The Korean martial art of Tae Kwon Do is a fun and challenging way to get in shape and build confidence. The program at the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers both youth and adult classes that are tailored to each level of experience.
Tae Kwon Do is an extremely popular martial art that was developed by the ancient Koreans. It involves kicking, punching, and blocking techniques that are designed to develop balance, flexibility, strength and discipline. In addition to teaching self-defense skills, Tae Kwon Do training helps participants build confidence, improve their health and develop an appreciation for the importance of fitness.
The YMCA’s Tae Kwon Do program focuses on physical conditioning through basic techniques like kicks, punches and blocks. No previous martial arts experience is required — just a willingness to give it your all! Classes are divided into three levels based on age: beginner (ages 6-12), intermediate (ages 13-17) and advanced (ages 18+).
Beginners learn basic kicks and punches while learning proper stance, footwork and body movement during sparring drills (where students practice fighting in pairs). As they progress through their training, students will also be taught basic blocks with their arms or legs; these blocks can be used.
Last modified: October 9, 2022