Find Martial Arts Programs

Learning a martial art builds lifelong skills. It’s a great way to improve coordination and focus, refine agility and motor skills along with goal-setting and focus skills. Students in this traditional martial arts program maintain a healthy lifestyle, get a whole body workout, relieve stress and develop self-defense skills in a non-competitive, welcoming environment.


Boxing


The YMCA’s boxing classes off a total body workout

Boxing is a combination of cardio, boxing and martial arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Come punch and kick your way to a healthier you.

Karate


Karate training improves the lives of those who participate

Karate instills self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility. At the Y, students, in this traditional martial arts program, maintain a healthy lifestyle, get a whole body workout, relieve stress and develop self-defense skills in a non-competitive, welcoming environment.

Judo


Judo is a martial arts program offered at the YMCA

Judo encourages the principles of attack and defense. This class improves both your health and physical education while strengthening your body’s core.

Kali Stick & Knife Defense


Kali is a weapons-based self-defense system that originated in the Philippines

Its main focus is stick and knife attacks. The YMCA’s Kali Stick & Knife Defense programs will teach you stick and knife techniques, as well as the proper blocking with sticks, angles of attack and footwork that is associated with it.

Martial Arts


Learn a martial art build lifelong skills. It’s a great way to improve coordination and focus, refine agility and motor skills along with goal0setting and focus skills. Students in this traditional martial arts program maintain a healthy lifestyle, get whole body workout, relieve stress and develop self-defense skills in a non-competitive, welcoming environment.

Mixed Martial Arts


The YMCA’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) programs are an excellent conditioning workout used for technique development and form.

You will learn the striking & conditioning of mixed martial arts and get in fighting shape like an MMA fighter. These classes consist of kicking & punching elbows and knees from muay thai and conditioning from ju-jitsu.

Tae Kwon Do


Take Tae Kwon Do the martial art of Korea

Tae Kwon Do utilizes both foot and hand techniques. Training emphasizes flexibility, stamina, balance and coordination. This class enhances confidence, discipline, and physical fitness. Classes meet once per week for seven weeks. A uniform may be purchased from instructor on first class. Sparring pads are also required and available per the instructor.


RPE: 2-4

Karate


Karate training improves the lives of those who participate

Karate instills self-confidence, self-discipline, respect, and responsibility. At the Y, students, in this traditional martial arts program, maintain a healthy lifestyle, get a whole body workout, relieve stress and develop self-defense skills in a non-competitive, welcoming environment.

Boxing


The YMCA’s boxing classes off a total body workout

Boxing is a combination of cardio, boxing and martial arts providing a total body workout which aims to improve strength, aerobic fitness, speed, flexibility, coordination, and balance. Come punch and kick your way to a healthier you.

Judo


Judo is a martial arts program offered at the YMCA

Judo encourages the principles of attack and defense. This class improves both your health and physical education while strengthening your body’s core.

Kali Stick & Knife Defense


Kali is a weapons-based self-defense system that originated in the Philippines

Its main focus is stick and knife attacks. The YMCA’s Kali Stick & Knife Defense programs will teach you stick and knife techniques, as well as the proper blocking with sticks, angles of attack and footwork that is associated with it.

Mixed Martial Arts


The YMCA’s Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) programs are an excellent conditioning workout used for technique development and form.

You will learn the striking & conditioning of mixed martial arts and get in fighting shape like an MMA fighter. These classes consist of kicking & punching elbows and knees from muay thai and conditioning from ju-jitsu.

Adult Karate


Karate-do is a military martial art, recognized worldwide for both its effectiveness and deep philosophical content

The constant combination of mind, body and spirit, makes karate an excellent way to improve personal growth, physical training and sport realization. Please sign up for this 7-week class at the front desk!

Baseball / Softball / T-Ball

YMCA baseball is designed to teach the fundamentals of the game. Formats include t-ball, coach-pitch and player-pitch.

Basketball

Whether you are a casual player or a competitive player looking to improve your skills join our Basketball leagues!

Clinics

Clinics are geared to help athletes develop sport-specific skills. A YMCA clinic is a great lead-up for participating in a class or league setting.

Dance / Cheer / Gymnastics

From Tumbling to Gymnastics, Dance to Cheer, the Y provides programs that help build poise, confidence, and discipline while never losing sight of fun!

Football

Y Flag Football is designed to teach the basic skills of the sport to those who have never played the game and improve the skills of those who have.

Martial Arts

Learning a Martial Art builds lifelong skills. It’s a great way to improve coordination and focus, refine agility and motor skills along with goal-setting and focus skills.

Soccer / Futsal

The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis offers both Soccer and Futsal, which is a version of indoor soccer, as part of our sports programs and activities.

Specialty Sports

The YMCA’s Specialty Sports programming offers additional opportunities to strengthen character, engage families, and build lasting relationships.

Volleyball

The Y’s Volleyball programs offer a great opportunity to sharpen your agility, strength, and cardio conditioning!

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