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We are following the Orders of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia concerning COVID-19 Virus.
*Note: All Students and Parents Please Download, Read and Follow Ryoshin-Kan's COVID-19 Plan on this site. We will have copies of the plan at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.

1:) Ryoshin-Kan Karate School will re-open for regular Karate Classes starting 8 June 2020.

Karate Class Schedule:
*KIDS CLASSES: Monday to Friday - 5pm & 6pm Classes. Saturdays 10am to 12Noon & 1pm to 2pm.
ADULTS / TEENS CLASSES: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri - 7pm Classes. Saturdays 12Noon to 1pm

*All Instructors and Students will maintain a physical distance of 6 feet when at the Dojo & training.
*MASKs are Optional for participants that are in Karate Class and exercising. Mask are required for all Non Participants.
We ask all Parents to wait in their car or to drop off their child and come back after class to pick up.

2. PRIVATE LESSONS by appointments. *For details / appts - Call (757) 468-1643 or send email to ryoshinkankarate@gmail.com. You can also use the Send e-mail link at the end of this statement.

3. KARATE SUMMER CAMP for Youth is scheduled to start on 15 June 2020. Camp Forms and Details will be available on 9 June 2020.

4. If you are sick, stay Home and do not come to class.
5:) Ryoshin-Kan Karate School has been cleaned / sanitized and we are stocked up on hand sanitizers, anti-bacterial soap, tp, paper towels & Lysol spray.
6:) Students will wash or sanitize hands before and after classes. Students and Instructors can wear mask.
7:) We urge you to take precautions as recommended by the City of Virginia Beach and the CDC.
8:) Check back each day for updates.
Keep Training , Stay Safe, God Bless.
Osu. Sensei Thompson


***Click the Below link to Download & Read Ryoshin-Kan COVID-19 Plan.

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Congrats: Great Kyu Belt Test!

Congrats: Great 36th Annual Black Belt Awards Banquet - 8 DEC 2019.

Dragon Force Demo Team Rocks!

Congrats: Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
2019 World Legends Karate Champions

Awesome Tameshiwari (Breaking) Demo

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Awarded Dojo of the Year 2019

Sparring & Self-Defense Classes Rock!
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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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    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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  • Excellent Karate Classes & Video Lessons: Congrats to all students on their participation in the Outdoor Karate Classes & Karate Video Lessons at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School during the Pandemic. I am proud of the entire group. Thank you to all students and parents for sending me action photos from 1 April to 31 May 2020. Well Done!
  • Dojo Projects Update: During this down time we have done major Dojo Projects at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School during April & May 2020, including Tori Sign painted / rebuilt, new ceiling installed, front & back railings fixed / painted, front bench painted, new Plumbing work completed, sink bottom caulk, Dojo floor reinstalled, Office roof cleaned, New Water Cooler Installed, general cleaning and painting. Well Done & Thank you to Sensei Thompson, Sensei Hayden, Sempai Zachary and Mr. Youssef for doing a Great Job.
  • Great Kyu Belt Test: Congrats to all students on their Belt promotion after a great Kyu Belt Test at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 22 February 2020. Well Done!
  • Awesome Karate Kids Event 2020: Congrats to all participants on a great Karate Kids Special Event & Anti-Bullying Seminar at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School on 8 February 2020. Well Done!
  • Great Winter Shugyo 2020: Congrats to all participants on a great & very cold (34 degrees)40th Winter Shugyo 1 January 2020 at the Oceanfront in Virginia Beach, VA. We trained on the Beach and in the Ocean.Plus afterwards a nice breakfast at Mary's Restaurant. OohYa!
  • Happy 40th Anniversary: Congrats to Ryoshin-Kan Karate School & Dragon Force Demo Team on your 40th anniversary!
  • 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

  • 2020



  • 1 to 30 June - Open for Karate classes every Monday thru Saturday.
  • 15 June to 4 Sept - Karate Summer Camp at Ryoshin-Kan Karate School.
  • 1 to 30 June - Online / Video Karate Lessons.
  • June - VB Sun Articles.
  • * Karate Runway Showdown - Every Friday 5 to 7pm - Ryoshin-Kan Karate School
  • *Dragon Force National Karate Demo Team Practice - Every Saturday 1pm & Thursday 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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