YWCA Now Offers Taekwondo for Ages 5 to 14 Years

Posted: Friday, June 17, 2016

Enrollment for the YWCA Bergen County’s new Taekwondo program, taught by certified Martial Arts Instructor Dave Howell, is now open.
YWCA Taekwondo is available to children and youth ages 5 to 14 years. From June 26 through August 20, 2016, classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:00 pm for ages 5 to 8 and 6:15 to 7:00 pm for ages 9 to 14. Participants will learn patterns, sparring, and self-defense in addition to improving physical fitness and mental discipline.
One of only two martial arts represented as an Olympic Sport, Taekwondo was founded in Korea and has gained huge popularity in recent years in the US. Translated, Taekwondo means “the art of kicking and punching” or “the art of unarmed combat”.
Instructor Dave Howell is a lifetime student of Taekwondo, attaining the Taekwondo 4th Dan rank in accordance with the Kukkiwon rules and regulations. He has been instructing children for over 14 years and has administered the promotion of more than 100 students to the level of Black Belt. In 2012, Howell coached a student to Gold place finish in their first International forms competition in Seoul, Korea.
YWCA Taekwondo classes run in 8-week sessions and are held at the YWCA’s 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood facility. Register online (www.ywcabergencounty.org) or call Membership Department at 201-444-5600 ext. 400 for details and class schedules.