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Top 10 karate classes in Addison, IL

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Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

5.0Exceptional(7)
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
Sebastian G. says, "Eric Miller, the head of Kicking Dragon's Circle Martial arts, is a fantastic teacher. I've been training for 30 years and competing in boxing and grappling for 10 years. I reached an impasse while sparring and competing so I reached out to Eric to ask for help. His ability to assess a person's strengths and weaknesses and build off of then is invaluable. I pretty much just go to him now when my coaches don't have any answers. I even signed up at an mma school with a weekly open gym just so I could invite Eric since his school is too far from me. During our first session Eric helped us learn more than we had in the last four weeks. He kind of reminds me of Dean Thomas in the sense that he seems to have an answer for everything except Eric's knowledge goes way beyond just grappling. I can't recommend this school enough!" Read more
Functional Fitness Of DuPage 630.390.8417

Functional Fitness Of DuPage 630.390.8417

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
Lorrie U. says, "Thank you for reminding me that my life still has meaning. My new and improved exercise routine motivates me to eat better and make other healthier lifestyle choices. Reinventing good habits is something that I know I will now be able to continue to do!" Read more
Underground Fitness Street Defense

Underground Fitness Street Defense

5.0Exceptional(16)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
Nicole I. says, "Sergio teaches in a way where anyone can pick up useful defense skills very quickly. I also love that he incorporates multiple fighting styles and methods." Read more
Mitchell Nix

Mitchell Nix

5.0(2)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
Rodney M. says, "Mitchell is great to work with. He really takes the time to learn what your goals are and individulizes what you need. He was very knowledgeable and explained stuff in a way that I could understand. His delivery of feedback was done professionally, and in the moment when it mattered most. Highly reccomended if you're just starting or trying to hone in on a particular area." Read more
ABBCNOW Zoom Online Taekwondo

ABBCNOW Zoom Online Taekwondo

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
ABBC has been in Lombard for 21 years! We offer online classes for all ages on Zoom! No experience needed. Taekwondo online is a great opportunity to set and achieve goals; fitness, balance and coordination, tournament competition and earning a Black Belt! We consider Taekwondo an 'essential activity'.
ABBCNOW TAEKWONDO On Zoom

ABBCNOW TAEKWONDO On Zoom

New on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Addison, IL
ABBCNOW offers Taekwondo instruction on Zoom.
American Tiger Karate Academy

American Tiger Karate Academy

New on Lessons
Serves Addison, IL
At American Tiger Karate Academy we develop strong, confident and skilled, self defense practitioners. Over one dozen ATKA members have become National Karate and Kobudo champions. Our programs are age, rank and content specific. Our instructors are certified and dedicated to your success. We are an official branch of SKIF-USA and SKIF World. We all are truly passionate about martial arts and sharing those health benefits and life skills with our members. The positive energy in our dojo is contagious and leads to success, a sense of confidence in any situation and healthier mind and body....

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 Addison karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Addison area.
Rachel T.
Eric is the best!!! He has tons of practical experience and is a true expert in his field. His lessons are always organized and engaging, and he uses a principles-based approach that applies from one practical technique to the next, helping us synthesize each technique as we learn. Eric is great at modifying his teaching to meet each student where they are at, helping everyone get the most out of each class. On top of all of this, Eric is also a super nice guy! I can't recommend Eric enough!!
Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts
Sherry S.
I am a busy 54 year old professional woman. I have lost 10 pounds in less than a year. Tanner changes the routine every session so I am never bored. He is firm but not a jerk. I have worked with trainers in NYC and Geneva, IL and not only is Tanner the most knowledgeable, he's also the most interesting to talk to. I would recommend Tanner to anyone looking for a responsible, caring trainer to get them motivated and focused.
Functional Fitness of DuPage 630.390.8417
Crystal G.
I loved all the knowledge and confidence I took away from working with Sergio and his team. They made sure to answer all the questions I had and remained patient until I understood. I will definitely continue to work with them and highly recommend.
Underground fitness Street Defense
Joseph M.
He's a great sensei, who helped craft me into the threat I've remained to be ever since I've worked with him.
Mitchell Nix
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