This class will introduce the basic fundamentals of Karate and build self-confidence, respect, fitness and self-defence skills. Shotokan Karate is safe and fun. You will meet many new friends and be able to share the experience with them.

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Saturdays & Sunday: 12.00pm – 2.00pm 


Table tennis

Table tennis is a sport that can be enjoyed by individuals of any age and physical ability. At the YMCA we have a great team of players! Come and join us for a Ping Pong Paddle Battle!

Start your own club!

Do you have a passion for singing, dancing, boxing, gymnastics, chess, backgammon, badminton, running, cycling, meditation or something else?

We’re always looking to welcome new and exciting groups into YMCA. So if you have an idea you’d like to pursue, then enquire about starting a Volunteer Led Group by talking to our Customer Service team on 0191 257 5434 or emailing enquiries@ymcanorthtyneside.org


Seishinkan Dojo is affiliated with the British Aikido Federation. Our Sensei is Ian McClarence, 6th Dan and BAF Chief Instructor for England. The Dojo is based in the YMCA at North Shields.

Classes are held twice weekly in a fully matted martial arts room: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 7.30pm – 9.00pm

More information can be found on our  website

Ballroom dancing

A Mix of Ballroom, Latin, Sequence & Latino Line Dancing.  No partner required and all abilities welcome.
Every Friday:  7:00 – 8:30pm with Glen

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