“Kobukan” translates to Hall of the Ancient Warrior which is a tribute to the old warrior code of conduct followed in days past: Honor, Loyalty and Integrity. Our logo is a K in a circle, meaning the hall is the center of our attention. Turned on its side, it has dual meaning showing a) a tied black belt, the goal of martial training and b) a road to the sunset of success and achievement.
Kobukan Martial Arts was established by Ron Manes in 2008 in Virginia Beach to offer further Advanced Karate and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu instruction to students participating in other programs offered by Mr. Ron. It was relocated to Norfolk Ward’s Corner area in 2011 and then moved to the Five Points area in 2012. In 2016, it was moved again to its current location in the East Beach area.