Hidy Ochiai Karate celebrates Grand Opening in Ashburn Virginia
Hidy Ochiai Karate of Northern Virginia celebrates their grand opening of their new karate school with a ribbon cutting on Friday, October 26th at 3:30pm and an Open House on Saturday, October 27th from 10am-12pm.
The school includes beautifully designed locker rooms with showers, a vast viewing area, and a 3,000 square foot traditional wood training floor. It is interesting to note that this training floor was made with a special cutting-edge gym floor construction method, creating a surface that is ideal for martial arts classes and instruction.
The Grand Opening will be held over two days, starting with a Ribbon Cutting on Friday, October 26 at 3:30pm. Tony Howard, President of the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, along with officials from the Loudoun Economic Development and local government officials will be in attendance. At 4pm there will be a book signing with Master Hidy Ochiai for his new book, "The Art and Theory of Self-Defense,"
• 10am - Doors open for Open House
• 11:00 – 11:30 - Student Martial Arts Demonstration
• 11:30 – 12:00 – Books available for signing/Raffle and Gifts
• A 50/50 raffle with proceeds donated to L.A.W.S.(Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter)
"Sensei William Max Winkler, who owns the Ashburn Dojo states, "I am proud to bring an authentic Japanese Martial Art to Northern Virginia and honored to work and study under Master Ochiai. Our Grand Opening Celebration is a great opportunity to show off our gorgeous new dojo and what we offer through our classes for both children and adults. We welcome all members of the community to come and celebrate with us."
World Famous, Master Ochiai will be in attendance both days and his newest book, "The Art and Theory of Self-Defense,"
Noteworthy from Hidy Ochiai students: On Saturday, September 29, 2018, five students from Hidy Ochiai Karate - Northern Virginia traveled to upstate New York to compete in the 52nd Annual Wa-shin Ryu Karate National Invitational Tournament. There were 150 people in attendance, and their competition team returned home with four gold, two silver, and six bronze medals, with every competitor taking away at least one medal! The Annual Wa-shin Ryu Karate National Invitational began in 1966. It is one of the oldest and longest-running traditional Japanese martial arts competitions in the United States. Historically, this tournament has drawn great legendary martial arts competitors, such as Joe Lewis, Jeff Smith, and Everett "Monster Man" Eddy.
If you are interested in learning more about Wa-shin Ryu Karate, visit (http//:www. karatenova.com)
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