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McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

McArther's Tae Kwon Do & Fitness

5.0(1)
Top Pro
27+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Brenda J. says, "His code of ethics. His devotion to his students and community." Read more
Academy For Youth Empowerment

Academy For Youth Empowerment

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Teaching urban youth in the St.Louis county area discipline, focus, and self confidence along with lessons in Karate and other styles of Martial Arts. In the 11 years of teaching what I still enjoy the most teaching the kids different martial arts technique and strategy. There are so many aspects to self-defense that most people who have never trained before just don't know about. In an edgy american society learning how to defend yourself is one of the most valuable skills anyone can acquire regardless of their age....
Master Kim’s Kum Sung Martial Arts

Master Kim’s Kum Sung Martial Arts

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
We Have Ninja Toddler Class 2~4 yr old 4:30pm(mon ~fri) Beginner Kids Class 5~10yr Old 5:10pm ~ 6:00pm advance Kids Class 6:10 ~7:00pm Teens & adults class 7:10~ 8:10pm also Family class is every Tuesday & Thursday 6:100~ 7:00 pm meam all ages & all Ranks leanings Martial Arts! Our specialty is TeaKwonDo & Hapkido & Weapons
Troublemaker Fitness

Troublemaker Fitness

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves St Louis, MO
I'm a professional boxer and mixed martial artist. I was a 2x All-American for wrestling at SIUE and have trainee under world champions. I have a master's degree in Sports Pedagogy and Physical Education. I like to challenge myself by coming up with ways to make my students stronger and healthier.
Moo Sul Kwan

Moo Sul Kwan

New on Lessons
Serves St Louis, MO
Moo Sul Kwan, also known as the American Martial Arts Sports & Education Association, is a premier martial arts institute located in Saint Louis, Missouri. With an impressive legacy dating back to 1969, they have been educating and training enthusiasts in self-defense and fitness. They offer a comprehensive range of martial arts disciplines including Tae Kwon Do and Karate. Their expertise extends to both children and adults, fostering a family-oriented environment that's open to all willing learners.
White Dragon Judo Club Of St. Louis, Missouri

White Dragon Judo Club Of St. Louis, Missouri

New on Lessons
Serves St Louis, MO
White Dragon Judo Club, based in Saint Louis, Missouri, is the fastest growing judo club in the area. Since its inception, it has catered to students of all levels, providing top-notch training for both children and adults. The club is dedicated to promoting the art, discipline, and physical fitness benefits of judo, making it a prime choice for anyone looking to explore the sport.
White Dragon Judo Club

White Dragon Judo Club

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
The judo club is one of the best judo schools in Saint Louis, MO. There are several instructors at this school. You will learn a lot in a 90 minute class.
Tigers Gym

Tigers Gym

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves St Louis, MO
Bill W. says, "The instructor is a former and undefeated world kickboxing champ" Read more
Champion Boxing

Champion Boxing

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves St Louis, MO
What makes me unique is my years of experience boxing. I started boxing at the age of 10 and evenutally won a welterweight US championship belt. I was also a personal trainer for years.

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?

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