Tae Kwon Do | Denver YMCA

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is a form of martial arts that combines movement, patterns, kicks, and punches, while strengthening the connection between the spirit, mind, and body.

The Southwest Family YMCA offers three programs of Tae Kwon Do to match every age and skill set.

Each program is led by members of the American Sport Karate Association, an International Tae Kwon Do Federation organization that focuses on physical fitness, character development, and self-defense. All instructors are certified black belt practitioners with decades of experience teaching both children and adults.

Tae Kwon Do classes are taught weekly at the YMCA.

Little Tigers

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This class introduces children ages 6 to 12 to martial arts in a fun environment. Children learn basic moves and start to develop self-defense skills. Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.


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This class is designed for beginners of all ages – both children who have graduated from Little Tigers and adults who want to learn the basics of Tae Kwon Do. In this program, students develop the skills and confidence to move to Intermediate Tae Kwon Do.


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This class is for individuals 12 years and older, including graduates of the beginner class and those with martial arts experience. Younger students may be able to participate based on instructor recommendations. 

Taught in a traditional Tae Kwon Do format, this class emphasizes fundamentals, including concentration, focus, power, coordination, and self-confidence. As students progress, they have the opportunity to test for belt ranks under internationally recognized standards.

Discover how Tae Kwon Do can increase energy and boost confidence.