How Much Does Karate Cost? | Easily Explained

If you're interested in training Karate, one of the important factors that you need to weigh is if you can afford the cost.

In this page we will explain how much Karate classes cost, and what fees you can expect.

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How Much Are Karate Classes?

The cost of Karate training varies depending on what part of the United States you are, and if you are in a major city, but you can expect pricing to be in the $100-$250 range.

The number of times you are allowed to practice per week, as well as how many martial arts you want to practice will be a factor in the price.

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Factors Included in Pricing

The main factors that can make your monthly pricing more expensive are:

  • How Many Times Per Week Are You Training?
  • Training Gear
  • Family Plan
  • Is it a Well-Known Gym

Typically gyms will offer a minimum of 2 times per week for a certain price, but the price will increase if you'd like to train every day.

Additionally, many gyms will offer discounts for families that enroll their kids into the children's program.

Training Gear Prices

It's important to know and prepare for additional costs for training gear.

Just like any other sport and martial art, there is equipment required to safely train.


Some of the training equipment costs to prepare for include:

  • Uniform
  • Sparring Gear (Headgear, gloves, shin guards, feet gear, chest protector, mouthguard)
  • Nunchucks - Some schools have different cycles of types of 'weapons' that they train

Types of Passes

There is normally only two types of passes:

  • Daily Pass
  • Monthly Pass

A Daily Pass is perfect for those who are traveling, or would like to try out the gym before committing to a full month.

A Daily Pass usually ranges from $15-20 for the day, which entices guests to sign up for a full month due to the higher upfront cost.

Fees That Some Gyms Include

Most gyms do a month-to-month basis with all of their students, and you can simply contact the gym in order to cancel your membership.

However there are also gyms that have initiation fees, just to begin training, and some that also offer contracts.


The contracts typically are at an overall lower cost than it would be if you paid monthly, but you'd be responsible for fulfilling the duration of the contract.

If you know a certain gym is the one that you want to go to for a year, contracts can save you a lot of money.

On the other-hand, if you're unsure that you can commit to that period of time, it may be worth it to stick with the month to month basis.

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