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Ichiban Karate School is a full service martial arts program.  Since October 2003, we have been proudly serving the Burlington / Hebron KY area in Northern Kentucky by teaching a traditional style of karate called Shorin Ryu.
The Nintai Do system is a comprehensive system that includes all the traditional Shorin Ryu self-defense techniques & training, body throws, take downs, pressure points, joint locks, and katas (forms). 

We offer exciting growth opportunities for students in our Little Dragons, Kids Karate (Beginners & Advanced) & Adult classes including Leadership Team Opportunites!


Ages 4-6 yrs
Class Times:
Mon & Wed 5pm
Tues & Thurs 5pm
Saturdays 9:00am
30 Min Classes

Our youngest students start their journey in our Little Dragons program. We like to have FUN while learning to focus on self-discipline, confidence, and self-defense. Constant movement from being silly to serious helps us to accomplish continued engagement in their lessons and learning by repetition how to do the basic moves by themselves.




* Gross Motor Skills  * Fine Motor Skills  * Group Participation  * Listening
* Punches & Blocks  * Rolls  * Physical Fitness 
* Teamwork



Ages 7-13 yrs
Class Times:
Mon & Wed 5:30pm
Tues & Thurs 5:30pm
Saturdays 9:30am
45 Min Classes

Kids Karate Adv. 6:15pm
Kids Karate Brown / Black Belts 7pm

Our Kids Karate program is perfect for elementary - highschool age students who are ready to begin their martial arts journey! The goal for our Little Dragons is to continue achieving their belt ranks and graduate into this class once they have received their Junior Black Belt or reached when the age of 8 yrs old.

* Self-Defense Techniques * Body Throws * Take-Downs * Punches & Blocks
* Pressure Points  * Joint Locks * Physical Fitness
* Goal Setting  * Teamwork

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Ages 14 yrs +
Class Times:
Tues/Wed/Thurs 7:45pm

w/ Kids Karate Brown & Black Belts 11:45am

Our Adults Karate program is a natural transition for older teens as the progress out of the Kids Karate program once they have achieved their Black Belt.   We also highly recommend this class for older teens or adults who are starting their journey in martial arts! Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit together in one, fun workout! 

* Self-Defense Techniques * Body Throws
* Punches & Throws * Take Downs * Pressure Points * Joint Locks
* Traditional Shorin Ryu Katas




Soke Dai, Christopher Foster

Chief Instructor

Soke has been a martial artist for 21 years. Over the last 16 years, he has been teaching as the Chief Instructor for Ichiban Karate School.  He also teaches Stage Combat in the Theatre Department at NKU.

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Shihan Kyle Curry

Lead Instructor

Shihan Kyle Curry began his martial arts journey at 6 years old under Shihan Ron Robertson and Renshi Cameron Robertson then continued under the instruction of  Hanshi Hei Hitotsu and Hanshi Thomas Day.  


Testudai Josh Foster


Tetsudai Josh began is karate training at 5 years old under Sensei Steve Napier and continued under Kyoshi Mark Williams.    He was deeply inspired (like his father, Soke Dai Chris), by the




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