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Top 10 karate classes in Bolingbrook, IL

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Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts

5.0Exceptional(8)
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Amy M. says, "Eric is an amazing teacher. Patient, funny, and kind. I love that he adapts moves to work for MY body (I'm a little teapot, short and stout), and also that he fosters an atmosphere of respect and inclusion. He uses bits and pieces from many traditions to create a toolkit for each person that is both fun to learn and practical to use. I've taken lessons with him for years and brought my teen-aged niece and young daughter to learn self-defense as well. I can't recommend Kicking Dragon's Circle enough!" Read more
Mitchell Nix

Mitchell Nix

5.0(2)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, 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
The Family Jiu Jitsu Academy

The Family Jiu Jitsu Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Safety first... for real : ) I help people get in shape and learn how to protect themselves and their loved ones without and crazy or dangerous stuff. This is a truly effective but gentle art.
Grandmaster Pao Wang

Grandmaster Pao Wang

5.0(1)
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Pao W. says, "I have over 43 years of training experience. I teach Gung Fu, Hsing I Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, Tai Chi Chuan, Dim Mak, Traditional Martial Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. And monthly training tours to China." Read more
Taekwondo

Taekwondo

New on Lessons
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Taekwondo is a dedicated martial arts institution located in Naperville, Illinois, and serving the surrounding areas. The company's focus is on providing high-quality martial arts training, emphasizing discipline, strength, and character development. Taekwondo is committed to helping students of all ages to improve their physical fitness and self-confidence.
Baekwoon Martial Arts

Baekwoon Martial Arts

New on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Established in 2011, Baekwoon Martial Arts Academy, situated in Naperville, Illinois, and its surrounding areas, is a premier martial arts school. The academy specializes in the holistic development of its students, from children to adults, through martial arts training. Their unique program focuses on instilling discipline, focus, and leadership skills, offering an effective way to lose weight, relieve stress, and increase confidence. Under the leadership of Sensei Jeremy Talbott, Baekwoon Martial Arts Academy prides itself on individualized attention to each student, helping them achieve their goals while fostering a sense of community and
Strive Martial Arts

Strive Martial Arts

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Founded in 2012, Strive Martial Arts, located in Naperville, Illinois, offers structured and goal-oriented programs that not only build self-discipline, confidence, and self-esteem but also give students an advantage in academic and athletic success. Strive is committed to improving the mental and physical abilities of students, providing an environment where each individual can strive for Black Belt excellence. Their team is dedicated to understanding and addressing the specific needs of students and families, continually updating their skills to maintain their commitment to excellence.
Panda Kung Fu & Tai Chi

Panda Kung Fu & Tai Chi

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Naperville Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy, founded in 2019, is situated in the heart of Naperville, Illinois and its surrounding areas. The academy offers Chinese martial arts, Tai Chi Quan, Qi Gong form, and boxing classes for both kids and adults. Led by Coach Qi, a graduate from Beijing Sport University with numerous national and international medals, the academy has made a significant impact in the city of Chicago and now invites you to join their esteemed ranks.
Amalgam Martial Academy

Amalgam Martial Academy

New on Lessons
Top Pro
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
In 2015 we were faced with a choice: combine the expertise and talent of several experienced martial arts instructors to take a risk and open the best independent martial arts school we could on our own terms, or simply let experience, expertise, and opportunity slip away... And here we are today, Amalgam Martial Academy! We help you achieve your health and safety goals through expert education experience in traditional martial arts without the hidden fees and questionable business practices some schools still use to this day. We love to see all our students enjoy those breakthrough "aha" moments and reach new levels of health and achievement...
Sundo Martial Arts

Sundo Martial Arts

New on Lessons
Serves Bolingbrook, IL
Sundo Martial Arts, formerly known as Cho's Martial Arts, is a premier martial arts school located in Aurora, Illinois, serving the surrounding areas. Established in 2003, they specialize in teaching Taekwondo. They are committed to providing quality martial arts instruction to each and every student.

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 Bolingbrook karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Bolingbrook area.
Sebastian G.
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!
Kicking Dragon’s Circle Martial Arts
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
Daniel C.
David is a very knowledgeable, understanding and patient instructor. He knows his craft very well and his lessons definitely reflect this. His positive attitude, willingness to help, and kind demeanor make for a very comfortable, friendly and fun atmosphere (hard to find in the mma community). His feedback is always constructive and there’s no judgment or negativity associated with it. He’s happy to help in anyway and answer any questions you may have. His classes are always fun and a good mix of fundamentals and conditioning, but also incorporates more advanced techniques and sparring for those comfortable with it and wanting to dive a bit more in-depth to real training in a safe and controlled environment. All around a great experience and I loved every class is a able to attend. If it wasn’t for me moving for work, I would’ve definitely kept training with David. I highly recommend his classes to any one of any age or skill level, definitely one of the best instructors out there!
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Becca A.
Coach Joshua has been outstanding with our family! Started with general fitness for my husband and I but ended up teaching our son boxing aswell. It's been such encouraging experience and coach has really surpassed expectations.
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