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Top 10 karate classes in Houston, TX

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Ricky Jackson-ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING (9X Trainer Of The Year

Ricky Jackson-ELITE PERSONAL TRAINING (9X Trainer Of The Year

9 hires on Lessons
23+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Kimberly K. says, "Kimberly Kennedy Flight Attendant "Before I began training with Ricky, I wasn't considered overweight. I had been working out most of my adult life, so I was fairly fit, but I couldn't say I was pleased with my body. I can't remember a time when I didn't believe I could stand to lose 5 or 10 more pounds. Most women between the age of 18-65 share that common theme. It appears to be permanently etched in our minds. I'm sure there are a lot of women who were like me, from size 2 thru 22 and beyond, who wished they could find a great pair of jeans that didn't include the proverbial "MUFFIN TOP." And though I read the same articles in over 15 different magazines in the last 15 years I still couldn't seem to "flatten my abs in two weeks", "lift my butt in 5 minutes a day" or get "lean thighs with 10 NEW moves" ( I dare you to look at a magazine cover right now). I tried diets, ab machines, and I even tried to get a "Smokin' Hot Body" in 90 days. Unfortunately none of those methods really worked or had any long term effect. I was left feeling defeated and unsatisfied. I needed something different. I remember, of all days, it was Thanksgiving, and a friend of mine who is very fit and looks like a model on a magazine cover, recommended I work out with Ricky. I was mildly skeptical. I wasn't really sure how working out with a trainer was going to be any different than everything else I tried, but since nothing else bought me the success I craved, I gave it a shot. WOW! I was blown away! Ricky was able to show me all the things I needed to do to get the lasting results of my dreams. Yes, I had to work at it but believe me, MEASURABLE CHANGE is a great motivator. It's even a lot of fun, especially when I try on jeans. No more "MUFFIN TOP"! The diet and fitness industry rakes in billions of dollars a year by playing on peoples emotions. They want you to believe that this NEW and IMPROVED way of working out is the one size fits all answer. Ricky taught me a realistic approach to health and fitness and he showed me what works. If you're a world class athlete looking for an edge, a parent, if you travel on business, if you if you are sick and tired of wasting time on the new fitness"FLAVOR OF THE MONTH" craze, or even if you have never worked out before, let Ricky show you how to reach your potential and meet your goals. He is well versed in the psychology and physiology of the body. He knows what it takes to STRENGTHEN, SHAPE and FUEL your body and he teaches you how it all works in harmony, one with the other. Of all of his many qualities Ricky has the UNPARALLELED ability to evaluate each client to specifically design a program that works to help you achieve YOUR individual goals. Ricky showed me how to incorporate fitness into my life. I no longer worry that I should lose 5 or 10 more pounds. I feel strong, confident, beautiful and pleased with my body. I think he's the BEST!" " Read more
Trea Drake

Trea Drake

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
I am a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga from Krav Maga Worldwide. I train Youth clients as young as 5, and advanced adult classes at Krav Maga Houston (Kirby location). I believe self-defense is an essential life skill and am passionate about the opportunity to help others acquire such an important skill.
Gloves Up Boxing

Gloves Up Boxing

3 hires on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Alana says, "super personable and meets me at my level first. I like that." Read more
Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)

Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)

7+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
Jssica F. says, "Parker is an awesome instructor! He’s very patient and always explains everything in a fun way so everyone understands it. I love his classes!!" Read more
Termite Watkins

Termite Watkins

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Houston, TX
I started boxing when I was 10 yrs old. At 16 I made one of the US Olympic Teams. I was also one of the first to win Golden Glove Nationals at 16. As an amateur my record was 128 wins and 10 loses. As a professional my record was 69 wins 42 by knockout, 5 loses, and 2 draws. I fought for the world championship in 1980. I’ve trained amateurs, professions, and coached an Olympic team. I would love to speak by phone to any potential customers. Thank you!
Krav Maga Houston

Krav Maga Houston

New on Lessons
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Houston, TX
I have been training in Krav Maga since 2006, which is a true Mixed Martial Art developed by the Israeli’s that not only incorporates elements of boxing, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, and wrestling but it also addresses modern day that tests in a unique way.

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 Houston karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Houston area.
Alejandro R.
Great experience
Gloves Up Boxing
T R.
Parker is a very passionate instructor and cares greatly for the rules of Krav Maga and the learning, performance and confidence level of his students. If willing to work hard, you will learn and develop a lot of skills and confidence working with him.
Level 6 Krav Maga (adults) / Young Warriors (kids)
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