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Adult Jujitsu


Tuesday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday: 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 2:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Brownsville Recreation Center, 1555 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

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.

Class available to all adults.

Instructors: Hanshi Steve

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Adult Karate


Monday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

Al Oerter Recreation Center, 131-40 Fowler Avenue, Queens

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Teen / Adult / Senior  

This Japanese martial art focuses on striking techniques as a form of self-defense. A deeply ethical fighting tradition, it incorporates philosophical and physical elements to help build self-confidence, self-awareness and increase overall health. Ages 13+

Location: Side of Gymnasium     Instructor: Rick

Ages: 12+

For inquiries about uniforms and attire, please contact Hanshi Rick Diaz.

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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.


Cardio Kick/Punch Fitness

Monday: 8:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.

S.C.A.N. East River Houses Not a NYC Department of Parks and Recreation operated property, 405 East 104th St, Manhattan

Start Date: January 9, 2017

Building muscle strength as well as endurance through body weighted exercises while burning calories with intense cardio training.

Sign up here for updates on this class!

Cost: FREE 


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.

Instructor: Rollie Hernandez

Location: Dance Room

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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


Filipino Martial Arts


Monday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

McCarren Play Center, 776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn

Start Date: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 24, 2018
Age:Adult / Senior  

Filipino Martial Arts (also known as Kali, Arnis or Escrima), is not only the national sport of the Philippines, but is also considered one of the world's most effective martial arts. This class uses various size sticks or improvised items as well as the empty hands to teach the art of self-defense, while also being an excellent method for developing health & fitness especially coordination, balance, muscular strength & endurance.

Instructor: Tom Beaver

Location: Multi-purpose A/B

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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: January 1, 2018
End Date: March 31, 2018
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 


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