Virginia Beach Martial art school
"Karate starts and ends with defense"
-Sensei Noel Smith
OBI Karate school of Virginia has been teaching Okinawan Shorin-ryu Kobayashi-Te since 1968.
We are the oldest Karate Dojo in Virginia beach.
OBI Karate School of Virginia Beach is the oldest karate school in Virginia Beach. We are internationally recognized, with branches in Europe, Asia, Africa and the U.S. Visit our main website at: OBIKARATESchool.com
We have dedicated ourselves to producing high quality Karatetka since we opened our doors in 1968. Our classes are supervised by Sensei Smith who is an 8th degree black belt in Shorin-ryu and regularly returns to Okinawa to train with Sensei Nakazato.
After serving in Vietnam and Okinawa, Sensei Smith returned to Okinawan to earn his International Teaching License from Master Shugoro Nakazato.
In 1973 Sensei Smith became the U.S. Head coach until 1978. The U.S. Team traveled throughout Europe and Japan. Where the team was successful in the majority of its competitions. Fourteen year later Sensei Smith was reselected as a U.S. Coach.
You are invited to visit our Dojo and experience the true spirit of Karate.