YMCA of Central Kentucky

Martial Arts/Karate

Martial arts training improves the lives of participants by instilling self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility.  

Register for Martial Arts

Registration: Y Members: 10th of the prior month before session date; Non-members: 20th of the prior month before session date

Shaolin

Develop confidence, strength, focus, flexibility, and balance, in an ongoing progressive program. New beginner classes.
Ages 8 to Adult

Shaolin Kids
Ages 4-7 years

Tai Chi -Meditation in Motion
Ages 14 to Adult

Tai Chi is a classic meditative art that combines slow movements with special breathing techniques to improve overall health as well as manage stress, increase strength, and improve balance and flexibility. Using the Lee Family Tai Chi form, this practice results in a mental and physical revitalization. Tai Chi practice has been recommended by the National Arthritis Foundation. 

Chi Kung Meditation
Ages 14 to Adult

Chi Kung (Qigong) is a meditative exercise system focusing on cultivating one’s “lifeforce” energies for health and well-being. Chi Kung practice develops the mind, body and internal “Chi” through special techniques to regulate the breath, special postures to regulate the body, and quiet concentration to regulate the mind and awareness. Da Mo’s 18 position form is introduced in this class. 

Tai Chi/Chi Kung Combo
Ages 14 to Adult

This class combines the two classic meditative arts, Tai Chi Chuan and Chi Kung. Learn both the first half of the Lee Family Tai Chi form along with special Chi Kung breathing techniques and postures that support, deepen and enhance your practice. Class open to non-martial arts students.