Soo Do Kwan | Karate
Welcome to Alexandria Soo Do Kwan! Our martial arts studio is dedicated to the practice and teachings of Karate and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. At Alexandria Soo Do Kwan, our Karate program is rooted in Korea. However, because of the diverse background of our instructors, we incorporate techniques and principles from various sister arts.
We bear the name Soo Do Kwan (“hand way school”) because it is intentionally general – thus indicating our inclusivity and lack of fixation on any one specific traditional way. Our open mindedness allows us to carry forward a unique blend of art, sport, history, philosophy, and self-defense in our curriculum.
Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program is designed to supplement the teachings for our Karate students to learn basic grappling and/or to provide quality training to those who wish to pursue Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu exclusively. Our Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor offers instruction in both self-defense and sport-oriented Jiu-Jitsu.
Our studio space supports small group and one-on-one instruction. It is a safe, non-competitive environment where our students receive the amount of individual attention necessary to foster growth in our program.
At the core of Alexandria Soo Do Kwan, our mission is to make Karate and Jiu-Jitsu accessible for all, irrespective of physical limitations or background. Our approach is student-centric, inclusive, and tailored for the individual student.
“As each individual is free to make his training either difficult or simple, karate is well suited for everyone, regardless of age, gender, or physical condition.”— Gichin Funakoshi, Shotokai
Alexandria Soo Do Kwan Class Schedule
We also offer periodic specialized trainings and seminars. Check back soon for more information on our Events page.
If you’d like to know more, please contact us and we’ll get back to you soon. We look forward to hearing from you!