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.

Note: Natural progression occurs with approximately three hours of practice a week. Participants are encouraged to attend more than one session weekly.


Fall II Season: October 28 – December 9

Location(s): Region-wide
Ages: 6+
Member Priority Registration Begins: September 1
Non-Member Registration Begins: September 8
Late Registration Begins: September 26 and ends September 30 ($10 late fee applies)
Season Begins: October 28

Cost: $29 for members (supply fee), $89 for non-members (become a member and save!)
Additional $36 Gi (uniform) and $25 weapon (Bo staff)


Fall I Martial Arts Supplies
Fall II Martial Arts Supplies


Martial Arts Classes:

Central YMCA – Mondays
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. classes: Sparring (Orange belt and above) & Beginners (For Adults)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. class: Weapons (Bo staff – orange belt and above)

Cooper Street YMCA – Wednesdays
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. class: Beginners (Below orange belt)
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. class: Beginners (Below orange belt)
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. class: Intermediate (Orange belt and above)

North YMCA – Thursdays
6:30 – 7:30 p.m. class: Beginners (Below orange belt)
7:30 – 8:30 p.m. class: Intermediate (Orange belt and above)


Tournament Opportunities:

Available to those who qualify

5th Annual Lonestar Shootout
September 21 – Fort Worth, TX

Texas Black Belt Classic
November 2 – Arlington, TX



For more information on Adult Sports, please contact:

Anna Wiskirchen, Sports Director
Chris Lee, Sports Director
Bianca Mendoza, Sports Program Assistant

Registration & Sports Information Line: (817) 989-9639

About our Instructors

Master Williamson 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.


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