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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

Fee: Member: $50; Non-member: $77 (8-weeks)

Shaolin Kids • Ages 4-7 years

Fee: Member: $50; Non-member: $77 (8-weeks)

Tai Chi -Meditation in Motion

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. 

FEE: Member: $50/ Non-member: $77

Chi Kung Meditation

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. 

FEE: Member: $75; Non-member: $116

Tai Chi Sword

Learn this beautiful martial arts double-edge sword form that helps develop balance, awareness, focus & grace. Consists of linked, slow movements integrating body, breath, and mental focus. A unique way to exercise body, mind, and spirit for anyone, regardless of fitness level. Information on acquiring a practice sword will be given by instructor at first class meeting.