Focus + Self
Confidence with

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

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Competitive Edge Karate | Building Confidence With Self-Defense

CEK is an Award Winning School with OVER 40 years of experience! Competitive Edge Karate's Principle Driven School develops Confidence through
Self-Defense Training.  Learning martial arts is the path for creating a positive character, developing life-improvement skills and focus. Our children's
self defense, adult self defense and kickboxing programs are safe high-energy, fun, interactive and excellent for overall health,  fitness and well being.

Serving Henrico, Glen Allen & Short Pump

Choosing The Right Program

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.
Visit us today and experience the positive impact Competitive Edge Karate in Richmond has on our students and their daily lives.

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Our Programs


kids self defense

Children learn the value of focus, believing in themselves and feeling accomplished in all of lifes activities. A "true self worth defending".

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Competitive Edge Karate Kickboxing

Kickboxing is an explosive power endurance sport. Our championship program will create a stronger, healthier and stress free you!

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CEK Adult Self Defense

Our self defense program will help you develop confidence in any situation, heighten your awareness all while improving your overall fitness.

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Get The Competitive 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.

Life Stories
Decide - Commit - Succeed

Competitive Edge Karate Spanning Generations

I just wanted to let Master Dabney know that he forever changed my life when I was the age of 13 years old with the knowledge and understanding of my situation at the time. I am now a grown man with three kids of my own and would love for my soon to be six year old son to come join his class. I will never forget and have learned and grown from a lot of his lessons in class over 10 years ago thank you sincerely.

Justin Pittman

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