Hidy Ochiai Karate - Northern Virginia

Hidy Ochiai Karate - Northern Virginia

We're the area’s premier traditional Japanese martial arts school, showing people of all ages how to improve their mind & body to become their very best!

We have a very long overdue CONGRATULATIONS to Michael on his promotion to Junior Black Belt over the summer!! We're sorry for the late recognition!

You have come a long way over the years and are now a model student. We are so very proud of your hard work, dedication, and commitment to constantly improving both your character and physical technique.

We look forward to seeing you grow and continue to progress in your training. Again, congratulations. You are a wonderful example for all the other juniors!

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

#Budo

Today’s budo arts all evolved from the training systems used by the samurai, which can be seen most in the ancient art of kobudo. But you can even see these practices in the modern arts of kendo, judo, karate, and more.

[11/21/18]   Holiday Schedule Reminder:

We have both Little Pandas at 5:00 and All Ranks class at 6:15 today. We are closed Thursday through Sunday and reopen for all classes on Monday, November 26.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

CONGRATULATIONS Scarlett on your promotion to Junior Black Belt!!

You've worked very hard over the years, and you've shown a tremendous amount of patience and perseverance. We are so proud of you and your accomplishment!

Remember, Black Belt is just one of many milestones along the path of self-development. Keep doing your best and keep a "fresh mind" as you continue your traditional martial arts education.

Congratulations again! See you in class!

[11/19/18]   GRAND OPENING NEW STUDENT SPECIAL! Start your training in traditional martial arts with our best introductory offer.

We had a wonderful visit with Master Ochiai at the end of last week. It was a full house!

Thank you Master Ochiai for your continued commitment to your students here in Virginia. We're looking forward to seeing you later in December!

[11/15/18]   ANNOUNCEMENT: All classes are cancelled today due to the continued bad weather and hazardous road conditions. We were hoping to be able to hold classes, but out of concern for safety, we're closing the school for the day.

Please stay safe out there. Osensei Ochiai and Sensei Winkler look forward to seeing everyone on Friday and Saturday!

We're back from the Toyama Ryu Iaido & Hanbo Seminar with Master Hidy Ochiai this weekend and ready for classes this week!

Sadly, we didn't get any pics from the seminar this weekend, so here's one from the Toyama Ryu and Kendo Seminar we had here in VA back in June. Can't wait to hold another of these!

The pictures from our Grand Opening celebration are finally up! It was an amazing, fun-filled weekend that went by too fast.

Thank you to all of our dedicated students, past and present, and the greater Loudoun County community, all of whom made this beautiful, new school possible!

We're looking forward to many, many more years to come!

The Grand Opening celebration of our new, 5,500 sqft. state-of-the art martial arts school in Ashburn Crossing right by Redskins Park! Our new school has locker rooms with showers, a vast family-viewing area, and a 3,000 sqft. traditional wood training floor, built with cutting-edge gym floor construction.

The Grand Opening celebration of our new, 5,500 sqft. state-of-the art martial arts school in Ashburn Crossing right by Redskins Park! Our new school has locker rooms with showers, a vast family-viewing area, and a 3,000 sqft. traditional wood training floor, built with cutting-edge gym floor construction.

The Grand Opening celebration of our new, 5,500 sqft. state-of-the art martial arts school in Ashburn Crossing right by Redskins Park! Our new school has locker rooms with showers, a vast family-viewing area, and a 3,000 sqft. traditional wood training floor, built with cutting-edge gym floor construction.

[10/31/18]   Remember that we have a special class schedule today for Halloween: All Ranks Karate-do 4:30-5:15pm. There is no 6:15pm class.

Have a fun and safe time tonight and always stay aware!

[10/28/18]   Thank you to all who came to our Grand Opening & Open House this weekend. It was a great success and so wonderful to see everyone!

We also would like to give a very big thank you to our special guests Tony Howard, president of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, Vanessa Wagner, small business manager at the Loudoun County Economic Development, and to Master Hidy Ochiai!

Stay tuned, we’ll have pictures up soon!

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We know it's been awhile since we posted, and we apologize for the blackout. It's been a whirlwind since we opened our doors to our new Dojo in June. But, we've got a bunch backlogged from our packed summer that we'll get up here soon!

In the meantime, there was the annual Wa-shin Ryu Tournament in upstate New York this past weekend that some of our students competed in, and we wanted to say CONGRATULATIONS!!! Everyone did so well, with each competitor bringing home at least one medal!!

