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Top 10 karate classes in San Diego, CA

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
San Diego 1 On 1 Personal Training

San Diego 1 On 1 Personal Training

5.0(4)
9+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Mingzhu C. says, "I just did several sessions with Daniel, and I think he knows a lot of boxing and Muay Thai knowledge, so I can learn a lot from him. After the first session, he helped me to find my weakness and give me some suggestions how to overcome it and I think after few sessions, I will have a big improvement. Besides, he had a lot of actual combat experiences, so I got more useful techniques which I ever had before. You definitely need to choose Daniel to be your personal trainer if you want to have a big improvement and have an impressive experience." Read more
Levi Pitbull Costa

Levi Pitbull Costa

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
I'm professional MMA, boxing, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing fighter and coach.
Boxing Training

Boxing Training

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
Mariah T. says, "He was very positive and kept me motivated through out the entire workout. He was willing to work with my schedule and his communication was consistent. I will definitely recommend him to friends. Great trainer!" Read more
AMARA Martial Arts

AMARA Martial Arts

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
T C. says, "Alberto was great at communicating and customizing the lessons around your abilities and goals. Would recommend to anybody looking to get into martial arts or if you already have prior experience." Read more
Emily Kuzman - Certified Boxing Trainer (Women Only)

Emily Kuzman - Certified Boxing Trainer (Women Only)

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Becky D. says, "She takes her time to make sure you understand. She makes you think. Show you how to become better. She push you to your limits. Always make it fun!" Read more
Raul A.Diaz

Raul A.Diaz

New on Lessons
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Real World Training delivered with a train like you fight mentality. Extreme Fitness. Love to teach life experience-based saving techniques for those who need it.
San Diego Fit

San Diego Fit

5.0Exceptional(11)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves San Diego, CA
Bob H. says, "I am very glad to have Todd Coburn in my corner in my journey back to better health and consistent exercise. He is doing an excellent job of helping me work through recovering from adhesive capsulitis of my left shoulder with exercising productively and safely. I’m sure that as I follow his comprehensive nutrition and exercise program, I will continue to improve. I very highly recommend Todd. Oh, and I am a physical therapist of 24 years. I highly endorse him from this perspective as well." Read more
Boxercise Academy

Boxercise Academy

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
Serves San Diego, CA
Diandra J. says, "I am learning so much about the sport, being challenged, working up a sweat every session! Rick is very respectful and professional, & knowledgeable on health and fitness. " Read more

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 San Diego karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the San Diego area.
Kerry F.
Dan is incredibly knowledgeable, motivating and encouraging. His Muay Thai expertise continuously exceeds expectations. He will push you past your limits to reach your full potential. He has an uncanny eye for precision in each move and has the ability to train each person to use their individual skills to become a successful fighter. Dan is the man!
San Diego 1 on 1 Personal Training
Jess M.
Alberto was such a great instructor. He made sure to break down all the basics, and every session plan was well-prepared and organized. The best part was that he seemed to genuinely love what he was doing, which made me even more motivated to do better. He made it an enjoyable experience and I am definitely looking forward to my next private lesson!
AMARA Martial Arts
Brandon R.
Todd is super professional and gives you the toolkit to train and think outside of the box. I highly recommend doing a session with him which will most likely lead to many more.
San Diego Fit
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