Developing Spirit, Mind and Body

​​At the YMCA, we have various karate programs designed for the first-time student and beyond. All levels welcome. Levels offered include: 

  • Rookie: designed for the first time student
  • Beginning: for beginner to advanced
  • Novice/Continuing: Orange/Yellow belts
  • Intermediate/Continuing: Purple/Green belts
  • Kobudo: for Orange belts and above

A Typical Class

Class is taught by a professional martial artist and experienced instructors who guide students through each level.

Outcomes & Benefits

  • Improved reflexes
  • Improved coordination
  • Improved concentration
  • Improved balance
  • Increased performance in all physical activities
  • Increased strength and stamina
  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved weight control
  • Increased cardio endurance

Tips & Preparation

  • New to class? Arrive a little early so our instructor can give you some pointers.
  • This class requires you to be physically active and have freedom of movement

Equipment, Attire & What to Bring

  • Come to class dressed and ready to move your body
  • Loose-fitting, functional clothing made of breathable material to allow air flow
  • Proper gym shoes, comfortable fit, good stability
  • Water, towel


  YMCA Martial Arts Karate