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 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.
Winter 1: January 8-February 25
Winter 2: February 26-April 15
Spring: April 16-June 3
Kid Power (Ages 5-7)
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. Practice of these martial arts improves strength, flexibility, physical conditioning, concentration, coordination, balance, speed, timing, reflexes, and body control.