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Top 10 karate classes in Rochester Hills, MI

Students agree: these teachers are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))

5.0(4)
7 hires on Lessons
3+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
Kathy M. says, "I needed to train for a triathlon. One mile swim. I trained with Chris 2 days a week and I was ready for the race. I came in 3rd place at Escape the Cape triathlon. Chris got me swim ready with challenging workouts in the pool, excellent coaching tips, gave me the tools I needed to swim freestyle efficiently. I became faster, stronger and my endurance was amazing after weeks of training. I highly recommend Chris for your swimming lessons no matter what level you are." Read more
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club

5.0(3)
1 hire on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
Tianna R. says, "I love the patience that Kwanjanim has with his students!!! He has taught my children more than just how to protect themselves. He encourages his students to have respect for themselves, family, and others; integrity and confidence." Read more
Holloway's Isshin Ryu Karate

Holloway's Isshin Ryu Karate

New on Lessons
Top Pro
43+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
We acept students at any level of training and work with them to progress into solid practitioners. Experience is not necessary, neither is physical talent. Watching people reach their full potential.
K9BOXING

K9BOXING

5.0(1)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
LaToya B. says, "He’s very good with youth training. Mg son loves going to his sessions. " Read more
Family Isshinryu Karate

Family Isshinryu Karate

New on Lessons
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
We provide an atmosphere where the whole family can train together and keep each other accountable. Our rates make it crazy not to train alongside your family member! I have been blessed with the knowledge to help people not only defend themselves but better their lives in a variety of ways. Seeing the "lightbulb" in a student is the best feeling as I know I am teaching in a way so the "get it".
Pro ATA Martial Arts

Pro ATA Martial Arts

5.0(4)
9+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
Karen M. says, "Mrs. Booth is a knowledgeable, patient, and caring instructor. She takes the time to get to know each student. She is adept at working from her students' strengths to overcome weak areas. She works well with all age groups, from her little tigers to us "more senior" students!" Read more
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts Of Madison Heights

5.0(4)
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
Katherine D. says, "My son and I have been students of Owner/Head Instructor Gehrik Mohr at Kuk Sool Won of Madison Heights for nearly nine years. We were hooked after our first lesson, and have trained consistently ever since. Mr. Mohr has a unique ability to tailor his teaching methods to the individual needs of each student, no matter their age or abilities, resulting in greatly enhanced depth of learning. The results extend far beyond the scope of the curriculum into improved life skills in general. His enthusiasm for effective teaching in a positive manner are truly exemplary. I recommend Mr. Mohr with the highest level of confidence. " Read more
Citizen Defense Training

Citizen Defense Training

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
We teach current crime prevention and awareness strategies to increase the likelihood of avoiding a violent encounter. The techniques are designed to be effective without strength, fitness, or youth. Most self defense programs and martial arts programs mostly utilize pain as a tool to end the encounter. Let me ask you; what do you do when an attacker, due to intoxication or mental illness, can't feel pain? The answer is Citizen Defense Training. Our programs utilize the principles of balance displacement and leverage and we attack how the body functions to be effective with minimal effort. Our goal is for you to escape from a dangerous situa...
Metropolitan Karate Academy

Metropolitan Karate Academy

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
36+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
We teach and our students with the basics of "Tang Soo Do" with the essentials of Traditional karate, Sport Karate and Self Defense! We also have weapons trainong with Modern Arnis which is Filipino Stick Fighting!
Jeff Decker Enterprises

Jeff Decker Enterprises

New on Lessons
Offers online services
49+ years in business
Serves Rochester Hills, MI
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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 Rochester Hills karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Rochester Hills area.
Yebin C.
Been working with Chris for about 6months now since last Nov. He's patient and great at teaching. He is flexible in schedueling so I've never had any issue with getting my lessons done in my crazy schedule. Definitely recommend him!
Chris Darnelle (Swimming & Martial Arts:TaeKwonDo - Karate(TangSooDo))
Carlton R.
THE WAY MR. DAVIS TEACHES AND WORKS WITH CHILDREN IS WHAT MY GRAND CHILDREN NEEDS AT THIS TIMES. SOMETIMES ANWSER MAYBE LEST THEN 100 CHARTERS
Fighting Dragons Martial Arts Club
Vicki L.
Amazing, motivated, helpful teacher! I can’t stress enough how well she has boosted my sons confidence and has taught him so many remarkable moves! Thank you!!
Pro ATA Martial Arts
Aaron G.
I am a Teacher's Assistant working with Autistic students and I love to study Martial Arts when I'm not working in school. I find Gehrik Mohr to be one of the best instructors I've had in a while. He understands what is important in Martial Arts and is able to adapt to the students level to work from where they are at. He pays attention to details making sure students learn the fundamentals first before working toward harder stuff as to avoid injury and ensure the students are learning properly. There is also a large focus on self discipline and etiquette which is both very powerful for people to learn, particularly children, but also something I have seen skipped in other systems. The classes can also be fun at times, with us training in the park or being given interesting challenges for the day. I have been to several schools and styles of Martial Arts and I have found no better place to train in the area than at Kuk Sool Won Madison Heights under Gehrik Mohr. I would suggest his classes to anyone interested in Martial Arts or Fitness in general. I also highly suggest this for any parents who want their child to learn self control, etiquette, and a plethora of other skills useful in school and at home.
Kuk Sool Won Martial Arts of Madison Heights
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