The Hunterdon County YMCA continues its tradition of instruction in the style of American Isshinryu karate under Martial Arts Coordinator Sensei Jack Atwell.

Sensei Jack is an Ninth Degree Black Belt in American Isshinryu Karate. He has been teaching American Isshinryu for 34 years and has developed many very successful martial artists.

Program Director: Jack Atwell
Email: jatwell@hcymca.org
Phone: 908-782-1044 x4926

Karate Martial Arts

We offer 4 sessions of classes per year; Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, plus special mini-sessions. Please click button below for current program guide, which includes program times, prices, and schedules. Online registration will close at the beginning of each session, but please speak with a staff member at Welcome Center or call 908-782-1030 to find out about class availability.

Kid’s Karate -Beginners

Ages 5-7 years
Elements of balance, coordination and agility will be taught. Basic Karate techniques will be introduced.

Kid’s Karate -Advanced

Ages 5-7 years
Advanced students will continue their journey in Isshinryu Karate with more advanced forms, techniques and self-defense strategies. Develop stamina, mental focus and camaraderie.

Youth Martial Arts – Beginners

Ages 8-14 years
Get your body and mind active! Beginner students will learn the basic blocks, kicks, forms, strikes and self-defense in the Isshinryu style of Karate. Students will develop their self-confidence, self-control and respect for themselves and others. Geared towards earning yellow belt.

Youth Martial Arts – Advanced

Ages 8–14 years
Advanced students will continue their journey in Isshinryu Karate with techniques and self-defense strategies. Develop stamina, mental focus and camaraderie with fellow students. Controlled sparring introduced.

Black Belt/Brown Belt Martial Arts

Ages 10 years and up
This is the time to learn advanced techniques and concepts. Students will pursue an in depth analysis of kata, sparring and self-defense, as well as the mental and spiritual aspects that will help them move forward.

Adult Martial Arts

15 years and up
Traditional Martial Arts class taught in a comfortable environment. Attain mental and physical growth. Learn to defend yourself, relieve stress and have fun.

april

26apr5:30 pm9:00 pmParents Night Out

may

02may6:00 pm7:00 pmSending Your Child To CollegeFinancial Seminar

04may11:00 am1:00 pmMay The 4th Be With You Fun Run

11may5:00 pm7:00 pmPreschool PromSAVE THE DATE!

17may4:00 pm9:00 pmYMCA Ninja Warrior Contest

june

07jun6:30 pm8:00 pmFamily First Friday - Step Into Summer Celebration

09jun1:00 pmSpring Dance RecitalSave The Date!

17jun10:00 am7:00 pm17th Annual Golf Classic

july

06jul9:00 am2:00 pmAmerican Red Cross Blood Drive

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