Beyond Self Defense is a Self Worth Defending

Self-Defense, Martial Arts & Kickboxing
for Children Teens Adults

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Building Confidence With Self-Defense

CEK's is a Principle Driven School designed To Develop Confidence Through Self-Defense Training.
Learning martial arts is the path for creating a positive character and life-improvement skills in our students.
Our programs are high-energy, fun, interactive and excellent for health and fitness

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Children's ProgramsChildren learn the value of paying attention, believing in themselves, and feeling great when they do their best.

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Competitive Edge Karate Kickboxing

KICKBOXINGKickboxing is an explosive power endurance sport. This is where our championship program prepares the "self worth defending".

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Adult Self-DefenseDevelop confidence in any situation while getting into great shape.

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Decide - Commit - Succeed

Since my son started taking martial arts lessons at CEK, his attitude toward everything has improved significantly. The instructors made it clear that self-respect & self-discipline are necessary in all you do, and he has applied that lesson to all facets of his life.

Johnson Family

There has been such a transformation in my daughter since she began martial arts training. She is more focused on her school work and has taken on new responsibilities around the house. I know that a big part of her new maturity is CEK’s attention to conditioning both her physical and mental well-being.

Sand Family

My children started martial arts training for different reasons: one needed to overcome shyness and the other needed to improve focus due to ADHD. After trying three other martial arts schools with no satisfaction, we went to CEK. We saw major improvements in both the very first week. We can’t stop smiling because our children our blossoming and enjoying life.

Horowitz Family

Get The Edge


The Mental Edge

Confidence in Your Mind
Your mind is your means to decide what actions to take—so use it well.

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The Physical Edge

Confidence in Your Body.
Your body is your means to accomplish all action in your life—so take care of it.

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The Spiritual Edge

Confidence in Your Character.
Your character is your means to self-esteem and happiness—so build it with integrity.

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The Edge You Need To Succeed!
As a parent, you want to give your child the tools to grow up and create an amazing life. You know that you can’t always be there, so you want them to learn to be strong and independent. You realize that it is up to you to make the important choices in your child’s development. Join us today and experience the positive impact Competitive Edge Karate in Richmond has on our students and their daily lives.

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