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Top 10 karate classes in Wilmington, DE

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D.M.R's Basic Boxing!

D.M.R's Basic Boxing!

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Boxing is my passion I'm a former amateur fighter. I used to Boxing amateur competition under the amateur boxing federation / USA boxing. My years of activity was from 1985 to 2001. I give basic boxing instructions and advice to those who are thinking about competing. I enjoy sharing the information I have. I believe in each one teach one.
American Martial Arts Institute

American Martial Arts Institute

5.0(4)
1 hire on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Marie H. says, "Amazing kung fu program! I am challenged each quarter by learning new self defense combos, new forms and they help me grow individually as I achieve my path towards black belt!" Read more
Vallencore Fitness LLC

Vallencore Fitness LLC

5.0Exceptional(14)
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Darryl J. says, "Down to earth with high energy intense workouts. Charles is the only person that successfully brought me into the gym culture. He’s trained & coached me in capoeira. Body building. We were fortunate to place 1st in our very first men’s physique competition & it’s all due to me following his instructions to the T. What I’m saying is he’s knows what he’s doing & if you listen you will WIN you will reach your GOALS you will not be disappointed. Lifetime friend, trainer & coach! " Read more
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

Moy Yat Martial Intelligence

5.0(2)
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Robert S. says, "I love the emphasis on family and relationships. Sifu Hitchman is not only a fantastic teacher of Kung Fu but is also a great mentor to his students. " Read more
Kaihuku Kerai ShinRyu

Kaihuku Kerai ShinRyu

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
We give free lessons
Goldenlight Institute Of Body/Mind Advancement

Goldenlight Institute Of Body/Mind Advancement

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Bonnie C. says, "Dr. Luke is a fabulous teacher. I have learned so much about Qigong. My energy is much better even after two sessions, and I know these practices will continue to be life changing in the most positive way. " Read more
All Around Acoustics

All Around Acoustics

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
I can do just about anything from a to z and if I cant do it, I know someone who can. I always get the job done.
I Do What I Can

I Do What I Can

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Jalyn B. says, "We didn't actually start yet but I do have a positive feeling that he's a person that I want for my daughter. I just like his whole vibe his respect level and everything" Read more
5 Star Fitness & Self-defense

5 Star Fitness & Self-defense

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
Debra G. says, "professional " Read more
Kicking It With Ky

Kicking It With Ky

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Wilmington, DE
I think outside the box. I incorporate many multiple compound movements, so you always get a great full body workout. I can help with weight loss, building muscle, nutrition, balance, I teach kickboxing and much more! I love being able to help people reach their goals and over all be happier & healthier with life.

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 Wilmington karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Wilmington area.
Stacey G.
My family became involved with the American Martial Arts Institute 10 years ago when my (then) 7 year old son expressed an interest in learning martial arts. AMAI was the only school in our area offering Chinese Martial Arts, and also one of the few martial arts schools that appeared to focus more on the students as individuals, rather than their trophies displayed in the front window. Over the years, our entire family has participated at some level in the full range of classes that AMAI has to offer - Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Combat Fitness, as well as a variety of seminars focused on specific skills. My son has also been a member of their Leadership team for 6 years; in addition to self defense skills learned through kung fu classes, Leadership class has enhanced both his critical thinking and problem solving ability while enabling him to accumulate the skills he needs to teach martial arts to others. The instructors are top notch and model the qualities of perseverance, modesty, courtesy, discipline and self control that true martial arts strive to instill. I urge anyone interested in leaning kung fu to give AMAI a try.
American Martial Arts Institute
Kyle A.
Charles is an amazing trainer, he knows the intricacies of the musculoskeletal system and how it coordinates with different exercises with different weights. He’s not a trainer that will leave you to your own devices and give you an exercise to do and that’s it. Charles takes the time and the focus to place it on your through every rep and movement, he guides you on the focusing of the particular muscle being worked to achieve the highest quality of work done.
Vallencore Fitness LLC
David H.
The atmosphere at the school is unique. Traditional learning, with Sifu Jay providing invaluable guidance and teaching
Moy Yat Martial Intelligence
Eileen S.
Since I am a 78 year old woman who is very uncoordinated I was looking for an individual to help me learn tai chi as opposed to taking a class. I wanted to improve my balance as well as core strength. Luke has helped me do both. He has also taught me self defense and meditation skills which have helped me improve my over all self confidence. He is very patient, kind and thoughtful. I look forward to continue working with him in the future.
Goldenlight Institute of Body/Mind Advancement
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