RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - MARTIAL ARTS (Fall 2015)

Martial Arts Classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members.
Register online
 with Visa and MasterCard 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.
For Fall quarter, classes do not meet on Wed, Nov. 11th and Wed, Nov. 25th (after 8pm) - Sun, Nov. 29th.
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.
Aikido Dates:  9/30 - 12/2 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Anastasia S Registration starts 9/8
 
Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:20pm Sports Studio
  Aikido is self-defense against kicks, grabs, punches and weapons. The Aikidoist safely neutralizes an opponent's attack by harmonizing the speed and direction of the attack. No class November 11. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Capoeira Dates:  10/2 - 12/4 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Domingos B Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 27. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Chinese Wrestling Dates:  9/27 - 12/6 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Guanda H Registration starts 9/8
 
Sunday 7:00pm - 8:50pm Sports Studio
Monday 9:00pm - 10:20pm Sports Studio
  Shuai Jiao (Chinese Wrestling) is the oldest form of martial arts practiced in China. Discover ancient battle proven techniques developed over thousands of years, now refined into a competitive sport. Classes will teach gripping, throws, break-falling, and a myriad of techniques. Learn from He Guanda, a 2 time World Champ, 12 time Heavyweight Champ, former China National Team Coach, and current USA Team Coach. No class November 29. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Japanese Karate Dates:  9/29 - 12/3 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Bruce N Registration starts 9/8
 
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.No class November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Japanese Sword/Iaido Dates:  10/2 - 12/4 Fee: $40    Instructor:  David O Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 27. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Jiu Jitsu - Brazilian Dates:  9/29 - 12/3 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Alex A Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Jiu Jitsu - Self Defense Dates:  9/30 - 12/3 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Raymond Y Registration starts 9/8
 
Wednesday 8:30pm - 9:50pm Sports Studio
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. No class November 11, November 25 and November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Judo Dates:  9/28 - 12/4 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Tom L Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 27. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Kendo Dates:  9/29 - 12/4 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Masashi S Registration starts 9/8
 
Tuesday 8:30pm - 9:50pm Training Zone
Friday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Training Zone
  Kendo, or "the way of the sword", is a renowned art of swordsmanship. The rise of modern kendo begins with the samurai and extends over the culture of several centuries. Students learn to wield bamboo practice swords ("shinai") with speed, accuracy, and precision. Physically and mentally engaging, students will learn the philosophy of Japanese swordsmanship through training and competition. No class Novemeber 27. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Krav Maga Dates:  9/29 - 12/1 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Brooke E Registration starts 9/8
 
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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Kung Fu Dates:  9/28 - 11/30 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Brian T Registration starts 9/8
 
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. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
MMA Escudo Dates:  9/28 - 12/4 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Hector S Registration starts 9/8
 
Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00pm - 2:50pm Sports Studio
  Escudo (SHIELD) MMA is a Mixed Martial Art designed to quickly teach students to be able to neutralize a physical attack from a single or multiple attackers and then escape to safety. Students are trained with scenarios so they will automatically go into a solid stance and maintain it whenever an attack begins. The movements are easily learned by people of all builds, abilities, and age ranges. No class November 11 and November 27. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Muay Thai Dates:  9/30 - 12/3 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Dennis H Registration starts 9/8
 
Wednesday/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. No class November 11 and November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Taekwondo Dates:  9/29 - 12/3 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Tom V Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Tai Chi Dates:  10/1 - 12/3 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Bing L Registration starts 9/8
 
Thursday 4:00pm - 5:20pm Workout Shop
  Yang Style Tai Chi focuses on balance and harmony within the concept of Chinese Taoism 'Yin-Yang.' Relaxation and concentration are emphasized in both the mind and body. The core of the body is strengthened and flexibility is promoted through gentle stretching and graceful movements. Mind and body are nourished, cultivated, and energized using slow, repetitive movements. Instructor will guide students to learn Yang 24 forms with additional breathing exercises which will lead to increased internal energy(Chi). No class November 26. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.
Wing Chun Dates:  9/28 - 12/2 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Sam T Registration starts 9/8
 
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. No class November 11. 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 - $10 basic uniform and $15 for Iaido.