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.

In-Person Programs Temporarily Suspended

At this time, all in-person martial arts programs are temporarily suspend in accordance with the Governor of Washington's Safe Start guidelines.

Learn more about programming updates and new safety protocols by visiting ourour Welcome Back guide.

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.

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. This program is offered for all ages. 

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.

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.

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.