American Tae Kwon Do or American Karate contributes to increased physical strength, flexibility, balance, control, discipline, and spirituality. Students train with others at their own skill level progressing from basic stances, punches, blocks, and kicks to the study of more advanced Katas (patterns of movement) and defense objectives.


Keith Yates

Caroline Goodspeed

John Patterson


Small Fry Karate

These are scheduled 30 minute classes for BOYS and GIRLS ages 3 & 4. Small Fry Karate is a martial arts program that focuses on improving your child's listening and motor skills. Classes are fast-paced, fun filled, educational and motivational. Our Small Frys love Karate and parents love watching their kids learn and grow in a positive, well disciplined and encouraging atmosphere.

There are eight major skills our instructors focus on when training children ages three and four, those skills are: Focus, Control, Balance, Teamwork, Memory, Discipline, Coordination and Fitness.

Each student will receive a t-shirt. There are never any late fees for Small Fry Sports.

Location: Richardson YMCA gym.
Sessions: 4 weeks each starting February 6th, July 10th and November 13th. 
Cost: YMCA Member $40  Non Member: $55

The Four Goals of Small Fry:

1. Kids have FUN!
2. It is a chance for parents to get involved in their children's activity at an early age.
3. Kids will receive their first "uniform" at a young age
4: Kids will learn the basic skills and techniques.

Little Dragons

Ages:  5 & 6
When: Saturday's 8:30am-9:30am
Where:  Richardson Gymnasium
Session:  6 weeks
Cost: YMCA Member: $80  Non Member: $95

Regular Karate (Tae Kwon Do)

Ages:  7 and up
When: Tuesdays 6:00-7:00pm and 7:00pm-8:00pm. Saturday's 9:30am-10:30am.
Where:  Richardson Gymnasium
Cost: YMCA Member: $80  Non Member: $95
Session:  6 weeks