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Top 10 karate classes in Berkeley, CA

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GenX Fitness LLC

GenX Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
Vida C. says, "He's experienced, knowledgeable and makes classes fun. He knows how to push you just enough to get you to reach your potential." Read more
Projekt 8020

Projekt 8020

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
Allison E. says, "I enjoyed the personal workout plans tailored weekly to my needs/goals. There is a great attention to detail, corrections to my form which is so important yet often overlooked by personal trainers. I always felt motivated and encouraged, and looked forward to my next session." Read more
Big Daddy Boxing 🥊

Big Daddy Boxing 🥊

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
Hello, my name is Malcolm. I am an Amateur Muay Thai and MMA Fighter. I am a private and group boxing trainer. I teach a very fundamentally sound style of boxing. my sessions also include Strength and conditioning.
VWC Muay Thai & Fitness

VWC Muay Thai & Fitness

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
The #1 Mobile Muay Thai Kickboxing and Martial Arts Coach currently in the SF Bay Area. My speciality is creating the MARTIAL ARTS EDUCATION PLATFORM for total beginner children and adults. If you have always dreamed of starting martial arts training and/or just want to get motivated to be in better health, then I can be the solution. Meeting honest people who want to truly change their lifestyle. The best experience is seeing the mindset change which leads into physical changes for better health. What I do will change your life. It's either stay unhealthy and face health concerns or take the step and become better. For media content ...
Bay Area Boxing And Fitness

Bay Area Boxing And Fitness

5.0Exceptional(7)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
Alex C. says, "Yusef has been my best/most motivating trainer to date! His enthusiasm and passion for boxing is exemplified through his training. If you’re looking to improve your boxing skills, I definitely recommend Yusef" Read more
Danilo Jacob

Danilo Jacob

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Berkeley, CA
I have boxed since the age of 12 and I am currently a boxing coach for Team USA and King’s Boxing Gym in Oakland, CA.

Your karate questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do karate classes cost?

Karate classes cost $100 to $150+ per month on average. Prices depend on the class size, student's age, location, and number of classes per week included in the membership plan. Classes held at community centers typically cost less than those held in professional dojos. Private karate lessons cost $40 to $80 per hour and are tailored to your needs and skill level.

In addition to the class fee, you'll have extra costs for uniforms, belts, and testing fees. A karate uniform—also called a Gi, karategi, or dogi—costs $60 to $120 on average, while belts cost $5 to $20. Some schools include a gi and belt with your first month's tuition. Testing fees vary by school, but beware of schools that charge more than $20 per test.

Why take karate classes?

Karate classes provide a variety of benefits for both children and adults:

  • Increases confidence and self-discipline
  • Improves strength, endurance, and flexibility
  • Teaches goal-setting and perseverance
  • Improves focus and concentration
  • Better balance and coordination
  • Improves cardio health and stamina
  • Improves social skills and teamwork
  • Teaches self-defense skills

How long are karate classes?

Kids' karate classes are typically 30 to 60 minutes long, depending on the kids' age. Adult karate classes range from 1 to 2 hours in length.

Does karate have weight classes?

Yes, karate has weight classes categorized by age and gender. The World Karate Federation (WKF) recognizes five weight classes in competition, while the International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognizes three weight classes:

  • Men – up to 67 kg
  • Men – 67.1 kg to 75 kg
  • Men – over 75 kg
  • Women – up to 55 kg
  • Women – 55.1 kg to 61 kg
  • Women – over 61 kg

Where to find karate classes near me?

Follow these tips to find the best karate schools near you:

  • Look for a reputable dojo that focuses on karate rather than a mixed martial arts gym.
  • Research the instructors' competition record and reputation.
  • Read dojo and instructor reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Confirm the school offers classes for your experience level.
  • Visit the dojo in person to confirm it is clean and well-maintained and the staff is professional.
  • Take advantage of their free trial class to ensure the school is a good fit for you.
  • Get a copy of the membership contract in writing before making any payments.

What questions should I ask karate schools before joining?

Ask these questions to ensure you join the best karate dojo for you:

  • How much do your classes cost?
  • Do you offer a free trial class?
  • What is your class schedule?
  • How many students do you have?
  • How many students are in a typical class?
  • What should I wear to class?
  • How often should I practice outside of class?
  • Do your students and instructors compete regularly?
  • Do you charge for belt promotions? If so, how much?
  • How often do you clean your mats?

Reviews for Berkeley karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Berkeley area.
Gabriela C.
Great coach, great people. 100% recommend
GenX Fitness LLC
Megan M.
Youssef has been my boxing coach for a couple months now and I absolutely love it! He’s teaching me the techniques behind boxing and helping me gain my skills in this sport. He pushes me past my limits and encourages me to stay motivated. He’s the perfect balance of determined & hardcore and friendly & fun! I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to get into boxing as a sport or just to get a killer workout in!
Bay Area Boxing and Fitness
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