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For Youth and Adults

Tae Kwon Do at the West Washington Branch

Ages 6 years through 13 years

Kids develop their fitness level while improving their self-confidence and self discipline while developing cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility. Our classes are fun, safe and teach kids much more than self-defense. We recognize the importance and uniqueness of each individual and encourage progress. Our classes offer instruction in a welcoming and supportive, yet disciplined and challenging atmosphere. The program is run by Master Ron Vorpahl, 5th Dan Kukkiwon Certified Black Belt of American Tae Kwon Do Studios.You can register at the Y's Welcome Desk or online.

If you have any questions you may contact Master Vorpahl:
(P) 262-483-5955

Mixed Martial Arts - West Washington Branch Only

Ages 12 years and up

We offer mixed martial arts through our personal training program. There is so much more to martial arts than just kicking and punching. It is about bringing out the best in yourself and others. Our mixed martial arts program will help you gain physical strength, muscle control and an attitude of self esteem. One can attain new perspectives on themselves and the world around them by learning the variant styles of martial science adapted from eastern self defense techniques. You can train one-on-one or share the cost with a friend or family member.

If you have any questions you may contact Chris DelCamp, Personal Trainer at the Y, at or 262-247-1013.

Aikido - West Washington Branch Only

Ages 18 years and up

Aikido is a Japanese Martial Art that was designed to allow practitioners to defend themselves while not injuring the attacker. Students will learn balance, defense and self-discipline while developing coordination, confidence and awareness. Beginners are welcome anytime. Class is led by Sensei Eric Novak, sandan (3rd degree black belt) certified through the Aikido Schools of Ueshiba (ASU). There is a $30 monthly fee for adults, $20 per month for all high school and college students. The first month is free for all beginners. Fees and registration are handled by the dojo, not the YMCA.

Class meets at the West Washington YMCA in Racquetball Court #2, Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

For additional information please see the dojo website at
Or contact Sensei Novak at or 262-251-5276.