Know Your Limits and Defy Them
The Taekwondo program at the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA provides instruction in kicks, blocks and punches for self-defense. We focus on teaching the Taekwondo tenants of courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self-control and Indomitable spirit while building strength and balance in a positive, can do environment. We frequently address how and when to apply Taekwondo in the real world. We instruct students not just how to kick and punch but when to kick and punch). We love to see the confidence our students gain from our Martial Arts Program.
Martial Arts Classes:
• 5 p.m. class: Beginners (Under Gold Belt – ages 5-12)
• 6 p.m. class: Beginners and intermediate (Any belt color – ages 6 and up)
• 7 p.m. class: Advanced (Gold belts or higher – ages 6 and up).
For more information, please contact any of our branch staff members below:
Cooper Street YMCA
Irene Johnson, Senior Executive Director
Melissa Gross, Wellness Coordinator
About our Instructors
Master William Elliot (Master WE), sixth-degree black belt, has been training and teaching Taekwondo for over 30 years (10 years at Texas Black Belt Academy) with students of all ages. While she excels with kids (mother of three), she enjoys students of all ages. Master WE is a mental health counselor by profession.
Ms. Bryant, first-degree black belt, has been training and teaching for 13 years (6 years at Texas Black Belt Academy), and is a coach/PE teacher (basketball, volleyball, track, and soccer) for the 5th-8th grades in Dallas. She has also competed in boxing and full contact fighting.