​Martial Arts


Martial arts are various systems and traditions of combat styles practiced for a variety of reasons: self-defense, competition, physical fitness, mental and spiritual development.

Women's Self Defense Clinic

Learn the basic skills necessary to protect yourself. This 3-hour clinic will teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, as well as provide you self defense moves in case of an attack.​ 

Topics Include:
  • ​PA - Use-of-Force law
  • PA - Stand Your Ground
  • Body Alarm Reaction
  • Taser/Firearms/Pepper Spray
  • Martial Arts
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COST: $25 
PROGRAM DATES:
  • Sunday, November 13, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, York Branch YMCA, Self Defense Flyer  
  • Saturday, January 14, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, York Branch YMCA
  • Sunday, February 5, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA
  • Sunday, April 9, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, York Branch YMCA
  • Sunday, May 21, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA
  • Sunday, July 9, 2017, 1:00 - 4:00 PM, York Branch YMCA
For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.


SafeKids Tae Kwon Do

Learn self-defense and build confidence and discipline through the practice of martial arts.

AGES: 6 years  and older 

COST: $15.00 Registration Fee 
          $5.00 per class each week
*All Sessions are 12 weeks
Download a printable SafeKids Flyer 

For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.

BOB HOFFMAN DOVER BRANCH YMCA

Tuesdays  6:00 - 7:00 PM
1705 Palomino Road Dover, PA 17315

SOUTHERN BRANCH YMCA

Wednesdays 6:45 - 7:45 PM
100 Constitution Avenue Shrewsbury, PA 17361

YORK BRANCH YMCA

Thursdays 6:30 - 7:30 PM
90 North Newberry Street York, PA 17401



SafeKids Young Tigers 

This new program for children ages 4 and 5 years includes fun kicking exercises and martial arts games.  Kids develop balance and physical ability as well as self confidence and goal attainment qualities.  Classes are taught by black belt instructors who are parents as well. Come and join the fun!!!

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COST: $15.00 Registration Fee 
          $5.00 per class each week

LOCATION: Bob Hoffman Dover Branch YMCA

DAY AND TIME: Mondays, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
*All Sessions are 12 weeks
Download a printable flyer

For more information or to register, contact Judith Kirby, 717-252-2824.

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