In martial arts classes, learn physical and mental discipline, develop concentration, and practice the YMCA's core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility.

Martial arts contributes to increased physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, discipline, and spirituality. Students train with others at their own skill level progressing from basic stances, punches, blocks, and kicks to the study of more advanced patterns of movement and defense objectives.

Martial Arts – Minis

YMCA Martial Arts combines elements of a multiple of disciplines in its curriculum and emphasizes both philosophy and education. Preschoolers train in the basic fundamentals of martial arts while practicing self-discipline, focus, balance and strength.

Martial Arts - Minis is offered at:

  • Northshore YMCA
    11811 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011

Intro to Martial Arts

Intro to Martial Arts combines elements of multiple disciplines in its curriculum and emphasizes both philosophy and education. Students train in the basic fundamentals of martial arts while practicing self-discipline, focus, balance and strength. The class is designed to be an introduction to the various formats in a comfortable and fun learning environment.

Intro to Martial Arts is offered at:

  • Auburn Valley YMCA
    1620 Perimeter Rd SW, Auburn, WA 98001

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a Korean Martial Art that uses bare feet and hands. All Tae Kwon Do students learn punches, blocks and self-defense techniques, but kicks are the Tae Kwon Do trademark. Each class is a fun and exciting way to build confidence, strength and discipline through the teachings of this ancient practice.

Tae Kwon Do is offered at:

  • Coal Creek Family YMCA
    13750 Newcastle Golf Club Rd, Newcastle, WA 98059
  • Dale Turner Family YMCA
    19290 Aurora Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133
  • Northshore YMCA
    11811 NE 195th St, Bothell, WA 98011

Tang Soo Do

In this class, students learn the Korean Martial Art of Tang Soo Do. This class centers on self-defense and self-discipline while promoting a healthy lifestyle. Tang Soo Do encourages students to focus on their whole self through endurance and hard work. These classes are a great workout and help increase strength, flexibility, balance, coordination and aerobic capacity.

Tang Soo Do is offered at:

  • West Seattle YMCA
    3622 SW Snoqualmie St, Seattle, WA 98126 

Karate

YMCA Karate emphasizes personal development in a graded series of increasing skill and complexity. It helps build strength, stamina, and physical well-being through the development of technical skills and mental discipline. This program may focus on the disciplines of Seido, Shindo-Jinen-Ryu, Shotokan and Goju Ryu.

Karate is offered at: