New Mexico Consortium Funds Local YMCA for New Equipment

New Mexico Consortium Funds Local YMCA for New Equipment

New Mexico Consortium Funds Local YMCA for New Equipment

Due to the generosity of the New Mexico Consortium and Y member Nora Arbuckle, The Los Alamos Family YMCA has been able to update its martial arts mat and also purchase a specialty crash mat for advanced techniques.

The Family YMCA’s instructor Sensei Moon has been practicing martial arts for more than 30 years and teaches both adults and youth classes at The Family YMCA. Sensei Moon loves teaching at The Family YMCA because of the many people who visit the facilities and he’s able to focus on training and teaching in a well-equipped facility with ease. Sensei Moon started basic Jiu Jitsu from Hapkido in which he holds a Fourth Dan, he learned more in depth from Shoshin Ruy in which he holds a First Dan. He is also a Tae Kwon Do First Dan.

Shoshin Ryu is a classic martial art that incorporates traditional methods of martial arts training while interlacing current applications, science and strategies to equip practitioners with self-defense applicable in real world situations. Shoshin Ryu puts a strong emphasis on instilling and improving personal excellence within each individual practitioner.

One of the goals of Shoshin Ryu is to have its students be able to walk into a Judo school, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school, or Kali/FMA school and have a basic understanding of the system and techniques from the outset. This breadth of knowledge and training teaches students a wide array of martial arts techniques and capabilities.

Practice times:

  • Monday adults 6:40-8:10 p.m.
  • Wednesday adults 6:40-8:10 p.m.
  • Friday youth 4-5:45 p.m.; Adult 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Call the Los Alamos YMCA at 505.662.3100 for further details.

Top image: Sensei Young Hoon Moon with his youth students. Courtesy/YMCA