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The West Suburban YMCA's Karate/Martial Arts programs for youth, teens and adults, are led by World and multi-time National Championship staff. The classes teach the fundamentals of martial arts and follow a belt advancement track.  Improve flexibility, awareness, concentration, and self-confidence while you learn self-defense.

The purchasing of uniforms and belt tests are highly recommended for advancement in these programs. These are additional an additional cost. For more information on how to purchase those, please reach out to Joshua Downes: joshuad@wsymca.org.

Summer Programs

Keep the whole family active this summer!

Member Registration: May 28

Non-Member Registration: June 3

Session Dates: June 17-August 27
(Session dates vary by program)

Karate Ages 4-6

Karate Ages 7-12

Karate Adult/Teen


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Joshua Downes

Director of Association Athletics