Karate Classes in California

Karate is mostly an art of striking, although it can be useful for self-defense situations. There are a variety of punches, kicks, knees, elbows and open-hand techniques. There is quite a bit of diversity among karate schools, so some schools may also teach grappling and joint locks.

The schools can generally be split into 3 categories: traditional, modern and sport. Traditional schools focus more on self-development, modern on psychological factors, and sport on exercise and competing. Drilling, forms and sparring are all important parts of training in every school. With strong ties to philosophy, Karate teaches students to be courteous and to have a clear conscience.

Our goal here at NinjaPHD.com is to give you a complete list of the Karate training centers near you so that you can choose the one perfectly fits your needs.  If you are have any questions at all, or are having trouble locating a quality facility close to where you live, please don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help assist you.

Top Online Karate Programs

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Complete Shotokan Karate – full white to black belt series (8 DVDs) Amazon What impressed me most was the method of delivery with which Sensei Jon Hodge so casually teaches by
Get My Black Belt: by Wado Ryu Karate - 6 DVD Home Study Course Amazon If you wish to practice any style of Japanese Karate this series will help with the exceptions of Goju and Uechi ryu
Karate For Kids Amazon My 9 year-old son just loves this video. There are three levels which include stretches, instruction and practice.


Karate Classes in California

GFC Fitness 601 S. Brand Blvd Glendale (818) 243-2338
Lakewood Budo Kai 4520 23rd Street Long Beach (562) 333-8721
United Studios of Self Defense 1005 Alameda De Las Pulgas Belmont (650) 591-8891
United Studios of Self Defense 2424 Lombard Street, Marina District San Francisco (415) 771-5186
SMASH GYMS 1239 Reamwood Ave Sunnyvale (408) 744-6334
BUTOKUDEN Martial Arts Center 1581 Browning (Same building as E-BOGU.COM, Inc.) Irvine (949) 756-8880
T.O./ WESTLAKE Karate Studio 5740 Corsa Ave. Unit 104 Westlake Village (818) 889-3333
AK Martial Arts & Fitness 6120 Innovation Way Carlsbad (760) 828-7165
Sanford's Traditional Martial Arts 4626 Soquel Drive Soquel (831) 475-9676
Aliso Viejo Martial Arts 4 Journey Aliso Viejo (949) 425-0500
Camarillo Shotokan Karate Do Center 1330 Flynn Road, Suite A Camarillo (805) 482-0307
Orange Karate Center 1208 N Tustin Orange (714) 538-7620
Bushikan Budo Kyokai 1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #D San Marcos (760) 744-5560
Red Dragon Karate 901 W Foothill Blvd # C Upland (909) 946-2667
United Studios of Self Defense - Cypress, CA 6903 Katella Ave Cypress (714) 761-1330
SAMA Academy of Martial Arts 2720 Pinole Valley Road Pinole (510) 758-2007
Villari's Martial Arts 3601 Ocean View Blvd Glendale (818) 957-7544
Rayford Sharin-Ryu Karate & Kobudo Homepage 100 W. Main St Merced 209-658-6955
Shihan Demura - Hombu Dojo 1429 N Bristiol Santa Ana (714) 543-5550
Shorinkan San Diego KKIA 1205 N Melrose Dr Suit A Vista (760) 815-1254
CALIFORNIA MARTIAL ARTS INSTITUTE 276 East Napa - Room 213 Sonoma (707)938-9478
Song Yi Karate & Fitness Center 6904 S. Atlantic Avenue Bell (323) 771-0911
Kaizen Martial Arts & Fitness 135 E Chestnut Ave Unit 12 Monrovia (626) 301-9212
The Karate School 317 W. D Street Lemoore 559-924-5425
Dragon Star Karate 3992 Foothills Blvd STE 180 Roseville (916) 787-5425

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