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Martial Arts

Sensei, Gori Olufon

Our head instructor is Sensei, Gori Olufon who holds *DNBK black belts in Karate and Judo. He trained at the Old Dominion University Martial Arts Department under Hanshi, (Master) Hiroyuki Teshin Hamada.

Sensei Olufon has over 14 years of experience teaching martial arts to students of all ages from beginner to expert.

In addition to training at Fitness First, Sensei Olufon teaches Karate at several Norfolk Public Elementary Schools, and seeks to provide at-risk youth with access to learn martial arts. The goal of which is to provide the youth of Norfolk with focus, discipline, fitness, and a sense of belonging. Sensei Olufon is also a trained actor and screen-writer.

*DNBK: Dai Nippon Butoku Kai – Kyoto, Japan – the oldest and most elite martial arts organization in the world.

Judo – Judo is strength through gentleness, by using gentle flexibility and correct technique, a smaller practitioner can overcome a larger, stronger opponent. Judo teaches safely falling, throwing, and grappling techniques.
Karate – Karate is an incredible art form, built on the concept of merging mind and body for defense, using blocking, striking and kicking techniques as well as kata (forms. Students learn there is nothing they cannot overcome through focus and discipline.

Martial Arts Pricing


12 Month Contract

Month to Month

Drop-in Rate

Out-of-Towner Week

$99 a month

$159 a month

$20 per class

$49 per week


12 Month Contract

Month to Month

Drop-in Rate

Out-of-Towner Week

$99 a month

$159 a month

$20 per class

$49 per week

Lengthier commitments offer a better value. All classes are unlimited. Valid students may take as many as offered.
Get a 20 class punch card for Judo or Karate $259
Email Us or visit us at the front desk!
**$100.00 fee to terminate a 12 month contract early.**

Interested in taking Judo and/or Karate? Download our Martial Arts Brochure.

Click Here for our Martial Arts Brochure
This brochure includes all prices and policies for Martial Arts at Fitness First Health & Wellness.

Private Introductory Package

For new martial arts clients only.

Three 45 minute 1-on-1 sessions for $99

The instructor will give the client a private introduction to the martial art forms used in Judo or Karate, OR the client may opt for three lessons in self defense.

Private Training

Private Judo, Karate, or Self Defense Training

1 Person – 1 Hour of Private Instruction

1 Person – 10 Hours of Private Instruction



Small Group Training

Private Judo, Karate, or Self Defense Training

2 People – 1 Hour of Private Instruction

3 People – 1 Hour of Private Instruction

$45 a person

$40 a person

** All private instruction must take place outside of normal class instruction times. Our martial arts class times are listed on the Group Fitness Schedule and at the facility. Class times subject to change. **


A white Gi, with no patches is required for all students. You may purchase this on your own, or through Sensei Olufon. His size ranges are 3-6, with a price range of $33.95 – $64.50 depending on desired weight of fabric. Students will have belt advancement opportunities.


For private instruction, cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance. If not, you will be charged for the missed session. Should the instructor cancel last-minute, you are owed a free session by that instructor. All private instruction must be paid for in advance.

Private instruction sessions are expected to start and end on time. Tardiness will result in loss of private instruction time that will not be made up.

All students or their legal guardians must complete a registration from which will include a waiver, with a required medical clearance for martial arts training. No student will be allowed to continually participate until this has been completed.

** All private martial art instruction packages have an expiration date of 3 months after the date of purchase. All punch cards expire 2 months after the date of purchase. All sessions must be completed within this period. **

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