It’s not the size of the dog in the fight;

It’s size of the fight in the dog!!

Our mission is to inspire, encourage and educate our students through martial arts training and discipline to have an impact on their lives in a way that enriches not only themselves but also others.

The philosophy at our studio is one of constant improvement. It is understood that perfection is unreachable and there is always work to be done and progress to be made. We have found this to be a valuable life lesson that serves the student well beyond the martial arts arena.


There is always work to be done, and progress to be made.


Mr. Ron Manes

Owner & Head Instructor

Mr. Ron is a veteran of the US Navy, an E-6 Explosive Ordinance Specialist who served during the Middle East crisis.

He owned several martial arts schools throughout the Tidewater area before deciding to open Kobukan Martial Arts as his prime academy in 2011.

He holds many different certifications in martial arts, but his primary teachings are in Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Kickboxing. He is ranked as a 8th Degree Black belt Master, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Professor and a Kickboxing Kru (or trainer). He is on the mats constantly and assists his junior instructors every day, but travels to seminars frequently to bring back knowledge for all.

“Our daughter started with Mr. Ron when she was in 3rd grade. We had recently transitioned to a new school when a flyer came home. We gave it a try, and we have since followed him to 2 different locations over the past 5 1/2 years. She started as a white belt and is now working on her blue belt. Ranks are not given…they are earned, and for that we are forever grateful! She has learned discipline, self confidence, motivation, and healthy fear. She has gained trust, friends, and pride in what she has accomplished. As a family, we are very committed to our two days a week and after hours work to ensure our daughter’s goals in becoming a black belt under Mr. Ron’s leadership are met! Best investment we have ever made, the Dojo speaks for itself..give it a try!”
Dana Gregory


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