Karate

The Karate program at the Y not only teaches about the mechanics, focus, and attention needed in the martial arts, but also about the virtues of integrity, integration, and fidelity. Through Karate, young people develop a sense of confidence and self-reliance; they come to understand who they are and what potential they have. These are the principles of Karate, and it fits perfectly with the principles of the YMCA.

YMCA East Hampton RECenter

KARATE I A BEGINNERS

This class will introduce younger children to Shotokan karate in a positive and safe environment. Your child will be taught kata, stances, and kihon (basic blocks and punches). Ages 4-5

KARATE I B BEGINNERS 2

The beginner class teaches katas, kihon (basic blocks and punches), stances, and controlled sparring drills. Classes are designed for new students and lower ranking belts to establish a strong foundation in Shotokan karate. Ages 6-8

KARATE II A BEG/INT

Through traditional karate training, students gain self-discipline, confidence, flexibility, strength and increased focus and coordination. Ages 5-7

KARATE II B BEG/ ADV

Students experience physical conditioning with an emphasis on reflex development, timing, eye-hand coordination, balance and a sense of well- being. Ages 7 & up​

YMCA at Glen Cove

KARATE

(1st grade – Jr. High School)
Traditional Shotokan Karate methods with modern, self defense techniques for youth and teens. Builds self-confidence, respect, discipline and a strong mind and body. (45mins)