Strengthen Your Body and Mind Through Martial Arts

We are proud to offer many high-quality martial art programs to both members and non-members alike.

Our instructors are among the best in their respective martial art, providing an encouraging, non-intimidating, and family-friendly environment for students of all ages. Here they can strengthen their bodies and learn the value of hard work, discipline, honor, integrity and respect.

With a multitude of martial art styles, you can select the discipline that fits you or your family best!

  • The quick and powerful discipline of Taekwondo can help develop self-control while improving the cardiovascular system.
  • The ancient Brazillian art of Capoeira focuses on grace and acrobatics while adding an element of play.
  • The grappling of Jiu-Jitsu offers a more aggressively physical martial art that relies on strength, leverage, and momentum.

No matter what style you’re looking for, we can help you find the program that’s right for you. We also offer martial art programs for children and adults of all ages, so your child can build confidence and self-respect while you focus on improving your strength and flexibility!

Check out our program finder for a listing of all our sessions, or contact your home branch to speak with a program specialist today.

We incorporate martial arts elements into our group fitness classess, such as Tai Chi, BODYCOMBAT LES MILL GRIT and more, at a variety of YMCA locations. View all group fitness classes here.


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Martial arts classes are available for families (ages 7 and up), mixed age groups (ages 13 and up) and age-specific classes. Check with your local YMCA for equipment use and availability. Get ready to kick it together and learn taekwondo, judo, jiujitsu and more!Boxing with Tikal at Copley-Price Family YMCA

  • Joe and Mary Mottino Family YMCAView sessions
      • Karate | Ages 3-5 | Wednesdays, 4:00pm
      • Karate | Ages 5-10 | Wednesdays, 4:45pm
    • Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA 
      • Martial Arts | Ages 4+ | Private lessons
        • Contact our Welcome Center (760) 942-9622.
    • Rancho Family YMCA 
      • Family Martial Arts | Ages 7+ | Saturday, 11:15am
        • Register at the Welcome Center
      • Martial Arts | Ages 13+ | Mondays, 6:00pm
      • For more information on all classes, contact our Welcome Center (858) 484-8788.

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