Welcome to Hampton Roads Karate / Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake
Hampton Roads Karate/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake and Norfolk Karate Academy/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk have partnered to offer the best in traditional martial arts training and the world's most effective self-defense system to students in Norfolk and Chesapeake. We dual-enroll all students so that they may train at either location for one price. We offer classes for adults and children. We teach Korean karate (soo bahk do) on Monday and Wednesday and Gracie jiu-jitsu on Tuesday and Thursday. Hampton Roads Karate is a certified by the U.S. Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan Federation and Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake is Certified Training Center under the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy. Our objective is to develop competent, confident, and complete martial artists who can defend themselves against an attack by a physically superior opponent.
- Bill Odom, Master Instructor
Why should you train at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk or Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Chesapeake?
Our daughter greatly improved her self-confidence, discipline, maturity, and love of martial arts. The students at HRK are taught in a wonderful learning atmosphere where the emphasis is on the positive attributes of the individual student. -- Allen and Dale McClure
Caring, knowledgeable and professional instructors! HRK is a clean family gym with roots in traditional martial arts, but with a curriculum that stays new and fresh. The children's Karate and Gracie bully-proof programs are a must for even the youngest school age kids! The adult programs are technical with a focus on practical application. We enjoy every class and look forward to many more years with the HRK family! -- Michelle Wijas
Everyone at HRK has been so kind and generous with their time in teaching the girls. In all of my years of dealing with various teachers, coaches, and instructors, I appreciate when you can relate to the children, teach them, make it enjoyable, and still maintain discipline. We couldn't ask for any more. -- Amy Dale
We have my 11 year old grandson in both karate and gracie jujitsu in Chesapeake, and he LOVES it. We love it! His self esteem and confidence grows every day. Great instructors, everyone seems to be happy across the board with what Hampton Roads Karate has to offer at all levels. Feels like home. My highest recommendation. -- Cheryl Scholtes