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Top 10 karate classes in Austin, TX

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White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo

Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Bridget C. says, "This is a great group of hard working, fun loving martial artists! You get a great workout, learn tradition, meet people from all over the world AND have a great time while you're at it. The tradition of Okinawan karate paired with the skills of the instructor and assistants makes for an all-around amazing experience. Very highly recommend this school to anyone looking for karate classes!!" Read more
Atencio Nxt Gen

Atencio Nxt Gen

New on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Atencio is a fighting family. We are changing the game! The family name and club originated in Denver, but as many generations do, we have branched off. We are establishing a presence in Austin, TX. Our Austin location offers both boxing and golf instruction. Boxing and golf are very similar with weight transfer. We can swing both fists and clubs! Your lead instructor is Jeremiah. He was an amateur boxer for eight years, with State and Regional titles in Colorado. Jeremiah turned professional at 21 and was 2-0 as a professional with one KO. He retired at age 23 to focus on family and expanding the family business of coaching young boxers. J
Boxing Fit Boss

Boxing Fit Boss

2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Louis R. says, "Brian is very personable and easy to work with. Ton of boxing and fitness knowledge. Makes personalized programs ,routines and tons of other ways to get you solid results. I would choose to train with Brian over all the rest hands down." Read more


8 hires on Lessons
Serves Austin, TX
Jamalle R. says, "Ira was a great trainer . I was just getting started before covid started. I never got back ahold of him after the gyms opened back up. Anyone looking for a great trainer check out Ira!" Read more
Boxing Tutorial

Boxing Tutorial

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Austin, TX
Personal boxing and fitness classes at home! Learn the techniques of boxing and get yourself in perfect shape with the right fitness workouts! You will also receive new boxing gloves or other necessary equipment as a gift! For each person, I create a special program that will be perfectly matched just for you! Text: 512 412-9506

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?

Reviews for Austin karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Austin area.
Drew K.
White Rock Kenshinkan teaches traditional karate in a relaxed, Austin style. The classes are fairly small so there are many opportunities to dive deep into the techniques and history that is taught and to really study the art of karate. There are several black belts of varying skill levels to give a good mix of instruction, and there is a good amount of time to work on the various techniques at each skill level. Many students also have experience with, or even black belts in, another martial style. WRKK incorporates traditional karate, self-defense (tuite), and weaponry (kobudo) into a complete package. Tradition is observed and taught (including using proper Okinawan terminology and etiquette) without it becoming onerous and simply a method to enforce uniformity. WRKK enjoys a rich connection to the Honbu dojo in Okinawa, with many opportunities to train with and learn from our Grandmaster Fusei Kise, his son Isao Kise (the current president of our federation), and other high-ranking experts in this style of karate on a wide variety of subjects. WRKK is not a "McDojo" - the instructors strive to ensure that all students not only know how to perform the techniques but also truly understand them at their current level before moving on to the next. At WRKK, you don't just "learn" karate moves or techniques - you study them. We have fun, we train hard, we ask questions, and we seek to train the best martial artists that we can at any skill level. Stop on by and observe a class or two, or better yet: jump on in and join us! You'll be glad you did!
White Rock Kenshinkan Karate Dojo
Wayne S.
My daughter just started about 3 weeks ago and she loves working with him, she is comfortable around him and says that he is fun to train with.
Boxing Fit Boss
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