DC Self Defense Karate Association

(202) 328-1203



Positive Expectancy


Karate proves a sound body makes a sound mind. Serious students of the art find that their mental outlook on life broadens as a result of their training.” 

Jack Hwang


The most important thing is self-discipline. If you cannot control your mind, you cannot control your body at all.”

Dr. Sang Kee Paik


Karate teaches self-defense, character building and humility. Karate really means respect for one another.”

Ki Whang Kim



Welcome to DCSDKA!    


Over the past 40+ years, the DC Self Defense Karate Association has established itself as an exceptional school in the Washington, DC area. DCSDKA has prided itself on providing high-quality instruction, attracting a large number of students from the DC area. Walk into DCSDKA and you immediately feel the energy and enthusiasm!

Led by Grandmaster, Carol Middleton, 7th Degree Black Belt, each student is trained expertly in the martial arts. At our studio, you get more than just physical training, discipline and self-defense. You’ll also find yourself making many new friends and training partners. Business professionals, teachers, students, moms, dads and even entire families all train together in a healthy and positive environment. In fact, many of the parents who train at DCSDKA never intended to study martial arts at all. They came to watch their children. But, after making friends with some of the other parents (including some who were already students), they got caught up in the excitement and soon found themselves out on the floor kicking like everyone else.

We hope you will join us!

Grow Their Self-Confidence

Learn physical, emotional and safety skills in a supportive environment

Instill Integrity, Courtesy and Respect
Learn Martial Arts, leadership skills and how to handle bullies

Teens (Ages 13-19)

Improve Flexibility, Core Strength and Emotional Control

A self-defense system that has real life applications as well as helps manage stress

Martial Arts for Adults

Challenge Your Mind and Body, Learn Self Defense

Want to be more strong and sure? Amaze yourself and others? We can help you do that!