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Top 10 karate classes in Vancouver, WA

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Defend

Defend

5.0(2)
27+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
Maria H. says, "A Shining Star: Our Review of Mr. Kenneth at Friends Family Martial Arts From the moment our children stepped into Friends Family Martial Arts, Mr. Kenneth has been an absolute gem. Their journey began with zero experience in any discipline, and we were initially apprehensive about how they would adapt. Thankfully, those worries quickly dissipated thanks to Mr. Kenneth's exceptional guidance. His professionalism shines through in every interaction. He creates a structured and focused learning environment, while simultaneously fostering a sense of camaraderie and fun. This balance has been instrumental in motivating our children and keeping them engaged. But Mr. Kenneth's influence extends far beyond physical skills. He instills in his students valuable life lessons like discipline, respect, and perseverance. We've witnessed a remarkable growth in our children's moral compass, and we firmly believe that Mr. Kenneth's positive reinforcement plays a significant role in this development. The confidence Mr. Kenneth has nurtured in our children is truly remarkable. They approach challenges with a newfound determination, and their self-belief continues to soar. This newfound confidence extends beyond the dojo, radiating into their academics and everyday interactions. If you're looking for an instructor who combines professionalism with genuine care, then Mr. Kenneth is the shining star you've been searching for. His dedication to his students' physical and moral development is truly unmatched. We wholeheartedly recommend Friends Family Martial Arts and, especially, the incredible Mr. Kenneth!" Read more
Kicks N'  Sticks Dojo LLC

Kicks N' Sticks Dojo LLC

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
Traditional Instructions on Filipino Karate and Korean Karate, focus on self-defense, focus on mental, emotional and physical capacity. I am an experience Instructor since 2004 and have been learning martial arts on Filipino System since I was 13 years of age back home in the Philippines, practitioner of Korean Tae Kwon Do since 1997 till present, competed local, nationals, state games and U.S Opens in both Art. Have my own personal instructions since 2008, have instructed and held seminars at Bally's TMA, Blackbelt leadership Academy. Making a difference to the community, while sharing my culture as the same time....
Samsara Self Defense

Samsara Self Defense

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
We provide friendly real world self defense instruction. Proven concepts that will make you feel confident should the unfortunate need arise where you must defend yourself. I have been a martial artist for over 30 years, and have a 3rd degree black belt in Dragon Kenpo, and I taught group classes for a 12 years.
Eternal Arts Kung Fu

Eternal Arts Kung Fu

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
Richard G. says, "Their scope of knowledge." Read more
NW Rising Sun Taekwondo Academy

NW Rising Sun Taekwondo Academy

5.0(1)
10+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
Master O. says, " What a great place to learn Taekwondo. My kids love the instructors! Very patient and kind." Read more
Wing Chun + Karate.

Wing Chun + Karate.

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
My martial arts career start back in my land country Cuba in 1980,I was 6 years old and my mother Mercedes Rey Rivero judoka gold medal was my first sensei,shortly after she introduce me to her sensei at the Ciudad Deportiva in Cuba to receive classes at the junior team at that time also I was attending classes at ICAI Karate Dojo in The Vedado Ciudad Habana Cuba,do to hard effort and persistence I got able to achieve black belt 3dan in Joshimon Karate-do(17 years old)as well attending to Kumite competitions at Caracas Dojo in Ciudad Habana Cuba ,same place where my late father Juan Carrillo Pino black belt 5dan in Joshinmon Karate-do & black...
Regroove Fitness

Regroove Fitness

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
CERTIFIED PRO - Jeet Kune Do Certified - Wing Chun Kung Fu Certified - NASM Certified Personal Trainer Are you becoming concerned about the rising crime in Portland? Contact me and let's talk about how training can improve your health and bring the confidence you need to survive an attack. Try a session with me, and if you are unsatisfied with the results I will refund your money. I have over two and half decades of study in Southern Shaolin Kung Fu and many years in other various arts such as Krav Maga, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and MMA. I'm certified in two well-known kung fu styles that have influenced many mainstream martial art systems. M...
Thequarterbag

Thequarterbag

New on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
I offer a unique style to learn from, been shooting over 8 yrs now and have grown into fine artist... I appreciate the details and above beauty of things... The lessons that get taught.. building minds
Curts Ultimate Fitness And Fighting Arts

Curts Ultimate Fitness And Fighting Arts

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Vancouver, WA
Curt’s Ultimate provides a comfortable environment where you can exercise, train and reach your goals. We have a wide range of personal training services and classes that are custom tailored to your needs, experience level and desired results. Contact us for more information about personal training, classes and scheduling. Teaching
One Taekwondo Academy - West Linn

One Taekwondo Academy - West Linn

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Vancouver, WA
We teach taekwondo to kids and adults. Teaching life skills to our future leaders ONE BLACK BELT AT A TIME!

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 Vancouver karate classes

Recent success stories from people in the Vancouver area.
L D.
The instructor is patient and kind and is willing to go over instructions in different ways to insure all his students understand. He is competent and knowledgeable. My kids enjoy going to class early to warm up and get extra guidance on how to perfect their forms. The classes are never the same, as there are a variety of skills being taught, from self defense to forms to stick fighting to how to fall safely, etc. The instructor also teaches his students to not start fights, be good citizens, etc. I highly recommend Master Ken and his classes.
Defend
Gary C.
Amazing depth of skill and knowledge
Eternal Arts Kung Fu
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