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Martial Arts for Kids

Through Martial Arts, children 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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Hillsborough YMCA

Intro to Martial Arts (Ages 5 years to 10 years)
  • Intro to Martial Arts (Ages 5 years to 10 years)

    Introduces the three Martial Arts activities: basics, forms and sparring. Once basics and forms are learned, controlled sparring will be practiced. Builds strength, coordination and confidence. Classes are 30 minutes long.

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 reach us via webmail for more information.

Give it a try and register for a $20 one-time pass!


Individual Member $164   Register   
2 Family Members (1st member) $285 Register
2 Family Members (2nd member)
3 Family Members (1st member) $408
3 Family Members (addtl. members)
4+ Family Members (1st member) $481
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.

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

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.

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

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.

Tuesday  6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Gymnasium 
Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM Gymnasium
Friday  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Dance Studio
Sunday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM Gymnasium

Somerville YMCA

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.