Norfolk Karate Academy/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Norfolk is not a chain or a
franchise. Our students receive personal attention with instruction
tailored to individual needs in an atmosphere that promotes teamwork,
camaraderie, and individual growth. We don't believe in gimmicks or
fads. Nor do we promise martial arts training will be fast or easy. We do promise to make you a competent, confident, and complete martial artist.
Whether you're a child, teen, adult, senior, man, or woman -- you will
find our approach to martial arts training to be a positive
life-changing experience that can improve your physical and mental health while teaching you to protect yourself against an attacker. We offer a no-risk guarantee of satisfaction. Train with us FOR FREE FOR TEN CONSECUTIVE DAYS. If you're not satisfied, then simply return your uniform...that's it!. At Norfolk Karate Academy, you can do it!
--- Bill Odom, Master Instructor
ALL Norfolk Karate Academy students qualify for FREE ACCESS to all GracieUniversity.com online instruction!
All classes taught by Mr. Odom or instructors personally trained and certified by him or the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy.
Tang Soo Do - grounded in timeless traditions with practical applications for today's challenges.
Gracie Jiu-Jitsu - the world's most effective self-defense techniques.
Gracie Bullyproof - ensure your child is ready to face life without fear of intimidation by others.
Gracie Women Empowered - women's self-defense tactics and techniques that really work.
PeeWee Karate - for the youngest martial artist in your home.
Flexible schedule with night and weekend classes -- beginning adults can attend up to 7 classes each week!
Structured Curriculum - tailored programs for Children and Adults.
Norfolk Karate Academy has brought together a community of martial arts practitioners from all walks of life who share a passion for learning. There is something for everyone here, with classes for kids and adults at all levels and a self-defense program specifically for women. Whether you start as a complete beginner to martial arts as I did, or have many years of experience under your belt, you will find the atmosphere supportive yet challenging enough to keep you growing and improving. -- Gabriel Robinson
Everything they claim and more. If you are looking for practical martial arts instruction, look no further. -- Drew Stephenson
State of the art instruction, and no ego in this place; it feels like family. Very proud to call this my dojo. -- Ryan Mekkes
Address: 814A W. 45th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508
BILL ODOM is a 7th degree black belt in tang soo do and purple belt in Gracie jiu-jitsu. He is an accomplished martial artist with 40 years experience as a practitioner and instructor. He traces his lineage to some of the most respected masters including James Roberts and Rorion Gracie