Unfortunately, we're missing one our competitors, so we'll have a complete photo soon. Congratulations again. We're all very proud of you!

Thank you so much to all our students and their families for their help this weekend getting us moved out of our old school and in to our new one!! It was a great success, and now we’re ready for opening day!

While we’ll be doing more improvements to the school in preparation for our Grand Opening in the Fall, this was a wonderful start to a new chapter for our Dojo. Thank you again for everyone’s help!

The sign is up and the mirrors are installed! It’s official: ALL classes will be held in our new space starting Monday, June 25!

Stay tuned, there is more work to be done in the next week and a half. It’s an exciting and busy time! #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #ashburnkarate #WashinRyu #ashburnmartialarts #traditionalkarate #traditionaljapanesemartialarts #karate #martialarts #budo

Hidy Ochiai Karate - Northern Virginia

The coat rack is done and the wood work in the lobby is getting its final spray! Next up is mirrors and benches and then we’re almost there! #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #WashinRyu #ashburnkarate #ashburnmartialarts #karate #martialarts #budo #traditionalmartialarts #japanesemaetialarts #dojo

[05/26/18]   The Dojo is closed for the Memorial Day Holiday. We'll be back open on Tuesday, May 29 for all classes.

Have a safe and wonderful weekend. See you next week!

The wood floor is finished and now we’re moving towards finishing the rest of the wood work in the lobby! In just a few short weeks, it’ll all be transformed! #nofilter #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #traditionaljapanesemartialarts #ashburnkarate #ashburnmartialarts #karate #dojo #martialarts #budo

The wood floor is down and the sanders are out. It won’t be long now before it’s done! #HidyOchiaiKarate #WashinRyu #karatenova #traditionalkarate #japanesekarate #ashburnkarate #ashburnmartialarts #karate #martialarts

It’s another busy day here at the new Dojo. The finish wood is going down and the entrance to the training floor is taking shape! #HidyOchiaiKarate #WashinRyu #karatenova #ashburnmartialarts #ashburncrossing #ashburnkarate #Dojo #karate #martialarts

Summer Camp Registration is still open, and we have a 10% special discount for May only (code: May10%OFF)!

Our Summer Camps offer the perfect way for your child to learn traditional Japanese martial arts at its best with a program specifically designed by world-renowned Master Hidy Ochiai.

All camps will be held at our brand-new, 5,500 sqft. school in Ashburn, just south of One Loudoun across from the Redskins Bubble!

To Enroll: go to http://bit.ly/MartialArtsCampEnroll, and use code May10%OFF at checkout.

For more information: please visit http://bit.ly/MartialArtsCamp, or call us at 571-420-6758

The subfloor is just about finished and the finish wood has arrived. By this time next week it should be done! #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #ashburnmartialarts #traditionalmartialarts #Japanesemartialarts

We’ve entered into the next phase of the construction. The wood floor is going down and the finish carpentry has begun! #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #ashburnmartialarts

We had a great Spring Session of Little Pandas! Looking forward to seeing everyone at our Renshu Session starting this afternoon! #LittlePandas #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #karatekids #kidsmartialarts #ashburnmartialarts

We’ve got a bunch of machines in here working on the polishing and staining the floors. Can’t wait to see what it’ll look like once it’s done! #karatenova #HidyOchiaiKarate #ashburnmartialarts #WashinRyu

Training floor is getting painted and the offices are getting insulation. Things are really starting to take shape! #HidyOchiaiKarate #AshburnMartialArts #karatenova #WashinRyu #HidyOchiai #OchiaiLLC #karate #martialarts #traditionalmartialarts #japanesemartialarts #karateashburn

Construction is moving along at a fast pace! Drywall is up on the training floor, the ceiling grid is hung for the offices, and did someone say SHOWERS???...That's right the cut in the concrete floor you see is plumbing for showers, which will be in both the men's and women's locker room!

So, you may have heard...we are MOVING!! Later this Spring, we will be in our brand new, 5,500 sqft. Dojo in Ashburn! It is 4 times larger than our current school, and among many other great upgrades, it will have a traditional wooden floor!

The address is 21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive Suite 150. It's right across from Redskins Park (you can see the bubble from our front door), and just minutes from One Loudoun. They've already got the lights on our training floor up and things are going quickly!

