Tompkins Karate Association (TKA) is a trusted partner of county recreation departments in suburban Maryland and has been in business since 1965. We provide traditional martial arts instruction for reasonable prices to students of all ages and skill levels. TKA has thousands of students at over 30 locations around the Washington area. Over the years, TKA has graduated hundreds of students into the ranks of black belt. Never any long-term commitments. Never any contracts.
Pursuing and achieving a black belt is one of the most rewarding endeavors that one can undertake. Along with a sense of accomplishment, you receive:
- Confidence in all situations
- Coordination and physical conditioning
- The ability to defend yourself
And, along the way, you will meet a great group of people pushing each other to become better martial artists.
Students are promoted based on their mastery and demonstration of karate and jujitsu techniques. Students earn a colored belt that shows the level of proficiency that they have obtained. Belt ranks start at white and range through orange, yellow, red, green, purple, blue, brown, and black.