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Martial Arts for Families

Through Martial Arts, your children will learn to set and achieve goals, be respectful in their interactions with adults, and grow in self-confidence through self-defense. Adults will benefit by being challenged by experienced upper degree black belts, and as they spar against multiple opponents. Children, must be accompanied by participating adult in family classes.

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Somerset Hills YMCA

Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate (Ages 4 and above)

Come enjoy “Family Exercise with a Purpose." Somerset Hills YMCA partners with the American Tae Kwon Do Academy (ATKDA) to offer classes in self-defense that foster goal setting, teamwork and caring for others. Please email for more information.

Individual Member $159     Register
2 Family Members (1st member) $278 Register      
2 Family Members (2nd member)
3 Family Members (1st member) $396
3 Family Members (addtl. members)
4+ Family Members (1st member) $468
4+ Family Members (addtl. members)     

"Tot" Kwon Do (Ages 4 years to 6 years)

This non-contact method of Korean Karate is fun, safe and effective.

Miranda Coppola, 3rd Degree Black Belt and certified preschool teacher, works with kids (ages 4 years to 6 years) to further their hand-eye coordination, attention span and motor skills. The class emphasizes basic memorization of physical movements and teaches non-violent behavior. Kids receive positive reinforcement and progress through the various “stripes” of white belt.

Tuesday 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Dance Studio
Sunday 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Group Ex 2

Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate for Kids (Ages 6 years to 13 years)

This popular class stresses positive reinforcement and offers the challenge of progressing through the ranks of white to black belt.

Tuesday 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM
Dance Studio
Thursday 4:45 PM - 6:15 PM

Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate (Ages 6 years and above)

In this class you can progress from white belt to black belt in a family environment.

Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Gymnasium
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Gymnasium
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dance Studio
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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Aikido (Ages 13 years and above)
  • Aikido (Ages 13 years and above)

    This form of martial arts teaches techniques that help you to better control and redirect physical confrontation rather than blocking it. Increases stamina, flexibility and muscle development.

    Classes are 1 hour 25 minutes long.

Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4 years and above)
  • Introduction to Tae Kwon Do (Ages 4 years to 6 years)
    Children are introduced to basic martial arts etiquette, terms and stances while emphasizing discipline, respect, listening skills and courtesy.

    Classes are 45 minutes long.

  • Tae Kwon Do (Ages 6 years to 13 years)
    This class places an emphasis on positive reinforcement and empowers kids to progress through the ranks from White to Black Belt. Additional uniform and belt testing fees apply.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.

  • Advanced Tae Kwon Do (Ages 15 years and above)
    This class focuses on the advanced core skills of Tae Kwon Do. Empowers kids to progress from the ranks of Green to Black Belt.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.