Below you will find a variety of Martial Art classes for youths and adults offered by the Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department.
Karate (Ages 6 & up) Karate comes from the Japanese words "kara" and "te" meaning "open-hand"; it is an ancient hand-fighting technique originating in Japan and later developed by the influence of other forms of martial arts throughout Asia. This class provides traditional Karate training that teaches discipline, builds confidence and character, and instills traditional martial arts values; such as honor, honesty, courage, humility, and loyalty. The training objective is to provide meaningful and enjoyable learning experiences for every participant that foster individual growth; inside and outside the martial arts training. Karate uniforms may be purchased through the instructors. Class meets OIWPB.
Tae Kwon Do (Ages 6 & up) Tae Kwon Do is a Korean martial art that is intended to develop the whole person - mind, body, and spirit - while also teaching effective self-defense. Students will participate in balanced and full body workout learning different methods of striking, kicking, blocking, sweeps, rolls, falls, traps, and releases. Class meets at OIWPB.
Little Ninjas (Ages 3-5) This program focuses on improving children’s basic motor skills and listening skills. Emphasis is on focusing, teamwork, control, balance, memory, discipline, fitness and coordination. This class is a great introduction to martial arts. Class meets at OIWPB.
Self Defense Workshop (Ages 14 & up) This workshop will teach four types of fighting: hitting, kicking, seizing, and falling. Along with three levels of fighting: standing, couched, and from the ground. Other topics covered include the use of objects as self-defense tools and “hit and run” type moves. Class meets at OIWPB.
To register for available Martial Art classes - please click here.
For additional information, please contact our Sports and Recreation Program Supervisor.