Best Martial Arts
Teachers in
Washington DC

Why These Martial Arts Teachers?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Washington DC Martial Arts Teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

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Be Ryong Martial Arts

Be Ryong Martial Arts is a martial arts school that is located in Alexandria, Virginia and is owned and operated by Master Seung Hum. Master Seung Hum, also known as Master Yun who is a 5th-degree black belt in TaeKwonDo and 6th-degree black belt in HapKido. The school provides an intensive and rigorous program for all students of any age.

Alexandria, VA 22305


Capital MMA & Elite Fitness

Capital MMA & Elite Fitness is a martial arts school with dojos that are located in Alexandria, Loudoun, Fairfax, and Lorton, Virginia as well as Takoma Park, Maryland. The school was established in 2001, and some of the programs they offer include Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Elite Fitness Training, and Mixed Martial Arts. Capital MMA & Elite Fitness is affiliated with the Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Network.

Alexandria, VA 22306


Double Eagle Fitness

Double Eagle Fitness is a personal training facility in Washington, District of Columbia and, with fitness in mind, their services include personal and small group training, nutrition, and kids, teens, and adult self-defense classes. Their martial arts instruction helps clients cultivate their skills and inner strength in a controlled environment. Double Eagle Fitness offers a free consultation.

Washington, DC 20008



DragonGateD.C. is a kung fu school that is located in Washington, District of Columbia and provides instruction in the traditional kung fu styles of Tai Chi Chuan-Taijichuan, Xing Yi Chuan, Bagua Zhang- Eight Trigram Palm Boxing, and Shaolin Kung Fu. The school offers adult tai chi classes, adult kung fu classes, and youth Shaolin classes as well. Their instructor, Sifu Alexander King, M.S. is a three-time USCKF grand champion of internal martial arts.

Washington, DC 20017


Dynamis Academy

Dynamis Academy serves the community Alexandria, Virginia and its surrounding areas. The martial arts school helps to develop intelligence and inspire potential. They are proud to bring decades of experience to their clients and their featured programs include kids martial arts for ages 6-17 years, adult martial arts for ages 18+, a summer camp for ages 4-12 years, and birthday parties for ages 5-12 years.

Alexandria, VA 22310


Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do

Jhoon Rhee Tae Kwon Do is a martial arts school based in Falls Church, Virginia. In 1962, the Jhoon Rhee System of Tae Kwon Do was established by Grandmaster Jhoon Rhee, who is considered the father of American Tae Kwon Do. Their programs include Kneehigh Ninja for ages 4 to 7, junior program for ages 7 to 11, teen and adult program for ages 12 and up, Taiji One, birthday parties, camps, and a before and after school program. The instructors at the school aim to provide a safe and fun training.

Falls Church, VA 22046


Jung Do Kwan Martial Arts

Jung Do Kwan Martial Arts is an independent martial arts school that serves the community of Arlington, Virginia. Keeping independent allows the school to design their own curriculum based on the diverse backgrounds of school owner Dave Sanchez and his staff. Dave and his team consider their students to be like family and connect with their students on a personal level, striving to help kids shape their confidence in not only martial arts but in their lives. The school offers classes for age groups 4-5 years, 6-12 years, 13-16 years, and 16 and up. Jung Do Kwan Martial Arts specializes in providing instruction in Taekwondo and Hapkido and is associated and affiliated with USA Taekwondo, World Taekwondo Federation, Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Headquarters, and Dollamur Swain Sport Surfaces.

Arlington, VA 22207


Kicks Karate - Your Family Martial Arts Academy

Kicks Karate-Your Family Martial Arts Academy is a premier martial arts school that is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Founded by Master John Bussard, an 8th Degree Black Belt, the school was established in 1994 and in both Montgomery and Frederick Counties, they have over 4,000 active students. The school offers martial arts that are created for the specific needs of each age group. The school is also a popular host for fun-filled, adventurous, and exciting birthday parties. They provide special seasonal discounts.

Gaithersburg, MD 20878


Kim Karate Taekwondo and Learning Center

Kim Karate Taekwondo and Learning Center in Lanham Seabrook, Maryland has been providing master instruction since 1970. Their superior programs include adult taekwondo, children's taekwondo, after-school programs, and a summer camp program. The school aims to practice courtesy, integrity, perseverance, and self-control and they strive to instill those qualities in their students as well.

Seabrook, MD 20706


Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts, LLC

Pentagon Mixed Martial Arts, LLC is a martial arts school that serves the people of Arlington, Virginia. Their adult programs include Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Grappling, Women's Fitness Kickboxing, and Personal Training. Their youth programs include After School Program, Little Warriors, Young Warriors, Teen Warriors, and spring, summer, and winter Camps. They offer a free class for prospective students.

Arlington, VA 22204


Seichou Karate Dojo

Seichou Karate Dojo in Alexandria, Virginia was established in 1971. Their Kids Programs include karate, juku, calligraphy, and birthday parties, among others. They offer classes to people of all ages and skillsets and strives to teach in relationship to the specific needs and circumstances of each student. The school was the recipient of the City Paper’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Best Martial Arts Classes- Best of D.C. Award.

Alexandria, VA 22314


Virginia Okinawan Karate Dojo

Alexandria-based Virginia Okinawan Karate Dojo is a martial arts school that specializes in teaching classes in Okinawan Karate. Their 8th-Degree Karate Master teaches students to defend themselves against all manner of attacks. While the dojo focuses on adult self-defense karate instruction, they also provide kids classes twice a week. Before students decide to join, they can try 3 free classes.

6416 Grovedale Dr
Alexandria, VA 22310


Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy of Washington D.C.

Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Academy of Washington D.C. is located in Washington, District of Columbia and opened its doors in February 2008. Their instructor, Master Sifu Larry Hawkins has been a practitioner of Tai Chi and other Chinese martial arts for well over 30 years and has been certified by the Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan Federation to teach Wu Style. The school provides traditional instruction for better health, serenity, and self-defense.

Washington, DC 20003


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