Tae Kwon Do | Westfield Area Y

Benefits of Tae Kwon Do Training

Tae Kwon Do is a martial art that allows individuals to focus on physical and personal development.  It instills discipline, honor, self-control, respect, courtesy and perseverance. Students of all ages can apply the lessons learned to maintaining their personal safety.   Other benefits include:

Fitness: Students develop strength, flexibility, confidence and self-esteem while developing overall physical fitness.  As you progress, you will learn to coordinate this speed and power, and develop the concentration to focus all of your body's strength into a small, hard striking surface like the edge of the hand or the heel of the foot.

Self-Defense: Knowing you can defend yourself, your confidence will grow.

Self-Confidence: As you accomplish new goals, your confidence level increases. It instills a sense of discipline and self-confidence that can carry over to all aspects of your life.

Programs are available for adults, teens and children (beginning at age 4), for beginners through 4th degree black belts.  Beginner students are required to attend the Intro class before beginning rank-specific training (uniform is not required for the Intro class). No annual commitment or contract is required. Rank advancement ceremonies are held on-site at the Bauer Branch four times a year.

Each class is led by a team of certified ATA (American Taekwondo Association) instructors, under the leadership of 5th degree black belt Chief Instructor Pamela Gedman.  Please learn about the belt ranks and "meet" our instructors using the links on the left side of this page.

Use the BROWSE/REGISTER quick link on this page for class descriptions.  Members may also register online.

If you have any questions, contact Amanda Aguirre, Associate Director of Physical Programs, at aaguirre@westfieldynj.org or 908-233-2700 x258.

OUR HOURS AND LOCATIONS

 
(908) 233-2700 (908) 233-2700 (908) 223-8820 (908) 301-1616 (908) 654-8460 (908) 317-9622 (908) 233-2700
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Clark Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
111 Ferris Place,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
500 East Street,
Garwood, NJ,
07027
170 Elm Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
422 East Broad Street,
Westfield, NJ,
07090
220 Walnut Avenue,
Cranford, NJ,
07016
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OUR MISSION

The Westfield Area YMCA is a nonprofit human service organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual and family in the communities it serves through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.