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Ryoshin-Kan Karate School



"Best Karate School in Virginia Beach, VA."


Best Karate Classes & Camps for Kids & Adults in Virginia Beach, Virginia!


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All Students are Number One at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. We Offer the Best Adult and Youth Martial Arts Programs in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Discounts to All Military, Family, Students & more. Come on in and Join us for an Awesome Karate Adventure!
"Best of the Best"

Self-Discipline, Self-Confidence,

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Great Spring Break Karate Camp 2022.

Karate Summer Camp 2022
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20 June to 2 September 2022
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Awesome Tameshiwari (Breaking) Demo

Congrats: Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Awarded Dojo of the Year 2019

Sparring & Self-Defense Classes Rock!
Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

Karate Classes and Camps Rock
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Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
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Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
Home of the
Dragon Force
National Karate Demo Team
World & National Karate Champions
Grand Slam Open National Sport Karate Champions
US Classic National Karate Champions
World Cup Martial Arts Champions
WCMAO National Karate Champions
World Fall Classic Martial Arts Champions
Battle of the Martial Arts  Champions
East Coast USA Karate Champions
Battle of the 7 Cities Karate Champions 
US Gladiator Challenge Karate Champions
Beach Blast Open Karate Grand Champions 
Virginia's Best Challenge Karate Champions 
*RMAA National Director
*OMAA Virginia State Director
*World Stunt Association (WSA)
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School


Dragon Force National Karate Team
Optimi Optimorum = Best of the Best
*** Established 1980 ***
Self Confidence * Self Discipline * Self Defense

"To be a Karate Champion you have to train with a Karate Champion."

"Best Karate Classes in Virginia Beach, VA."

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

Best Adult and Children Martial Arts Classes,
Military and Family Discounts,
Karate Adults, Karate Kids, Women's Self-Defense Classes, Bullying Defense
Youth Karate Classes, Adult Karate Classes, 
Martial Arts Clinics, Private Lessons, Seminars,
Summer Camps, Spring Camps, Fall Camps,
Karate Tournament Training,
Martial Arts Stunts & Tricks,
Dragon Force National Karate Team,
Dragon Force Karate Demo Team,
Karate Breaking Team
Karate Shows / Demos,
"Best Karate Class in Virginia Beach !"
Karate-Do (empty hand), Kobudo (weapons), Kenjitsu (sword), Xtreme Style Martial Arts, Mixed Martial Arts, Tameshiwari (Breaking),Goshinjitsu (self-defense), Karate Demo Team / Stunt Training 

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
is located one mile south of Lynnhaven Mall at
1064 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA. 23452

Hours of Operation:
Open 7 days a week,
Day, Night & Weekend classes.

Call Now (757) 468-1643


Ryoshin-Kan / Dragon Force Mission
The goals of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School / Dragon Force Karate Demo Team are to be the best at what ever we do and to promote the Martial Arts principles of Honor, Respect, Loyalty, Discipline, Patience, Endeavor and Commitment.
"Best of the Best"

Mind, Body and Spirit
"The purpose of Martial Arts training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit." O'Sensei Ueshiba


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    10 X National Black Belt Self-Defense Champions and 5 X Hall of Fame.
    Dragon Force
    Karate Demo Team
    Members are hand-selected and represent the "Best of the Best" in the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Each member has:
  • a drive to succeed
  • a passion for martial arts
  • a commitment to excellence
  • an excellent academic record
  • an excellent attendance record
  • the ability to learn and improve
    What we do: The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team are ambassadors of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School in Virginia Beach , Virginia. We perform at various community and social events to bring awareness to the benefits of a structured martial arts program.
    The Dragon Force Karate Demo Team and the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School were established by their Founder / Director, Shihan Tim Thompson in 1980.
    *Dragon Force
    National Karate Team*
    The Dragon Force National Karate Team was Officially established by Shihan Tim Thompson in 1995. The Dragon Force National Team performs Karate Shows and competes at National Championships. Members of the Dragon Force National Team are selected from the star performers of the main Dragon Force Karate Demo Team.
    From 1980 to 1995 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School Won numerous 1st Place Trophies in Various Divisions. Since the Creation of the Dragon Force National Karate Team in 1995, Shihan Tim Thompson's outstanding Dragon Force National Team has won 1st Place Trophies at 18 National / World Championships in 1996, 1999, 2000 thru 2019.
    Dragon Force has won the World Cup Team Grand Champion Nine times and they are the First Demo Team to Win the World Cup Martial Arts Championships three years in a Row! Go...Go Dragon Force !
    Shihan (Grand Master) Thompson, 8th Dan: He is the Founder and Director of the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School and the Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team. He established both of these in 1980. He is a World & National Martial Arts Champion and he has been inducted into the Hall of Fames five times. He is Official OMAA Virginia State Director, RMAA National Director, and a Member of the World Stuntmans Association. He is a retired decorated Navy Commander and a graduate of VMI
  • MARTIAL ARTS Seminars, Clinics, Private Lessons, Classes & DEMOS
    Shihan Tim Thompson and the Dragon Force Demo Team are available to do Karate Shows and Seminars at your event. He is available to conduct Seminars, Clinics and Private Lessons in Karate, Kobudo (weapons), Goshinjitsu, Kenjitsu, Tameshiwari, Team Kata / Pairs, Demo Team and more. Learn form the Best and participate in one of our Excellent Karate Seminars, Clinics or Classes. Visit our Sponsor and contact page for more information and to schedule a seminar or demo. You can also call us (757) 468-1643.

    SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM: Find out more about our sponsorship programs and a list of our Current Official Dragon Force Sponsors by visiting our sponsor / contact page.

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    Contact Information
    If you would like more information about Martial Arts Classes / Seminars, Camps, Dragon Force Karate Shows, sponsorships, etc... visit our contact page.

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    "Best Karate School in
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  • Spring Break Karate Camp 2022 Rocked!: Congrats to all Participants on the Spring Break Karate Camp at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. It was Action Packed & Fun Filled. Osu!
  • Congrats: Great Brown Belt Test 2022: Congrats to Kaylyn, Khauliyah, Katurah & Avery on their promotions to Junior Brown Belt (3rd Kyu) after an awesome Test at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 31 March 2022. Well Done!
  • Congrats: Great Kyu Belt Test 2022: Congratulations to all students on your Belt promotions after great Kyu Belt Test at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 5 & 9 Feb, 5 & 9 March and 27 April 2022. Well Done!
  • Happy 42nd Anniversary: Congrats to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & Dragon Force Demo Team on your 42nd anniversary!
  • Great Winter Shugyo 2022: Congrats to all Participants of Ryoshin-Kan Karate School's 41st annual Winter Shugyo conducted on the Beach and in the Ocean on 1 January 2022. Well Done!
  • Great Black Belt Exam: Congrats to all students on an awesome 38th annual Black Belt Exam and Awards Ceremomny on 4 December 2021. Well Done
  • Awesome Battle of the Karate Teams & Hanshi Thompson Karate Seminar 2021: Congrats to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Dragon Force Demo Team and VA Area Dojo on a Great Karate Exhibition and Seminar at Virginia All Stars Gym on 16 Oct 2021. Osu!
  • Amazing Demo Team Tryouts 2021: Congrats to Ryan, Khauliyah, Cody, Kuturah & Avery on maying the Dragon Force Demo Team after awesome tryouts on 23 Sept 2021. Well Done!
  • Excellent Karate Classes: Congrats to all students on their participation in the Karate Classes at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School. I am proud of the entire group. Thank you to all students and parents for all the support. Well Done!
  • World Legends Karate Champions 2019: Congrats to Dragon Force Demo Team & Ryoshin-Kan on your Victory at the World Legends & Heroes Martial Arts Championships at Bethel High School, Hampton, VA on 6 October 2019. Team Dragon Force Won 12 First Place Trophies. Well Done

  • 2022



  • 1 to 31 May - Open for Karate Classes, Camp & Private Lessons every Monday thru Saturday.

  • May - Tournament Training

  • May - Kyu Belt Test

  • May - Dragon Force Karate Demo / Special Event

  • TBD - Demo Team Tryouts

  • * Karate Runway Showdown - Every Friday 5 to 7pm - Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

  • *Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Practice - Every Saturday 1pm & Thursday 5 to 7pm - Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

  • *Self-Defense Class - Every WED - Ryoshin-Kan Karate School - VA. Beach, VA.

  • *Breaking & Self-Defense Clinics - Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - Ryoshin-Kan Karate School - VA. Beach, VA.

  • *Hanshi Thompson's Martial Arts Seminars- U.S.A.
  • Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
    Dragon Force Karate Demo Team
    1064 Lynnhaven Parkway (ste 106)
    Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
    "You have seen the Rest, Now Train with the Best!"
    "World / National / USA East Coast
    Martial Arts Champions !"
    "The Best Defense is Self-Defense."

    "Awesome Karate Classes!"
    The Best Martial Arts Instruction and Classes for Adult and Children in the Virginia Beach, Virginia Area.
    All Martial Arts Students are Number One
    at the Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
    Grand Slam Open National Sport Karate, US Classic, World Fall Classic, Battle of the Martial Arts, Beach Blast Open
    & World Cup
    National Karate Champions

    Ryoshin-Kan Karate School is the Best and Top Martial Arts School
    in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

    Copyright 2004 Ryoshin-Kan Karate School, Inc.
    Virginia Beach, Virginia. Author Shihan T.K. Thompson


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