Stay tuned for more updates and photos! And to get all of the latest developments, you can follow us on instagram @hidyochiaikarate_nova or go to our website www.karatenova.com.

[03/21/18]   SCHEDULE UPDATE: All classes are cancelled today. The parking lot for the entire business park has not been plowed nor have any of the sidewalks been treated, so it's not safe at all. We apologize for the inconvenience.

We fully expect to be open tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your snow day. See you then!

[03/20/18]   UPDATE: We are still open for classes this evening. Stay tuned though as things may change if the weather significantly worsens.

If you do come, please be safe out there!

We had a full house for Master Ochiai’s last class this month! Thank you for another wonderful visit. We can’t wait until next time! #HidyOchiaiKarate #HidyOchiai #karatenova #WashinRyu #traditionalkarate #traditionalmartialarts #karate #martialarts #dojo

Our Friday night cleaning crew for March hard at work! Some very dedicated students here. Thank you for helping to keep our Dojo beautiful! #HidyOchiaiKarate #karatenova #dedication #dojo

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our Little Pandas on their graduation yesterday!!

It was another great session, and we will miss having you every Monday and Wednesday. But, the next one gets going March 14, and we cant' wait. See you then!

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"What we and other researchers have found is that their practice is one of those rare crossovers that helps significantly improve the brain just as much as the body"

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Thank you Master Ochiai for another wonderful visit last week!

We all learn so much each time from your tremendous wisdom, knowledge, and experience. We can't wait until your next visit!

Also, remember that even though schools are closed today, the Dojo is open for class tonight. We'll see you then!

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

Another great video from the Japan Culture Center!

Today’s budo arts all evolved from the training systems used by the samurai, which can be seen most in the ancient art of kobudo. But you can even see these practices in the modern arts of kendo, judo, karate, and more.

Despite the extreme cold and snow, we had a wonderful time this weekend at Hatsu Geiko with Master Ochiai. One of our students, Emir, even won the raffle for Master Ochiai's calligraphy!

Thank you Osensei for all the wisdom you shared with us to help guide us in the New Year. We look forward to seeing you again soon here in Virginia!

We have one more student, who deserves a big CONGRATUALTIONS for his achievement of Junior Black Belt. Well done Warner!!!

Warner has trained very hard since his first day, coming to the Dojo at minimum 3 times per week and frequently practicing on his own at home. Since then, he has not only developed great physical skill, but he has also made huge improvements in his attitude and character at home and at school, demonstrating the true purpose of martial arts training. His constant dedication, discipline, and sincere effort have really paid off! We are so proud to have him as one of our black belts.

We look forward to this new level in his training, especially as he continues to develop into a strong leader!

Last month one of our earliest students achieved her Black Belt! CONGRATULATIONS Michelle!!

By chance, Michelle's family happened to be walking by our school a day before we officially opened our doors in April of 2014. They decided to stop and take a quick look inside just to see what was going on, and we are so glad that they did! Michelle has been an excellent student, working hard consistently over the years. She has also proven herself to be a capable and reliable leader (especially during our Summer Camps!), and she always provides a great example for the other junior students.

We are so happy for your accomplishment. And remember, this is only the beginning!

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Congratulations Mr. Thorpe on your promotion to Black Belt!!

Mr. Thorpe began his training in 1975 in Ithaca, NY. He trained there for five years, achieving his Brown Belt and was on the verge of being tested for his Black Belt, until life events demanded that he move away to an area that had no Wa-shin Ryu school.

36 years later, Mr. Thorpe was able to resume his training with us here in Virginia. Since then, he has trained very hard, displaying a spirit of determination, patience, and perseverance --hallmarks of a true martial arts student.

We are very proud of you and your accomplishment. Keep it up, and never forget your Sho-Shin!

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We've got a NEW schedule for Tuesday & Thursday evenings starting today!

The 6:15pm class is now 45 minutes long, making all our classes on these days 45 minutes.

To see our complete schedule go to: http://bit.ly/2iYiBzT or download the MindBody app at https://www.mindbodyonline.com/get-the-app.

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21140 Ashburn Crossing Drive Suite 150
Ashburn, VA
20147

Opening Hours

Monday 14:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 14:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 14:00 - 19:30
Thursday 14:00 - 19:30
Friday 14:00 - 19:30
Saturday 08:30 - 12:00
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