a great time...and a week later, I joined, too! Classes are scheduled on a variety of days and times, so that you can attend when it works for you and there are typically multiple instructors and/or higher level belts who work to give those taking the class individual attention and support. You train at your level of fitness and skill. My son and I just received our orange belts and we have a goal of getting our black belts one day! We're pretty blessed in that our son is a typically well-behaved kid, but karate is definitely having a positive impact on him and I definitely have noticed a positive impact on myself--with regards to my physical fitness/abilities, body image, and self-esteem. I would (and have!) recommend Dong's to anyone--particularly this location...we greatly appreciate the help and support from all of the instructors. :)

Bridget N.

I have been a student of Dong's Karate for nearly 18 years and continue to love going to class, teaching newer students, and learning and refining my techniques. I have been fortunate to practice at Headquarters Branch, learning directly from the Grandmaster himself. While attending law school and business school I practiced in Newport News under a great instructor - Will Morrissette. Upon returning to Richmond, I continue to practice at the Midlothian Branch and could not ask for more dedicated individuals with Instructor Carlton and Instructor Patrick.

Dong's Karate has it all beginning with master-level instruction from a 9th Degree Black Belt, who has dedicated his life to innovation in martial arts, making Dong's School the best in Richmond year-after-year and it was recently recognized as one of the top ten martial arts schools in America. This school has patient and friendly teachers that help families and students of all ages and encourages giving back to the local community by sponsoring an annual charity tournament for the Richmond Children's Hospital. I look forward to becoming a 5th Degree Black Belt this Fall and continuing to grow as a teacher and a student.

Richard G.

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