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ClimacoMMAtraining

ClimacoMMAtraining

New on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Pleasanton, CA
Mark Climaco is a martial arts trainer who combines offering private training for martial arts and overall health and fitness. He is based out of Fremont, CA and San Jose, CA and serves the Bay Area. Mark has 16 years of experience and competition with 10 years of group training and personal training experience in all areas of martial arts: mixed martial arts, boxing, Muay Thai, Jiu jitsu, wrestling, and grappling. As an active professional fighter and top prospect in MMA, as well as coached by Javier Mendez at American Kickboxing Academy, Mark has trained and learned along side top UFC champions such as: Khabib Nurmogamedov, Daniel Cormier,
PDT San Jose

PDT San Jose

5.0(3)
7+ years in business
Serves Pleasanton, CA
Alexander A. says, "Guru Jule Simms is just a cool guy. He will make you a better martial artist." Read more
Rizal Fight Defense Systems

Rizal Fight Defense Systems

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Pleasanton, CA
Available for classes in Milpitas area as well as in Tri Valley (Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore) Your 1st class is always free to check out. I am also available for private lessons and may be able to come to you. My martials arts background is founded in Filipino Fighting systems, JKD, Kickboxing and Grappling. I am a Guro and and Sifu under Mark Stewart in Thailand under Boxer Rebellion International. My lineage is as follows... Kali Abtik, (Lucaylucay Lineage) Panantukan (Lucaylucay Lineage) Giron Escrima (Stockton Multistyle) Jeet Kune Do (Temujin Lucaylucay) Brazillian JiuJitsu (Pedro Sauer/Joe Moreia) I have also trained in Muay Thai K...

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 Pleasanton karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Pleasanton area.
2CoolJ
Guru Stan makes the hardest techniques look so easy and doable. Stan is easy-going and makes training fun and applicable to real-world situations. Always worthwhile to train with the one of the best!
PDT San Jose
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