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Top 10 karate classes in Gaithersburg, MD

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Maryland Systema

Maryland Systema

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
If you're reading this, chances are you're interested in self-defense, not just as a skill but as a transformative experience. Look no further, because at Maryland Systema, we offer a training regimen that goes beyond the mere execution of moves. We provide an immersive, holistic experience that enriches your mind, body, and spirit. Why Maryland Systema? Personalized Learning: We believe every individual is unique. You don't just get a cookie-cutter program; you get personalized training tailored to your physique, capabilities, and objectives. Expertise: As the Founder of Maryland Systema, I bring years of practical and instructional expe...
AKSystema51

AKSystema51

5.0(2)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Brett B. says, "Class act and professional! Great coach!" Read more
Cerberus Combat MMA

Cerberus Combat MMA

5.0Exceptional(9)
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Nymera T. says, "Working with Christian is not just receiving quality training, it's making a friend and building a connection. Christian carries his passion for MMA and it's lessons through everything he does and you walk away feeling motivated. Even if you're just a beginner, he breaks down everything in a fun and easy to understand way. He's patient, has fun with what he's doing and pushes you to believe in yourself. He's great with kids, and knows how to make a strong bond with any adult taking those first steps. As someone who's been active his whole life, it's easy to see that he cares about helping people reach their goals too. I trust he'll help you reach yours and have fun along the way! 5 stars for sure." Read more
Senshi Karate

Senshi Karate

5.0(1)
6+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
KAY R. says, "I am very pleased with the way my children are treated here and their mental growth. They are very professional and detailed. Very clean and family oriented. Very dedicated in the development to have the students thriving. Definitely recommend this place." Read more
Kimtaekwondo

Kimtaekwondo

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Master Kimwilbi .WTF 5th Dan black belt , instructor and International Referee.🇰🇪 Nationality.20years+ teaching experience. dedicated to passing knowledge thoroughly with patience to all ages .
Zen Karate Academy

Zen Karate Academy

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We teach traditional Japanese Shotokan Karate under Japan Shotokan Karate Association (JSKA) headed internationally by Shihan Abe Keigo and Nationally by Sensei Thomas Casale.
Fast Fist Tactical Martial Arts

Fast Fist Tactical Martial Arts

4.0(2)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Tammy says, "Great cardio workout, helped me with nutrion & diet as well. Very comfortable, professional, relaxed training. Its personalised 1 on 1 and worked around my schedule. You learn , self defense karate that can be implemented day 1. " Read more
Mind, Body, Fitness And Martial Arts

Mind, Body, Fitness And Martial Arts

New on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
We not only train the body but also, the mind and spirit with innovative and traditional concepts. I have been practicing and teaching Martial Arts since I was three years old. Not only the personal Benifits have been great but my students progresses have been phenomenal!
All Around Acoustics

All Around Acoustics

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
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.
Bartman MMA And Self-Defense

Bartman MMA And Self-Defense

5.0(2)
24+ years in business
Serves Gaithersburg, MD
Adam M. says, "Thank you very much for the excellent classes- Lynne is enjoying and benefiting." 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 Gaithersburg karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Gaithersburg area.
Ashlie H.
AKSystema51
Tristan M.
Makes me feel comfortable pushing my limits in a self defense setting. Doesn’t push too hard when attacking and giving me ample time to defend and recover. Covers stretches and workouts to better set myself up for success.
Cerberus Combat MMA
Tammy
Great cardio workout, helped
Fast Fist Tactical Martial Arts
Olivia C.
Have a great time in your class! Thanks again for providing a safe, fun, educational space
Bartman MMA and Self-Defense
Lynn H.
Adina was very knowledgeable about Tai Chi and she made the class very enjoyable. She was the best Tai Chi instructor I have ever had.
Adina @ Satya Sattva Studio
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