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|
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Karate Classes in Illinois
|Tohkon Judo Academy||4427 N. Clark St||Chicago||(773) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Japanese Culture Center||1016 W Belmont Ave||Chicago||(773) email@example.com|
|Academy Of Okinawan Karate Inc||949 W. Jackson Plaza||Morton||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|SUDA INTERNATIONAL, LLP.||117 Republic Avenue||Joliet||(815) email@example.com|
|Shotokan Karate||611 S. University Avenue||Carbondale||(618) 561-1111||PrestonBarrett5thDan@gmail.com|
|Success Now Martial Arts||419 W. 55th Street||Countryside||(708) 352-5323|
|Hong Bros Martial Arts||308 East Fifth Street||O'Fallon||(618) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Martial Arts Oswego||1061 Station Dr||Oswego||(630) email@example.com|
|Yi's Martial Arts Karate and Fitness Academy||18 E Ferguson Ave||Wood River||(618) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Focus Martial Arts and Fitness, Inc.||9342 Virginia Rd||Lake In The Hills||(847) 458-0938||ContactFocusMA@gmail.com|
|METAMORA MARTIAL ARTS||205 E Partridge St||Metamora||(305) email@example.com|
|Tarpeins Dojo||2004 16th ST 61265||Moline||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Springfield Karate & Fitness Center||761 South Durkin Drive||Springfield||(217) email@example.com|
|Smith Institute of Martial Arts||151 E. Decatur Street||Decatur||(217) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Buffalo Grove Martial Arts||700 Armstrong Drive||Buffalo Grove||(847) 215-8333|
|Bujinkan Bushigokoro Dojo||1575 West Lake Shore Drive||Woodstock||(847) email@example.com|
|True Balance Karate Institute||406 Ogden Ave||Downers Grove||(630) 663-2000|
|Jai Johnson's Karate Center||3112 Avenue of the Cities||Moline||(309) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leaders For Life Martial Arts||2413 Village Green Place||Champaign||(217) email@example.com|
|Enso Martial Arts||412 S. Wells Street, 7th Floor||Chicago||(312) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Fonseca Martial Arts||823 1/2 Chicago Ave||Evanston||(847) email@example.com|
|CHICAGO KITOH SHOTOKAN||6047 N. Rockwell St||Chicago||(847) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|ATA Black Belt Academy||440 N. Walnut Street||Danville||(217) 442-2282|
|Progressive Kenpo Karate and Cardio Kickboxing||1824 Stevenson Drive||Springfield||(217) email@example.com|
|Okinawan School of Karate||208 E Main St||Hoopeston||(217) 772-1962||MikeWebb@KarateBenefits.com|
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