RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - MARTIAL ARTS (Fall 2016)

Martial Arts Classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members.
Fall Class Registration is now open! You can register with Visa and MasterCard online or via the UCI Campus Rec app or at the Campus Recreation Services desk (2nd Floor) with Visa, MasterCard, check or cash. Early registration is recommended. Registrations for all classes are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. All class fees must be paid prior to the first class meeting. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members.

For fall quarter, classes do not meet on Veteran's Day (Fri, 11/1) or over Thanksgiving Holilday (Wed 11/23 after 8pm, Th 11/24, Fri 11/25, Sat 11/26 or Sun 11/27).
Self Defense Workshop Dates: TBD $150 (1.5 hours and accomodates up to 25 participants)  Online Interest Form
 
Set up a Self-Defense Workshop for your Residence Hall, Department, or Organization! Sessions may be held at your location on campus or at the ARC.
Capoeira Dates: 9/30 - 12/2 Fee: $35    Instructor:  Domingos B REGISTER NOW
 
Friday 5:00pm - 6:50pm Activity Annex
  Capoeira, pronounced 'CapoWayDa' is a self defense based style developed in Brazil in the 18th century. The style resembles a dance/martial art whereby participants learn a combination of movements set to a distinct Brazilian beat. join our instructor for this dynamic and physical class. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 11 and November 25
Japanese Karate Dates:  9/27 - 12/1 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Bruce N REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday/Thursday 7:00pm - 8:20pm Activity Annex
  A traditional Japanese style of Karate using hand and foot techniques in forms (kata), self-defense, and sparring. Instruction is given as a means of self-defense, physical exercise and personal development. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 24.
Japanese Sword/Iaido Dates: 9/30 - 12/2 Fee: $35    Instructor:  David O REGISTER NOW
 
Friday 7:00pm - 9:20pm Physical Forum
  The art of samurai sword or the katana, Japanese Sword/ Iaido emphasizes technique, body posture, concentration, and discipline. Students learn etiquette, drawing, cutting, and sheathing techniques. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 11 and November 25 .
Jiu Jitsu - Brazilian Dates: 9/27 - 12/1 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Alex A REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:20pm Sports Studio
Thursday 5:00pm - 6:20pm Sports Studio
  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense art that focuses on grappling which positions the defender in advantageous positions, allowing him/her to physically manipulate his/her opponent. The defender does so by applying joint locks and holds, using proper body weight distribution and leverage on the ground. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 24.
Jiu Jitsu - Self Defense Dates:  6/20 - 8/22 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Raymond Y REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 8:30pm - 9:50pm Physical Forum
Thursday 8:30pm - 9:20pm Physical Forum
  Jiu-Jitsu includes kicking and punching techniques, throwing, and joint-locks. With a mixture of traditional and modern techniques, Jiu Jitsu is an excellent form of self-defense. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 24.
Judo Dates: 9/26 - 12/2 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Tom L REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Sports Studio
Friday 6:30pm - 7:50pm Sports Studio
  Judo is a Japanese Martial art derivate from Jiujutsu. Judo is best known for its spectacular throwing techniques, but it also involves considerable grappling on the ground utilizing specialized pins, control holds, arm locks, and Judo sumbission techniques.. Judo is based on the principle of using one's opponent's strength against them and adapting well to changing circumstances. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 11 and November 25.
Kendo Dates: 9/27 - 12/2 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Masashi S REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 8:30pm -9:50pm Training Zone
Friday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Training Zone
  Kendo is the art of sword fighting. Students learn to use a bamboo-made sword to strike effective blows on targeted areas of the body and develop competing skills, as well as the etiquette and philosophy behind it. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 11 and November 25.
Krav Maga Dates: 9/27 - 11/29 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Brooke E REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 8:30pm - 10:20pm Activity Annex
  Based on simple principles and instinctive movements, Krav Maga is a reality-based system designed to teach real self-defense in the shortest possible time. Learn to defend against common chokes, grabs, and bearhugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members.
Kung Fu Dates: 9/26 - 11/28 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Brian T REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 6:30pm - 8:50pm Activity Annex
  Students will obtain a well-rounded understanding of this traditional Northern Shaolin based style. Instruction provides insight into theory and application of Chinese martial technique while emphasizing a distinct stylistic philosophy. Comfortable clothing required. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members.
Muay Thai Dates:  9/28 - 12/1 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Dennis H REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 3:30pm - 4:50pm Sports Studio
Thursday 3:30pm - 4:50pm Sports Studio
  Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is a very beautiful display of martial prowess and an exciting ring-sport. Not only is it is a fun way to stay in shape, but Muay Thai can also be an aggressive style of self-defense, that is very effective on the street. Muay Thai students will learn discipline, respect, and compassion as well as getting a glimpse into Thai culture. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 24.
Taekwondo Dates:  9/27 - 12/1 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Tom V REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday/Thursday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Sports Studio
  One of the most dynamic styles, Korean based Taekwondo promotes self-defense and personal development. The art signifies itself with the use of powerful kicking techniques as well as hand and ground tactics. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 24.
Wing Chun Dates:  9/26 - 12/2 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Sam T REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 8:00pm - 9:20pm Workout Shop
Friday 8:00pm - 9:20pm Sports Studio
  Wing Chun Kung Fu is a southern style Chinese martial art designed to disrupt and disable an opponent quickly and efficiently. Famous as the style that the late Bruce Lee first studied, Wing Chun uses structure to overcome aggression, employing unique understanding of body mechanics, angles, and sensitivity to simultaneously defend and attack. Training uniforms may be required for some classes. Please check with the instructor on the first day of class. Uniforms are available for quarterly rental at Gear Up - $15 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido. *All martial arts classes are only open to current UCI students and ARC members. No class November 11 and November 25.