Develop the skills that work for fitness, confidence & life!
Founded over 24 year ago, Eggleston’s Karate Studio is a premiere karate training center for the Okinawan arts of Shorin Ryu, Shorinkan Karate, Goju Ryu and Okinawan Kobudo. It currently serves the Richmond and Farmville Virginia communities. With an elite set of karate instructors with varying backgrounds, it’s the ideal dojo for traditional training, upgrading your competition skills or extending your martial arts studies.
Head Instructor, Mike Eggleston, Renshi
6th Degree Black Belt
Enter the door of any EKS dojo and you can feel the spirit of karate-do moving within it’s wall. Commands of of “Mo-ichi do” and “Hajime “ echo throughout the main lobby. Explosive shouts of “Ki-ai” (pronounced kee-ah) vibrate in the air. You have entered the domain of Mike Eggleston, Renshi.
Mike Eggleston, Renshi began his martial arts training at the age of 14 in Farmville, Virginia. Renshi Eggleston has received many titles over the last 34 years. Having over 300 1st place tournament wins and being a 51 time Grand Champion. He is also noted for being a 10 time AAU National Champion and winning the 2001 World Grand Championship in Atlanta Georgia.
A man of great wisdom, strength, and integrity, Renshi Eggleston welcomes students of all backgrounds, ages, races, colors, religions, and both sexes. His emphasis on health, safety, and fitness along with his knowledge of techniques and instruction combine to build a traditional martial arts studio which promotes a truly beneficial way of life. Renshi Eggleston has received many awards and accolades as tribute to his art and his community.
Students are grouped with others of similar levels of skill and experience. Our highly trained instructors provide ample personal instruction so that each individual can develop his or her karate skills at a pace that’s comfortable for them. Check out our private lessons in addition to our group classes.
EKS’s dojo is located in Chesterfield and surrounding areas. We have spacious accommodations to support workouts, practice, and instructor-led sessions.
We invite you to consider enrolling in one of our outstanding programs. We teach the traditional style of Okiniwan karate, Okiniwan Kobudo (weapons), Goju-Ryu and much more.
EKS has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts. Come and be a part of a winning team!
To get started, contact us for martial arts classes you’re going to love!
We know you’re going to be amazed at the results you or your child gets—physically and mentally at home, work and school!
"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice."
— Gichin Funakoshi
"Our 4 year old recently started lessons at EKS. The instructors are incredible, the older kids are amazing with our little one. Our son looks forward to days he has karate- what an exciting time, it's awesome watching him thrive under their guidance and instruction. They teach in a loving, firm, easy to understand way so our son experiences success from hard work."
— Krista Watson
"Mental, and physical development that one needs for success in life. Good for children, and adults."
— Lorenzo Myers
"Y'all have boosted my daughter's self esteem and have helped her find her inner confidence."
— Tamra Woods
"Changed my life!"
— Matt Dullaghan
"I enrolled my two boys, Jamie and Niko, when they were 7 and 5 years old. In the next two years they learned not just valuable self-defense skills, but more importantly, honor, self-discipline, going all out, respect, and perseverance. It was the best investment that I have ever made in my kids. EKS Karate is world class. 2001 World Champion, Renshi, is the reason you should enroll your kids. Have them train from the best."
— Chris Dimitris
"One of the best choices you will make. Our son has participated at EKS for 19 years now. He started at 7 and continued all through his school years. He went to college, came home and still participates and teaches with this karate family. The owners and instructors here really do care for each and every student."
— Roxanna Payne
"Our family has been going here for 14 years. My husband and 3 boys have all trained here. We have all become a big family with everyone there and my boys have grown up there and gained some life long friends."
— Trish Henderlite