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Top 10 karate classes in Des Plaines, IL

Students agree: these instructors are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Carson Wing Tsun Academy

Carson Wing Tsun Academy

5.0Exceptional(5)
40+ years in business
Serves Des Plaines, IL
Boris says, "Having experience with various types of martial arts I’ve been enjoying Wing Tsun classes from my first day. Personally, I like Wing Chung concept that can be used as part of self-defense in close-range combat. Carson Wing Tsun Academy has great teachers and provides seminars to help students to improve their skills." 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 Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines, 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
American Tiger Karate Academy

American Tiger Karate Academy

New on Lessons
Serves Des Plaines, 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 Des Plaines karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Des Plaines area.
Donaldray
Excellent instructions and patients
Carson Wing Tsun Academy
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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