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
|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) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|United Studios of Self Defense||1005 Alameda De Las Pulgas||Belmont||(650) email@example.com|
|United Studios of Self Defense||2424 Lombard Street, Marina District||San Francisco||(415) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SMASH GYMS||1239 Reamwood Ave||Sunnyvale||(408) email@example.com|
|BUTOKUDEN Martial Arts Center||1581 Browning (Same building as E-BOGU.COM, Inc.)||Irvine||(949) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|T.O./ WESTLAKE Karate Studio||5740 Corsa Ave. Unit 104||Westlake Village||(818) email@example.com|
|AK Martial Arts & Fitness||6120 Innovation Way||Carlsbad||(760) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sanford's Traditional Martial Arts||4626 Soquel Drive||Soquel||(831) 475-9676|
|Aliso Viejo Martial Arts||4 Journey||Aliso Viejo||(949) email@example.com|
|Camarillo Shotokan Karate Do Center||1330 Flynn Road, Suite A||Camarillo||(805) 482-0307||SenseiShawn@gmail.com|
|Orange Karate Center||1208 N Tustin||Orange||(714) 538-7620||SenseiJohnDavis@orangekarate.com|
|Bushikan Budo Kyokai||1945 S. Rancho Santa Fe Rd. #D||San Marcos||(760) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Red Dragon Karate||901 W Foothill Blvd # C||Upland||(909) email@example.com|
|United Studios of Self Defense - Cypress, CA||6903 Katella Ave||Cypress||(714) 761-1330||CypressUSSD@gmail.com|
|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) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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) email@example.com|
|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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