“Testing, competing with, and criticizing others weakens and defeats you.” O-Sensei

Class Schedule at the Betty J. Queen Center in Louisa:

 Kids Class- 5:30-6:15pm  Kids Class- 5:30-6:15pm
 Adult Class-6:30-7:45pm  Adult Class-6:30-7:45pm

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Kids Class

In the kids’ class, we work on the basics as well as an awareness of your surroundings by using exercises and set moves. Students are expected to pay attention, be respectful of others and have fun! Students can wear a training uniform called a “gi”; long sleeve pants and shirt are also appropriate, provided they are button and zipper free.

Advancement in rank is done by completing the appropriate number of training days for that rank and a recommendation by Sensei. The test for advancement requires that the student can demonstrate their knowledge of the techniques in front of the class with a partner. Kids start with a 9th kyu test and work to a 1st kyu before being eligible for a black belt. It is a long process but worth every sweaty moment. Ages for the kid’s class are 6-12 and all are welcome.

Classes for Adults and Teens

The adults and teens will work on basics as well as advanced techniques. Weapons training, using Bokken (wooden Training Sword) and Jo (Wooden Staff), makes up about a third of the overall training. Advancement in rank requires the student can demonstrate their knowledge of the techniques and weapons in front of the class with a partner. Adult’s first test is 5th kyu moving to 1st kyu, then shodan and up for black belt ranking.

Teenagers and adults can participate in the class. Beginners start all the time so, no need to wait. Our instructional method produces positive results for students of all abilities.

Our goal is for all students to gain confidence and inner peace while training so that
when they are off the mat they carry the same feeling of peace and confidence within them.


We are located in The Betty J Queen Center at 522 Industrial Drive Louisa, Virginia, 23903. The phone number is (540) 967-4424. You register at