Martial arts are ancient methods of training your mind,martial arts body and spirit to act as one. Martial arts practitioners strive for harmony, but also learn effective self-defense techniques. Students will be empowered to gain a greater sence of self respect, self discipline and confidence.

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A method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons, by striking sensitive ares on the attacker's body with the hands, elbows, knees or feet. Karate classes are taught by instructiors from Fonseca Martial Arts.

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Self Defense (Formerly Jiu Jitsu)

A method developed in Japan of defending oneself without the use of weapons by using the strength and weight of an adversary to disable him. North Suburban YMCA offers Tori Ryu style of Jiu Jitsu, which emphasizes holds, sweeps and throws.

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Tae Kwon Do

A Korean martial art, that utilizes kicks, strikes, punches, blocking and is especially known for its powerful leaping kicks. Learning patterns, sparring with partners and breaking boards are part of this class curriculum.

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*Program offerings may vary from season to season. See our current program guide for further information and details