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Advanced Tai Chi

Bedford-Stuyvesant YMCA Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 1121 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn


An ancient form of mind body exercise that uses purposeful, slow movements in a form of meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self defense.

Cost: free for members, non-members $95/8 weeks 

Please check the center for cost and schedule.




Saturday: 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Hunts Point Recreation Center, 765 Manida Street, Bronx


Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance and music. This class is for everyone! All ages and abilities are welcome and should wear comfortable clothing.

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Chi Kung


Tuesday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

St. John’s Recreation Center, 1251 Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 4, 2014
Age:Adult / Senior  

Chi Kung is similar to Tai Chi, using breath and energy flow to achieve health.  Used commonly in Traditional Chinese Medicine to relieve stress and improve balance and coordination.

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FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class

Tuesday: 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 34 Avenue A, Manhattan

Age:Teen / Adult  

Shamburger's CHKA (Chinese Hawaiian Kenpo Academy) offers a FREE Weekly Women's Self-Defense class as a community service to the women of New York City. The class is offered every Tuesday evening at 7 pm at our studio, 34 Avenue A, 2nd Floor. The class is open to all women ages 14 and up. For more information, got to or call us at 646-692-6155.

Cost: Free


GOJU Karate


Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Hansborough Recreation Center, 35 West 134th Street, Manhattan

Start Date: July 6, 2015
End Date: December 31, 2015
Age:Child / Teen / Adult / Senior  

Members of all ages can learn self defense and discipline while toning muscles through karate!

Instructor:  Mr. McGee

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Harlem Karate Institute: Karate

Monday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

PS 375 Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property , 141 E 111th St, Manhattan

Age:Child / Teen  

Martial science class for ages 6-18. Drop into as many classes as you like during the month.

Phone: 646-271-0619
Cost: $100/month 




Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn


Learn the art of close combat through this Japanese martial art.  Designed to redirect an opponent's energy, it uses special grappling techniques like trapping, locks and holds.

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Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Red Hook Recreation Center, 155 Bay Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: December 23, 2013

Instructor: Isaac Cruz

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Louis Armstrong Community Center, 33-16 108 St., Queens


Please contact the center for more information.

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