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Ridgewood YWCA to Host FREE Taekwondo Demonstration Class

March 14,2016
the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Observe and try out YWCA Bergen County’s new youth taekwondo program at their free demonstration classes on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Demo classes will be held at 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm for children age 6 to 9 years and 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm for ages 10 to 14 years. Participants will learn patterns, sparring, and self-defense in addition to improving physical fitness and mental discipline. Open to all families. Parent waiver and onsite supervision required for participation in this demonstration class.

One of only two martial arts represented as an Olympic Sport, Taekwondo was founded in Korea and has gained huge popularity in recent years in the US. Translated, Taekwondo means “the art of kicking and punching” or “the art of unarmed combat”.
Instructor Dave Howell is a lifetime student of Taekwondo, attaining the Taekwondo 4th Dan rank in accordance with the Kukkiwon rules and regulations. He has been instructing children for over 14 years and has administered the promotion of more than 100 students to the level of Black Belt. In 2012, Howell coached a student to Gold place finish in their first International forms competition in Seoul, Korea.
YWCA Taekwondo classes run in 8-week sessions and are held at the YWCA’s 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood facility. Classes for children and youth ages 6 to 14 years are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:15 to 6:00 pm for ages 6 to 9 and 6:00 to 6:45 pm for ages 10 to 14. Register online ( or call Membership Department at 201-444-5600 ext. 400 for details

One thought on “Ridgewood YWCA to Host FREE Taekwondo Demonstration Class

  1. Coached more than 100 students to black belt? How is that possible unless its a McDojo where they hand out black belts like candy.

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