2014 Okinawa Trip Diary

Summer Schedule has started!

Remember that you can attend any day that you like! Feel free to attend as many classes as you would like per week, as long as it is the class for your belt rank. Use this schedule to get ahead this summer! (Little Dragons still have the normal schedule)


Shorin-Ryu Karate of Williamsburg is the premier training center for traditional karate-an alternative to the costly, contract-based martial arts schools today. The benefits of our training go beyond powerful self-defense skills. Weight loss, stress relief, whole body fitness,focus and confidence make our classes an invaluable training experience for families and individuals.

Our family-run facility is one of the most authentic martial art centers in the area and we are the United States training center for our headquarters in Japan.

We teach and practice the art of Shorin-Ryu Karate from Okinawa, Japan which focuses on self-achievement and discipline through strong physical and mental training.

We train families and individuals to reach their greatest potential of physical capability, mental toughness and inner confidence without expensive membership contracts or programs. Our school offers a one of a kind atmosphere, training with internationally certified teachers and affliation with one of the most prestigious martial organizations in Japan.

Our chief instructor is John Spence, 7th Degree Black belt and the director for Shorin-Ryu Butokukan in the United States.

He has been well-known educator in the Williamsburg/ James City County School System for 17 years and teaches at Matoaka Elementary School.

Contact us today!

Lightfoot Crossing Shopping Center

401-D Lightfoot Road

Williamsburg, Virginia 23188


or 220-2676 (after 5:30 p.m. Mon-Thurs)

ARTICTales from the Makiwara

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Congratulations to our newest Black Belts!

(left to right)

Marissa Turner-Junior Shodan

Joey Selwaeh-Shodan

Brian Doherty-Shodan

Jim Murtha-Shodan

Josiah Garrison-Shodan

Gasshuku clips

Thank you to all those who participated in this year's Spring Gasshuku! Although a gasshuku's purpose is to reinforce all of the areas in our curriculum, it is also a time to celebrate all of the things that we admire in each other regardless of patches and belts. We had an amazing time training with one another and look forward to the next opportunity.

Camp Pictures

Day 1 and 2

Day 3


Revised Handbook Now Available here

(Click on Cover)


photo by Chris Wilson


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