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Top 10 karate classes in Chesapeake, VA

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Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

Ryoshin-Kan Karate School

5.0(1)
44+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Hye K. says, "Awesome Karate School. Great for Adults and Kids. Best Martial Arts Classes in Virginia Beach, Virginia." Read more
Norfolk Indoor Sports Training

Norfolk Indoor Sports Training

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Started personal training / QB camps in 2006. Have experience training 8-18 years olds for 14 years. Played Division 1 QB & coached 13 years at Old Dominion as Quarterbacks Coach / Pass Game Coordinator. Earned both undergrad and Masters Degree in Education. Take pride in teaching & doing simple GREAT. Training is ALWAYS positive, while never letting small details go. Sessions are up tempo, high energy, very detailed & organized. Love working with young students / players who aspire to simply get a little better each day. Take pride in my ability to motivate & inspire young people to work, learn, and grow their own skill sets....
Divine Timing Boxing

Divine Timing Boxing

5.0(1)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Dawn M. says, "Great instructor. He worked with my son. He's Patient and has years of boxing knowledge and experience and it shows in his training." Read more
MoDojo Self Defense Center

MoDojo Self Defense Center

5.0(1)
4+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Dana W. says, "Excellent instruction and very patient...I have learned so much. I highly recommend. " Read more
Applied Martial Arts Academy

Applied Martial Arts Academy

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Robert T. says, "they take time to work with you … " Read more
Norfolk Kung Fu

Norfolk Kung Fu

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
We provide Traditional Ving Tsun Kung Fu Lessons and modern boxing and self defense lessons! Ving Tsun is the martial art notoriously made famous by Great Grand Master Yip Man and Bruce Lee. While many kung fu styles are excessively hard or soft Ving Tsun strikes a balance between the two allowing for fluid interception, dispersion, and striking to defeat our opponents.
Brickhousebullysofva

Brickhousebullysofva

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
For one, I’m a retired pro boxer, I coach/train from my garage, enabling my to deal with the the client more on a one on one basis, when I feel that the client is ready to spar, the doors to several gyms in the (757) area is opened to me. I prepare my clients to surprise other boxers they encounter.
Virginia Beach Jiu Jitsu

Virginia Beach Jiu Jitsu

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Established in 2014, Virginia Beach Jiu-Jitsu is a family-oriented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu school located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and serving the surrounding areas. Affiliated with the prestigious Ribeiro Jiu-Jitsu Association, the school provides a professional atmosphere without intimidation. Primary instruction is given by black belt holders. They offer classes for adults and kids six days a week, with additional women's classes for self-defense and jiu-jitsu. No contracts are required and a free one-week trial is offered to all new students.
Jow Ga Kung Fu

Jow Ga Kung Fu

New on Lessons
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Jow Ga Kung Fu, prominently located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, focuses on teaching traditional Chinese martial arts, including Tai Chi & Qigong. They offer an array of programs, including the Chinese lion and dragon dance, suitable for any age or skill level. Aiming to provide a blend of tradition, experience, and practicality, they optimize self-defense and overall health. They work alongside Applied Wing Chun Virginia Beach, to further enhance self-defense techniques and build character and confidence, and Hoy Lee Supply, the local martial arts supply store.
Master Hill's Red Dragon Martial Arts

Master Hill's Red Dragon Martial Arts

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Chesapeake, VA
Master Hill's Red Dragon Martial Arts, established in 2013, is a prominent martial arts and fitness center located in Chesapeake, Virginia, and its surroundings. The school offers martial arts instruction for ages 5 and up, with a focus on education through martial arts recreation. In addition to traditional martial arts, the center provides physical fitness classes, kickboxing, and specialized self-defense classes for women. Grand Master Hill, with his deep-rooted passion for martial arts, welcomes students of all belt levels to share his passion and expertise.

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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