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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. Pay one price, and take unlimited classes within your age group. Class prices are the same for Members and Potential Members.

Classes offered (Summer schedule June 24 - Sept 1*):


Tae Kwon Do/Korean Karate- Adults and Families (Ages 6+): Tuesday 6:30-8:15pm, Thursday 6:30-8:15pm, Friday 6:00-8:00pm and Sunday 10:30am-12:30pm in the gymnasium

The American Tae Kwon Do Academy has been providing classes at the YMCA since 1993 and has one of the largest and most successful Chung Do Kwan schools in the USA. In this class you can progress from white belt to black belt in a family environment.

*our regular schedule will resume in the fall
  • Individual Person
  • Two Family Members (1st member)
  • Two Family Members (additional member)
  • Three Family Members (1st member)
  • Three Family Members (additional members)
  • Four or More Immediate Family Members (1st member)
  • Four or More Immediate Family Members (additional members)
  • One Time Pass

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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 to 13 years)
  • 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.