Youth Programs

Sports, Dance & Arts

Martial Arts

A variety of martial arts classes are offered for youth and adults out of YMCA branches. Below is a brief description of classes. Visit our on-line registration for specific information on our adult and youth Martial Arts programs.

Aikido - 6 years to Adult

The goal of Aikido training is to harmonize with the flow of Universal Energy "ki" and improve one's character. Focuses on self defense, coordination of mind and body, discipline, awareness and concentration, confidence, and respect. For more information, please call Nu'uanu YMCA Program Director Omar Zaldana at 541-5251.

Judo - 6 years to Adult

Emphasis on fun and full physical activity for top conditioning. Judo provides means for learning and improving one's self discipline, character, self defense, and improve physical endurance. Judo is available at the Kaimuki Y and Mililani Y.

Karate - 5 years to Adult

(4 years old accepted with a parent in attendance)

Increase confidence and discipline, improve concentration, build good sportsmanship and character, improve coordination, reflexes, and overall health and fitness.

Shinden Karate - 6 years to Adult

Shinden is the culmination of more than fifty years of training in Asian martial art forms and Western self-defense. There is extensive use of traditional Asian weaponry. The goal of Karate is to develop humility, self control, respect for others, mental awareness and discipline. Our ultimate aim is to apply this conduct in our lives outside the dojo.