Martial arts programs at the Y teach confidence, discipline, and character. Kids can learn the techniques needed for self-protection and gain more insights into their own strengths and capabilities. Above all, martial arts will keep your kids active and having fun.
Benton Harbor-St. Joseph Branch
Little Dragons Beginner: Students will learn the basics of karate while developing large and fine motor skills, confidence, respect, and self-control. Please wear loose clothing. For ages 7-11.
Little Dragons Advanced: This is the continuation of your child's martial arts journey. Students will learn advanced techniques while keeping core values in mind. Please wear loose clothing. For ages 7-11.
|Little Dragons Beginner||Thursday 6:15-7:15 PM||Summer (5 weeks)
|Little Dragons Advanced||Thursday 7:15-8:15 PM||Summer (5 weeks)
Beginner: For men and women alike, ages 12 and up, this course teaches the fundamentals of Isshinryu Karate. Students learn the basic techniques (blocks, punches, kicks, and stances) as they begin their journey in the martial arts. Students are also taught practical, easy-to-use self-defense techniques to help keep them safe. Please wear loose-fitting clothing. For ages 12 and older.
Advanced: For those students who have completed the Isshinryu Karate for Adult Beginners class, this is the continuation of their martial arts journey. Students will add to their basic skills of Karate learning more advanced techniques, forms, and controlled sparring. Students are also taught more advanced self-defense techniques. Please wear loose-fitting clothing. For ages 12 and older.
|Beginner||Tuesday 7:15-9:15 PM||Summer (5 weeks)
|Advanced||Tuesdays 6:15-9:15 PM||Summer (5 weeks)
All Levels: This child-focused class emphasizes discipline, self-control, confidence, and respect. Please wear loose clothing. For ages 5+. There is an $80 for uniforms and equipment. A $25 annual program fee is required to register at the non-member rate.
|All Levels||Saturday 11:15 AM-12:00 PM (White)
Saturday 12:00-12:45 PM (Orange)
Saturday 1:00-1:45 PM (Yellow/Camo)
|Summer (5 weeks)