About Dietrich Karate Studios |
Dietrich Karate Studios has been offering instruction and training in martial arts since 1988. Located in Burke, VA, Dietrich Karate Studios has produced champions in life as well as in the martial arts.
Headed by Michael K. Dietrich (Master Instructor / CEO) and a staff of expert instructors and managers, Dietrich Karate Studios offers a number of programs for physical fitness and instruction in martial arts.
Where it all began!
**Photo above** Picture taken by Michael Dietrich of brother Richard Dietrich training with Brandon Lee (son of Bruce Lee)
Years ago, a 7 year old (Michael Dietrich) European boy walked across the street in a new Alexandria , Virginia neighborhood to make some new friends, when he was attacked by the neighborhood gang. As initiation into the neighborhood they grabbed him threw him on the ground, kicked, punched and hit him over the head with bats. He almost died. For the next three years he lived a sheltered life and grew too be very shy and lacking in confidence. Until, at age 10, after viewing an inspiring Bruce Lee movie, this shy, unconfident, young boy and his 3 year old kid brother took their first introductory karate lesson. In those times a 3 year old starting karate was unheard of, so the little tyke cried until they decided to give him a chance...years later...
Master Richard K. Dietrich
* At age 5 became the youngest Black Belt in the World
* Children's National Champion
Master Michael K. Dietrich
* 1988 PKL "Rookie of the Year"
* 1988 Professional Karate League "Hall Of Fame"
* 1989 WAKO National Fighting Champion
* 1989 Top Ten Nationals Champion
* 1990 National Forms Champion
* 1990 Diamond Nationals Champion
Today the Dietrich Brothers rank up there with Steven Seagal, Jean Claude van Damme, and the rest of the new European breed of martial artists. They are both experienced in Tae Kwon Do Chung Do Kwan (Korean Karate), in Shotokan Karate-do (Japanese Karate), Muay Thai Kick boxing and open hand Kumite.
Renowned for their accomplishments at such a young age they have been written up in :
* US magazine
* Newsweek magazine
* Washington Post Newspaper
* Ripley's Believe IT or Not!
They have been aired on :
*NBC "George Michael's Sport Report"
and have had roles in various motion pictures and commercials. Now we bring you best in martial arts and fitness instruction for the whole family.
Dietrich Karate Studios