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Programs_TEEN_Tae Kwon Do

Martial Arts for Teens

Through Martial Arts, teenagers learn to set and achieve goals, to be respectful in their interactions with adults, and to grow in self-confidence. These self-defense classes also foster teamwork and caring for others, while building muscle and strength, coordination, balance, agility and flexibility.

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Somerset Hills YMCA

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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
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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
Pre-College Safety Program (High School Seniors)

Going away to college for the first time can be overwhelming for both parents and students, and personal safety issues are top on the list. This pre-college program, offered by the American Tae Kwon Do Academy (ATKDA) and Somerset Hills YMCA, is designed to give high school seniors an understanding of the safety risks associated with college life.  Students will learn basic prevention strategies for avoiding crimes of opportunity and self-defense techniques, including verbal and non-verbal strategies, to stay safe.

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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 15 years and above)
  • Adult Tae Kwon Do
    A Korean martial art that combines combat techniques, self-defense, sport, exercise, and in some cases, meditation and philosophy.

    Classes are 60 minutes long.