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Top 10 karate classes in Cincinnati, OH

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CIncy Women's Fight Club

CIncy Women's Fight Club

2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Jillian M. says, "I haven’t actually met her yet because I just signed up; however, it’s crystal clear she and her affiliates are concerned with their mission to protect women. This is a heartfelt mission, and one that is very relative to my experience. It feels so different to have someone want to build you up and give you the tools and skills to protect yourself, instead of breaking you down! " Read more
Blue Lantern Martial Arts: Shaolin Wing Chun Kung Fu

Blue Lantern Martial Arts: Shaolin Wing Chun Kung Fu

New on Lessons
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Shaolin Wing Chun is a complete martial art covering long range, close range, and ground. We focus on harmonizing the mind, body, and spirit utilizing the Shaolin Halls Method as was taught in the ancient Shaolin Temple in China. I enjoy teaching and am passionate about the Art. I love seeing a student have that "aha!" moment when they understand the technique or the concept. I also enjoy the fact that Shaolin Wing Chun is steeped in tradition with a very clear lineage that is authentically passed down.
Red Tiger Martial Arts

Red Tiger Martial Arts

6+ years in business
Serves Cincinnati, OH
Zayne S. says, "It’s a very fun and engaging environment. The art is full of vibrant culture and science. All instructors are very welcoming and encourage students to do their best at all times. " 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?

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