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Martial Arts Classes for Adults & Children in Richmond

Richmond Traditional Martial Arts (RTMA) will help you learn to focus your mind, manage your fears, and respect yourself and others. RTMA will help you learn discipline and self-defense while becoming more physically fit and mentally alert. Unlike many other training regimens, such as running or weightlifting, that focus only on strengthening the body, martial arts training will enhance your mental stamina and confidence as well as provide you a total-body workout. Training at RTMA is challenging and strenuous, but it is also a great place to have fun. Developing techniques that might one day save your life is an added bonus. Begin your lifetime journey at RTMA now!


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    Our services include:

    • Taekwondo
    • Atemi ryu jujitsu
    • Krav Maga
    • Karate
    • Tai chi
    • Kickboxing
    • After-school programs
    • Summer camp

    With RTMA, you can look forward to:

    • Improved cardiovascular endurance
    • Increased flexibility and range of motion
    • Improved balance and coordination
    • Increased strength
    • Increased self-confidence and awareness
    • Improved eye-hand coordination
    • Improved physical and mental stamina
    • Improved stress and decreased tension

    Featured Martial Arts Disciplines


    When you take Karate classes at Richmond Traditional Martial Arts, you will get a great workout to help you slim down, get in shape, and build muscle, balance, and flexibility. Karate is also a great way to sharpen your mind and relieve stress. We have Karate classes at Richmond Traditional Martial Arts for adults and children. Whether you are taking Karate for self-defense or for fitness, this ancient discipline of martial arts will accomplish your goals. Get ready for a life changing experience – for the better.


    Krav Maga

    At Richmond Traditional Martial Arts, we offer training in Krav Maga, the official battle-proven hand-to-hand combat used by the Israeli Defense Forces. Krav Maga is often considered the most effective and practical self-defense discipline in the world. It is founded on simple principles designed to be learned quickly and effectively by anyone. Let Richmond Traditional Martial Arts train you in the effective self-defense of Krav Maga.

    After-School Program: Individual Responsibility and Academic Success

    Does your child need after-school instruction? RTMA's After-School Program provides pickup of children from their school, a snack and organized break period, and martial arts classes. We also support your child's education in our after-school program through homework supervision, which is generally completed before the evening's family hours begin.
    Our students gain additional benefits from group dynamics and problem solving, all presented and supervised by strong and responsible male and female role models. "We are all family" is the central theme of our program with activities for every age and interest group. Students and instructors are available to assist with individual training, as well as academic and personal needs.
    Our Show Your Report Card program draws out students with difficulties and gives them the individual help they need for academic success. Assuming responsibility for their achievements works. More than 80 percent of the youngsters who take part in our after-school program make honor roll in their next grading period.
    Each afternoon, when students arrive, they have time for a snack and free play. Dodgeball, card games, jacks, and Legos are just some of the games they play before settling down to do their martial arts class and homework.
    The afternoon schedule consists of rotations through martial arts classes, supervised games and supervised homework time. Tuesdays and Thursdays are reading days. Children must read for 15 to 20 minutes in order to have free play time. On Fun Fridays, children may bring labeled toys and electronics. Friday's rotations include martial arts, arts and crafts, free play and movie time.
    Students develop the habit of regular exercise and develop skills that may one day save a life through exercise and martial arts. They move, play and interact with each other under the guidance of attentive adults. They learn self-defense, self-control and respect.
    Our goal at RTMA is to help your child develop confidence and fitness in a safe, highly supervised and well-mannered environment.

    RTMA Summer Camp

    Whoever said learning wasn't fun never studied martial arts at Richmond Traditional Martial Arts!
    Learning self-defense and anti-bullying strategies, gaining interpersonal skills and self-confidence, exploring traditional and innovative nearby attractions, and interactive learning games are all parts of a normal day at Richmond Traditional Martial Arts Summer Camp.
    RTMA’s Summer Program is an enhanced and supplemented extension of our after-school program. Following the tenets of taekwondo (indomitable spirit, perseverance, courtesy, integrity and self-control) and our school motto-- Courage to Change--  children become comfortable with the expectations of respect, manners and effort as they improve their ability to make good choices. Along with martial arts training, the full-day program includes: games, crafts, special lessons, demonstrations and speakers. Each week, your child will enjoy field trips to places that include historical sites, parks, skating, Putt-Putt Fun Center, museums, swimming pools and more. Academic skills are maintained through the summer months via daily reading, journal times, math games and learning application.
    Our staff members believe that every child requires adult guidance, attention, coaching and interaction as they go about their daily activities in order to strengthen their interpersonal skills. Our goal at RTMA is to help your child learn and grow through the summer with healthy practices and activities in a highly supervised and well-mannered environment.
    If you are like the rest of the RTMA members, we are confident that you want your child to be fit and active, both mentally and physically, this summer. It is our pleasure to watch your child grow with us into an amazing, respectful young adult.
    Richmond Traditional Martial Arts
    Richmond Traditional Martial Arts