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UpHill Fitness

UpHill Fitness

New on Lessons
Serves Columbus, OH
Greetings! I am Jalen Hill Sr, a professional boxer with over 10 years of experience of boxing. My expertise lies in helping individuals achieve their fitness goals and teaching self-defense techniques through boxing. Currently based at Barack Recreation Center in Columbus, Ohio, I have honed my skills at Dodge Rec for five years and continued to excel at Barack for another five. As a coach at Barack for two years now, I built a relationship in a bond with the community. Help them developed a deep understanding of discipline, sacrifice, and hard work.
Mike’s Martial Arts Academy

Mike’s Martial Arts Academy

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Columbus, OH
Hi my name is Sensei Mike and I provide excellent service for men,women and children we/I teach self confidence,self defense self respect for oneself and for others while keeping it safe and fun while in the pandemic I enjoyed the process of when a new student comes in to the Dojo from when they first started to they reach their goal as a karateka
Ullom's Martial Arts

Ullom's Martial Arts

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Columbus, OH
We have been teaching martial arts / Self-defense for over 30 years! Our instructors are passionate about helping you / your child reach their self-defense needs with a wealth of experience.
AC Boxing & Fitness

AC Boxing & Fitness

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Columbus, OH
As a former Professional Athlete, I have developed the discipline through years of training. I have fought at the highest levels in boxing and developed a reputation for being a "CHAMP". Expect the real deal. Learn the craft of boxing from a professional. This is no boxercise class. This is the same drills that creates extraordinary athletes. The class is not to turn you into having a Boxing career, only if it's what you want. Also to add. I have been a Personal Trainer for 16 years and have been doing online classes with NASM, so I'm a Personal Trainer also. With the knowledge of being a Personal Trainer and a former Pro Boxing champ I star...
WALT HARRIS KANG SOU DO ACADEMY LLC.,

WALT HARRIS KANG SOU DO ACADEMY LLC.,

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I'm the former Regional Director of CHOI KWANG DO MARTIAL ARTS INTERNATIONAL for the state of OH. Now teaching my own style of martial art I call "KANG SOU DO" which offers a uniqe form of fighting and self-defense with awareness training and coaching. Classes starting for Children's ages 4 and up Teens, Adults, and Seniors. Throughout my years and experience as a martial arts practitioner and Instructor, I love helping others create and achieve goals that not only change they're lives for the better, but also alowing them to achieve the capability of protecting themselves with confidence......
Columbus Tactical Martial Arts

Columbus Tactical Martial Arts

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
Columbus Tactical martial arts is the only school in Columbus to teach Counterpoint Tactical system. A rather new system created for self-defense for the worst possible scenarios training it's students to be proficient in all aspects of fighting [punching, kicking, trapping, stand-up grappling, ground-fighting, long and short range weapons(stick and knife)] and training them so well as to be capable of defending themselves against trained opponents. Our goal is to help people by giving them the skills and knowledge necessary to defend themselves and their loved Martial arts is my greatest love, and it has changed my life for the better in eve...
Jackson Karate Academy

Jackson Karate Academy

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We teach Self-Defense, Anti Bullying Tactics, Kickboxing, Weapons, and Traditional Karate.
Padrón Dojo: USA Seireikai Karate Organization

Padrón Dojo: USA Seireikai Karate Organization

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
I make every effort to help my students achieve their goals. Teaching practical and effective martial arts.
Master Karate Todd

Master Karate Todd

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
At Master Karate Todd, we are focused on the importance of keeping kids safe . The elements at the heart of Master Karate Todd are health, fitness, discipline and teaching a “green” way of living. We created Master Karate Todd in an effort to introduce the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle and to show how to have fun while doing it. We strive to provide you with plenty of information on how your child might use the site and we give ample opportunity to have an ongoing dialogue with us in case you have questions or concerns. Featured on PBS Kids http://amzn.to/2mRRRyH Amason Prime Video http://masterkaratetodd.com/ https://www.kidoodle
The Kazoku Dojo

The Kazoku Dojo

New on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Columbus, OH
We teach Japanese Combat Martial Arts as well as Modern, scenario-based Self Defense. We ground fight, choke, throw, break bones, strike, exploit pressure points, address multiple attackers and use all weapons from knives and sticks to the fabled Japanese sword. We are Japan-licensed and law enforcement endorsed. We are is essentially 900 years of battlefield-tested Samurai Warfare. Most everything else (Aikido, Aikijujutsu, Judo, Brazilian Jujutsu etc) came from the battlefields of Japan which is exactly what our art is. The teachers have been martial artists for more than 30 years. We offer Little Ninja classes (Ages 4-8), Pre Teen &...

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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