The 5 Best Karate WordPress Themes for 2020

Ben Sibley

“These themes are hand-picked for their outstanding design quality, features, and customer reviews.”

Every business needs a website.

Don’t settle for a simple informational website. Your web presence can do so much more!

With the right design and features, your website can become the strongest new student acquisition tool you have. Promote your class schedules, upcoming events, and even accept payments directly from your website using these karate WordPress themes.

You may also find a good theme for your site in our martial arts themes and fitness WordPress themes collection.

Karate WordPress themes

Only themes that are responsive and look great on mobile have been featured here. In addition, these themes have been recently released or updated within the last few months.

Here are my top picks for best karate WordPress themes for 2020.
  • 1. Tiger Claw by ThemeREX (Themeforest)

    Tiger Claw

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    Theme Description

    Tiger Claw has a really clean style that is both bold and modern. With strong, sans-serif fonts, Tiger Claw makes all of the titles easy to read and striking. Add in the great use of color throughout the template and this theme has a premium style that will elevate your brand.

    Check out the demo homepage to see all the different page elements that come with Tiger Claw. There are sections for newest posts, class timetables, student testimonials, pricing tables, and upcoming events just to name a few. These page elements can be customized and used on any page thanks to the bundled Visual Composer plugin.

    Tiger Claw also includes the Slider Revolution plugin which allows you to make your own custom sliders. You get an immense amount of control over the slider even including custom animations for each element. It also has compatibility with lots of other popular and powerful plugins like WooCommerce and The Events Calendar.

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  • 2. Youko by MWTemplates (Themeforest)


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    Theme Description

    Youko is a recently released theme for karate schools, self-defense courses, and tai chi classes. It has a dark aesthetic that stands out from the typical white-background websites you’ll find browsing the available themes.

    For page building functionality, Youko works with Unyson which is a free plugin including template creation and many other popular features. It also has three pre-designed color schemes, hundreds of fonts to choose from, and social media icons.

    Youko also includes WooCommerce integration which you can use to open a store on your website. The design is quite stylish and includes compatibility with all of WooCommerce’s built-in features. If you have a lot of scheduled events, you’ll love the events calendar display in Youko. Use it to promote belt ceremonies and other events held at your dojo.

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  • 3. Samurai by Axiom Themes (Themeforest)


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    Theme Description

    Samurai is a professionally designed WordPress theme for wrestling, boxing, taekwondo, kung fu, and mixed martial arts organizations. It has a high-contrast design that looks great on all devices.

    Like many themes, Samurai is powered by a page builder. You can browse the homepage to get a feel for all of the various content sections available in this theme. It also has many shortcodes which you can preview in the demo as well. The shortcodes allow you to add beautiful dynamic page elements like charts, countdowns, and pricing tables that are custom designed to match the theme.

    The developers at Axiom themes were careful to make this theme work well for the target audience. In addition to the pricing tables and call-to-action sections, Samurai also full calendar tool. You can add a calendar-like display with the schedule showing exactly when each of your classes are and visitors can click any class to learn more about it. The schedule can be a great tool for getting more visitors to signup for their first class.

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  • 4. Fight House by TemplateMonster

    Fight House

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    Theme Description

    Fight House is a simple and clean WordPress theme for karate and martial arts websites. Use it for a dojo, gym, or any other type of martial arts organization.

    This premium theme is compatible with the free Elementor plugin (learn how to use Elementor) which is used to build custom pages using a drag-and-drop system. Using the page builder, you can start with a blank page and add any page components you want to build a brand new template. You can also save and reuse any templates you design on more pages.

    Fight House was built with a “mobile first” design philosophy which has lead to an excellent style on smartphones and tablets. It’s also compatible with the Ecwid eCommerce solution for selling products on your site. Another cool benefit of this theme is that all of the images you see in the demo site come bundled with the theme. If you don’t have a lot of high-quality photos of your establishment, this can help you get started without paying for an expensive photographer.

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  • 5. Gym & Fit by Vamtam (Themeforest)

    Gym Fit

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    Theme Description

    Gym & Fit wasn’t designed exactly for karate schools but it is made to work well for all sorts of fitness centers and athletic organizations. If you check out a few of the demo sites, you’ll see just how adaptable this theme is. You could easily create a gym website with it or a site for a karate school.

    The screenshot above showcases a dark background style, but you can just as easily use a light background with Gym & Fit. This theme doesn’t share the minimalist aesthetic that a lot of other themes too. Instead, it opts for smaller fonts and fitting more elements on screen at once. This may or may not appeal to your design sense, so check it out for yourself and see what you think!

    Gym & Fit includes all of the most important features you’ll need: eCommerce, event calendars, and class schedules. Much of this functionality is thanks to its integration with other plugins rather than the features being coded into the theme itself. Overall, Gym & Fit is a nice looking theme and is extremely adaptable and customizable.

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Which karate theme is best for you?

Tiger Claw has plenty of customization options and gets the top recommendation because of its exceptional design quality. Samurai has a similar style and quality which earns it a close second.

The Fight House theme is an all-around strong choice for a karate website. If you want something darker, opt for Youko.

Lastly, Gym & Fit isn’t made specifically for karate schools or dojos, but it may be the most customizable theme here. It will be a great choice if you value customizability over default aesthetics.

Ben Sibley
Ben Sibley is a WordPress theme designer & developer, and founder of Compete Themes.

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