First row: Scott Margo, Colonia; Roberto Andrade, Chatham; Tom Lyons, Parsippany and Joe Noonan, Florham Park. Middle row: Brian Vivas, Madison; Steve Rago, Warren and Tom Maloney, Madison. Third Row: Amanda Lyons, Parsippany; Konstantin Arsienko; Florham Park and Maria Falzone, Madison.<!--?xml:namespace prefix = "o" /--> Credits: Madison Area YMCA
Advanced-Level Karate at Madison Area YMCA
Thursday, October 31, 2013 • 12:44pm
Advanced-level karate students find a new home at the Madison Area YMCA. Pictured are a group of martial art's experts with 10 to 30 years of expertise who recently began training Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Madison Area YMCA’s Rec Room.
For several people, the YMCA class brings them full circle. Roberto Andrade of Florham Park began karate training with the Madison Area YMCA’s main instructor, 8th Degree Black Belt Chris Goedecke, in the very same room 25 years ago. 5th Degree Black Belt Tom Lyons met his wife, Andrea, who is also a Black Belt, while training at the Y decades ago.
The Madison Area YMCA Karate Program offers expert level instruction for children and adults from white to black belt. For more information or to sign up for classes, please see the Karate Program brochure or visit www.madisonareaymca.org.