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Top 10 karate classes in Lee's Summit, MO

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Zanshin Aikido / Self-defense / Personal Training

Zanshin Aikido / Self-defense / Personal Training

New on Lessons
Serves Lee's Summit, MO
I have over 30 years experience in teaching all levels of practical self-defense with a strong emphasis on traditional Aikido and long term fitness. It is my life passion to teach fitness, self-defense, and share what I’ve learned about the martial arts.
Halls High Speed Development

Halls High Speed Development

Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
Serves Lee's Summit, MO
Philly C. says, "Learning self defense from Coach was one of the funniest things ever! " Read more
Ryushinkan Kenshukai

Ryushinkan Kenshukai

Top Pro
Serves Lee's Summit, MO
Brett C. says, "The instructors were very patient and they take a big concern of the students they teach. Very good instructors. " Read more
Kali Combat Kc

Kali Combat Kc

3 hires on Lessons
Serves Lee's Summit, MO
Eric S. says, "I just started going to his classes, and missed a few weeks during vacation, but I look forward to getting back to class. Sifu is very understanding of different backgrounds, and styles. He teaches you using your style of learning, and is firm but fair in his training. He expects you to study at home, and when you don't, you don't move forward; you practice prior moves. When you do, you learn new techniques. He rewards dedication and commitment. As someone who has taken three different arts, I highly recommend Sifu Greene." Read more


New on Lessons
Serves Lee's Summit, MO
For over 30 years, Bob Thurman has brought his unique safety and self-defense training seminar to thousands world-wide. Bob "Thunder" Thurman is the former Professional Karate Association World Champion for eight years has been featured on ABC Wide World of Sports, NBC Sports World, and ESPN. He was the subject of a major feature in Sports Illustrated magazine and appeared with Chuck Norris on "Walker, Texas Ranger." Bob was at the height of his career when violence threatened his family. In 1989 a near-fatal robbery attempt was made on his wife while she walked through a parking garage with a friend. Bob retired from professional karate and ...

Your karate questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 Lee's Summit karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Lee's Summit area.
Latoya B.
Coach Hall displayed the most knowledge i have ever seen when it came to the human body and how it performs! It was a pleasure watching him work with my daughter!
Halls High Speed Development
Awesome instructions and very knowledgeable about self defense
Ryushinkan Kenshukai
Andrew W.
Maurice is a very well rounded, patient instructor. He is able to relate and teach anyone willing to learn.
Kali Combat Kc
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