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 Iowa
|RK GYM||4421 112th Street||Urbandale||(515) email@example.com|
|WHITE TIGER MARTIAL ARTS||208 38th St||Sioux||(712) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Sanders ATA Martial Arts||1751 Madison Avenue||Council Bluffs||(877) email@example.com|
|ATA MARTIAL ARTS||2751 University Ave||Waterloo||(319) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dubuque Martial Arts Group||3430 Dodge St.||Dubuque||(563) 588-1012|
|Okinawa Goju-Ryu||1600 High St||Council Bluffs||(712) 322-1510|
|Barongan Kempo||1111 East Army Post Road||Des Moines||(515) email@example.com|
|SHORIN RYU||424 FIELD HOUSE||Iowa||(319) 354-0386||IowaCityKarate@gmail.com|
|United Karate Studio||2126 Plank Rd||Keokuk||(319) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|McMahon's Karate Dojo||401 N. 5th Street||Burlington||(319) 537-2112|
|ATA Martial Arts||1121 6th Street||Nevada||(515) 290-0275||LARAMY@netins.net|
|Traditional Karate Academy||4105 East 38th Street||Des Moines||(515) 343-7746|
|IOWA SYSTEMA||231 Main Street||Ames||(515) email@example.com|
|Dojos Family Martial Arts||2401 SE Tones Dr. Suite 1||Ankeny||(515) 963-9989|
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