Kishwaukee Family YMCA

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Karate & Martial Arts

The techniques of karate and martial arts have application in self-defense situations and are taught as an art form to help students express their creativity, exercise self-expression, and gain an appreciation for the beauty and history of the martial art movement.  Students develop positive relationships and connections with their peers and instructors as they work together and help each other in perfecting their art form, mastering techniques, and preparing for promotions and presentations.

Session Dates:
Winter 1: January 1-February 24
Winter 2: February 25-April 14
Spring: April 15-June 2

Kid Power (Ages 5-7)

A child-centered class designed to instill confidence in children, empower them to find their voices to advocate for themselves, as well as protect and defend themselves using logic and reasoning first, or karate as a last resort. We use games, skits, and positive-behavior homework, and self-defense skills together to create a fun and important class for your child. Join us!
Session Dates:
Winter 1: January 1-February 24
Winter 2: February 25-April 14
Spring: April 15-June 2
Beginners:
Tuesday 5:45-6:30pm
Member Fee: $38
Program Participant Fee: $72
Advanced:
Tuesday 6:45-7:30pm
Member Fee: $38
Program Participant Fee: $72

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Youth Martial Arts (Ages 8-12)

Participants in the Y’s martial arts program will learn Isshin-ryu Karate and Lung Chi Chuan Fa Kung-fu in a structured and goal centered environment. Students develop self-confidence, personal discipline, pride, respect for themselves and others, and strategies for self-improvement. The practice of these martial arts moves improves strength, flexibility, physical conditioning, concentration, coordination, balance, speed, timing, reflexes, and body control.

Session Dates:
Winter 1: January 1-February 24
Winter 2: February 25-April 14
Spring: April 15-June 2

Beginners – Orange Belts
Thursday 5:40-6:40pm

Member Fee: $40
Program Participant Fee: $76

Green- Black Belts
Thursday 6:45-7:45pm

Member Fee: $40
Program Participant Fee: $76

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