Shorin-Ken Karatedo

Butokuden - Kyoto, Japan

For more information of our dojo's affiliation with Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK), we are honored and proud to be a part of the International Certified dojo and Instructor by Japan’s Premier Martial Arts Society.

Note: Gracie Jiu-Jitsu University is not affiliated with Bushin-Kan Dojo USA or DNBK.

At Bushin Kan Dojo of Richmond, we feature Shorin-Ken Karatedo and focus on practical self defensive skills. Shorin-Ken Karatedo evolved from Okinawan Te, Goju-Ryu, Chinese Kenpo and incorporates skills and knowledge refined from the classical Japanese martial arts.


Starting at the age of 7, student's training is comprehensive and dynamic basic physical skills curriculum includes strikes, kicks, blocks, escapes, grappling, throws, ground maneuvers, joint locks, holds, sweeps, break-falls, and defensive options. Students are exposed to theories, tactics, skills, and methods tested and evolved by centuries of use and continually adapted to meet modern needs and contingencies.  Students are aiming to build optimal mind, body, spirit and defensive skills at all times.


As students progress, more advanced techniques are introduced along with increased understanding of their application.  Karatedo rank and colored belts are awarded to students who successfully demonstrate the technical skill level, appropriate mindset, and leadership developments for advancement.  Advanced students are afforded the opportunity to practice select Okinawan Kobudo weapons.

Our comprehensive discipline is Muso Chishin Ryu Heiho which includes the martial arts of Kenjustsu, Iaido, Battojutsu, Jujutsu, Judo, Aikijujutsu, Karatedo,  Goshinjutsu, and Kobudo. 

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Class Schedule & Membership


Shorin-Ken Karatedo (age 7 & up Novice): 
Monthly Membership: $100.00
- Monday @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
- Wednesday @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Shorin-Ken Karatedo (Int / Adv): 
Monthly Membership: $100.00
- Monday @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
- Wednesday @ 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm

*** Best Deal Around ***
1) Kids: $100.00 per month includes Bullyproof & Karate
2) Adults: $125.00 per month includes GJJ & Karate

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$125.00 per month includes GJJ, Women Empowered, & Karate
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** White dogi (uniform) required for class participation **