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Springfield Karate and Self Defense at the Downtown YMCA Location

Martial Arts School in Springfield
Opening at 5:00 PM on Monday
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Updates

Covid Mitigations are lightened up & we are back in action! Class resume tonight 1/19/2021 as scheduled. See you there!

Beginning in 2021 we will be offering an expanded training schedule

Mon (Kerasotes Ymca)
5-6p Junior Karate
6-7p Adult Karate

Tues (Downtown Ymca)
5-6p Junior Karate
6-7p Adult Karate

Wed (Kerasotes Ymca)
5-6p Junior Karate
6-7p Adult Karate

Tulhur (Downtown Ymca)
5-6p All level and ages
6-7...

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During Tier 3 mitigations we are not allowed to do group training. We do have some limited availability to schedule one on one lessons.

GOOD ...NO GREAT NEWS......classes resume tomorrow July 7, 2020. During this time of social distancing we will focus very much on improving our kihon and conditioning.

Please see the rules below.

1.You must wear a face covering while walking through the building. To/From class, restroom, locker...

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The YMCA instructors Sensei's Tebrugge and Overby attended an excellent Ogrkk Advanced Black Belt Training Gasshuku (seminar) in Colorado. That knowledge will be brought back to our dojo and shared with our students.We strive to maintain one of the best traditional Okinawan karate programs in the...

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Dont forget the Summer Session 2 has ended. The Y is doing floor finishing and fall cleaning. No classes .....Classes will resume the week of 8/27. I will be doing daily focus work. If you want help with something specific please let us know. I am also up for any offsite training, the weather is...

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Testimonials

3 years ago
We love this dojo. The instructors are knowledgeable and supportive. My son has gained discipline and is proud of his accomplishments. He always looks forward to class.
- Johanna O
3 years ago
I love this Dojo. Traditional Okinawan GoJu Karate and real world self defense.
- S O
3 years ago
I started training Go Ju Ryu Karate at the Springfield YMCA approximately 25 years ago and had the great opportunity to train with some of the best people, Sensei Overby and I would spar pretty hard at times which only made us both that much better, I currently hold the rank of Shodan (1st degree Black Belt) which I obtained there after lots of blood, sweat and tears. I highly recommend this to anyone who may be interested in learning self defense, learning a traditional martial art, or just some basic self defense.
- Guy H

Best Kept Secret

The Springfield YMCA Karate Program is one of the oldest programs and best kept secrets in Springfield. Students in this class learn traditional Okinawan karate and real world practical self defense techniques. This class also focuses on discipline, respect, and motivation.

Classes are offered to adults, children, and families. Since the classes are at the YMCA there is no contract to sign up and you dont have to be a member of the YMCA to sign up. Because of the core value system of the YMCA and its mission, this class is ran more like a family organization and less like a business.

Feel free to message us with any questions or come by and check us out.

Traditional Karate classes for Adults, Teens, & Children are offered at both Springfield IL YMCA locations

Mon-Thursday 5-7pm 
(see hours of operation for specific details & locations)


For more info call or email us:

springfieldymcakarate@gmail.com
 
or check us out/message us on Facebook


We are also a proud member of the Okinawan Goju Ryu KenKyu Kai.

http://ogrkk.com 


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  • (217) 544-9846

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601 N.4th Street &
4550 W. Iles
Springfield, IL 62702
United States

Business Hours

Mon:5:00 – 7:00 PM
Tue:5:00 – 7:00 PM
Wed:5:00 – 7:00 PM
Thu:5:00 – 8:00 PM
Fri:Closed
Sat:Closed
Sun:Closed
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