Competitive Edge Karate



      Learn About Our Style of Martial Arts Training

      System of Study – Korean Open Karate-do

      Competitive Edge Karate is a system where the main emphasis is on Self-Defense training. The style of martial arts is a blend of American Open Style Karate, Tae Kwon Do and Kali — a well-rounded approach to avoiding confrontations and knowing when to just walk away from danger. Having the confidence to defend yourself in a stressful situation has become an essential part of everyday life.

      Bullying from elementary to high school is a major fear kids are facing today. We have been working with kids for many years, so we understand the physical and emotional abuse resulting from bullying. Adults are not exempt from bullying either. In the workplace adult bullies are often in a supervisory position and that power differential often fuels their behavior.

      That’s why we became certified as the only Bully Expert in Richmond, VA by Verbal Defense & Influence, the world leader in training focused on how to communicate in stressful situations. Pairing their expertise with our experience teaching confidence and working with kids and adults is a recipe for success.

      What Competitive Edge Karate Offers–
      for Children, Teens, and Adults

      Mental self-defense is the ability to get into the proper mindset for executing a physical self-defense technique. Many martial arts schools and self-defense classes focus primarily on the physical nature of self-defense and often neglect the mental aspect. If you are skilled in the physical aspects of a defensive technique, but lack the mental toughness and tenacity to execute it, you will not be able to perform – especially under duress.

      Being aware of and avoiding potentially dangerous situations is one useful technique of self-defense. Attackers will typically select victims they feel they have an advantage against, such as greater physical size and numerical superiority. Additionally, any ambush situation inherently puts the defender at a large initial disadvantage. Understanding the ‘mindset’ of a potential attacker is essential if we are to avoid or escape a potentially life-threatening situation.

      Verbal Self Defense, also known as Verbal Judo, is defined as using one’s words prevent, de-escalate, or end an attempted assault. It is a way of using words as weapons or as a shield. This kind of ‘conflict management’ is the use of voice, tone and body language to calm a potentially violent situation before violence actually ensues.

      * All classes are taught with age appropriate methods in Self-Defense

      * Be aware of martial arts systems taught commercially for self-defense training. It’s not designed for unexpected, intent to harm, unscripted attacks against you


      To learn more about the personal-development aspects of our training, please access our free reports:


      * Help! My Child Needs More Confidence

      * How Can I Get My Child To Focus

      * Say Yes To Discipline

      * Keys To A Healthy Weight For Your Child

      * Human Potential: How Parents Can Maximize It In Their Child

      The Five Reasons Why Martial Arts Is the Best Fitness Program For Adults

      Martial Arts Style Overview

      * How To Put On A Better Birthday Party