Illinois Valley YMCA




Tae Kwon Do teaches self defense as well as improves self confidence, discipline, coordination, and physical and mental capabilities. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn to become leaders, not followers, and they develop the ”yes, I can” attitude when facing daily challenges at home, school or work. The Illinois Valley YMCA’s Tae Kwon Do is a branch school of the Won Jung Martial Arts Association of Rockford. Amber Sessler is the instructor. White, Yellow belts & children 6-12 , Purple belt and above & children and all ranks of Adults 13 and up.

TO REGISTER CONTACT: Tae Kwon Do Instructor [email protected]

Tae Kwon Do Flyer
Tae Kwon Do Instruction Booklet

6-12 years old6-7PTUES & THURS$30/Members & $50/Non-Members
13+7 - 8PTUES & THURS$30/Members & $50/Non-Members

Little Tigers Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do isn’t just for adults.  Our Little Tigers program offers children as young as 3 and up to 6 years of age a high energy class that helps stimulate the mind, focus their abundant energy and learn simple techniques and training to build a lifetime upon.  We have seen an overwhelming number of over exuberant youngsters with little or no outlet for their energies.  This course was developed with that need in mind.  Our main focus for Illinois Valley Tae Kwon Do is respect.  We hope to teach your child to bring the tenants of Tae Kwon Do into their lives, not just as a sport but as a way of life that will help them be more confident, reliable and perseverant individuals.  Because the Little Tigers Program provides the core elements, when your child outgrows Little Tigers, they can smoothly transition into our Pee Wee Tae Kwon Do Class.

Course highlights:

  • Develop basic skills such as coordination, following instructions, balance and attention
  • Develop major muscle groups with exercises such as jumping, running, kicking and punching
  • Learn discipline through consistent, patient instruction by caring, qualified instructors who thoroughly and simply explain the rules and instructions in a way younger minds can comprehend and grasp
  • Learn respect, self control, self confidence and self esteem
  • Learn to focus and concentrate on tasks at hand and complete tasks

Course Objective:

  • Increase coordination
  • Boost self confidence
  • Focus energies
  • Positive peer interaction and socialization
  • Prepare little ones for entry into their school years
Ages TimeDays Fees
3 - 610-10:50ASaturdays - Beginning in September 2021$30/Members, $50/Non-Members
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