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Top 10 karate classes in Nashville, TN

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Individual Fighting Systems

Individual Fighting Systems

4.3(3)
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Jake says, "I've been training with Sifu Andrew for about a year and a half. It's alot of information at first but after two days I had skills that I was confident I could defend myself with, also by using the strength training at home I have been able to manage my chronic back pain with minimal need for aspirin " Read more
Julian Lopez KGO

Julian Lopez KGO

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Jill M. says, "Julian is an amazing personal trainer! He truly cares about his clients and their health. I’ve never had so much progress in my fitness journey until I started training with him! I love learning how to kick box and improve my cardiovascular health. Julian pushes me to train harder, break a sweat, all while having a great time. " Read more
Kato Dojo

Kato Dojo

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
1990-1995 : Japan Self Defense Force. 1995-2000 : World Oyama Karate Chief Instructor/International Champion. 2002-2007 : US Navy Master at Arms (MP) taught Defensive Tactics for Command. Taught College PE class Taught mentally challenged children, Blind person. Taught Elementary School after class activity. Former South Carolina Police Defensive Tactics Instructor/PPCT instructor/knife defense instructor. Former Rape Agressive Defense for women Instructor. Currently teaching at Center hill Martial Arts center every weekend....
Traditional Karate Nashville

Traditional Karate Nashville

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
My name is Zack Stewart. I'm the head instructor at Traditional Karate Nashville. I have been training in Karate for over 20 years and it is my passion to share Karate with others. The style of Karate I teach is called Shotokan Karate. It is considered by many to be the most widely pracitced style of Karate World-wide. I enjoy teaching group classes at my dojo as well as private sessions with a single person or small group. The private sessions can be developed to fit a student's personal goals in Karate. My qualifications: Yon-dan (4th degree black) World Traditional Karate Organizaiton (WTKO). Liscensed Instructor, Examiner, and Refer...
Punches N Bunches Boxing And Fitness Studio

Punches N Bunches Boxing And Fitness Studio

New on Lessons
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
When I coach you regardless if you want to compete or just do fitness/ recreational boxing I will train you just the same with a few minor tweaks. I have the ability to connect with my athletes on all pillars to help them become successful. Training and coaching is something that I don’t consider work. I truly enjoy helping my athletes achieve their health and fitness goals. I love to my athletes truly get the art of boxing and embrace it because instantly I see confidence and motivation that they may not have had at first....
Tai Chi River

Tai Chi River

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
Tai Chi River is an established school of traditional Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. Founders, Peter Hodes and Rusty Rust, have been practicing and teaching Tai Chi for over 25 years together and began the Tai Chi River school in 2016 to help spread this simple and healthful exercise to our community. Tai Chi River is based in Nashville, Tennessee. Before the coronavirus, we were facilitating an average of 10-15 Tai Chi classes and workshops per week. Due to the national health emergency, all our on-site classes have been temporarily cancelled. To respond to these new developments, and still be able to bring our healthful message to our communit...
The Pain Factory

The Pain Factory

New on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Nashville, TN
We love to see people grow in skill, confidence, and health through our Boxing, Mixed Martial Arts, and Fitness programs Seeing people make meanful change in their life while learning a skill.

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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