RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - MARTIAL ARTS (Spring 2014)

Self Defense Workshop Dates: TBD $120 (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:  3/31 - 6/2 $35    Instructor:   Jason Ramsey CANCELLED
 
Monday 4:00pm - 5:20pm 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.
 
Capoeira Dates:  4/1 - 6/6 $40    Instructor:   Domingos Begalli REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:20pm Workout Shop
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.
 
Filipino Arts Dates:  3/31 - 6/2 $35    Instructor:   DJ Marcia REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 6:00pm - 7:20pm Workout Shop
  This style of Filipino martial arts is a self-defense form created by Grand Master Emeritus Leo M. Giron. The Giron System is a weapons based art composed of 20 styles including sword, stick, knife and empty hand techniques. Instructor DJ Marcia will guide students through the essential elements of this effective system and offer insight into the rich Filipino culture and history.
 
Japanese Karate Dates:  4/1 - 6/5 $40    Instructor:   Bruce Nguyen REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 7:00pm - 8:20pm Activity Annex
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.
 
Japanese Sword/ Iaido Dates:  4/4 - 6/6 $35    Instructor:   David Otaguro 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.
 
Jiu Jitsu- Brazilian Dates:  4/1 - 6/5 $40    Instructor:   AJ Albert 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.
 
Jiu Jitsu- Self Defense Dates:  4/2 - 6/5 $35    Instructor:   Raymond Yu REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 8:00pm - 9:20pm 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.
 
Judo Dates:  3/31 - 6/6 $40    Instructor:   ARTIOM LEBED 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.
 
Kendo Dates:  4/1 - 6/6 $40    Instructor:   Masashi Shikai 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.
 
Kung Fu Dates:  3/31 - 6/5 $45    Instructor:   Brian Tuan REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 6:30pm - 8:50pm Activity Annex
Thursday 9:00pm - 11:20pm 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.
 
Muay Thai Dates:  4/2 - 6/5 $40    Instructor:   Dennis Hall 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.
 
Taekwondo Dates:  4/3 - 6/10 $40    Instructor:   Tom Vo REGISTER NOW
 
Tuesday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Sports Studio
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. *
 
Tai Chi Dates:  4/3 - 6/5 $35    Instructor:   Rec Staff REGISTER NOW
 
Thursday 4:00pm - 5:30pm 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).
 
Wing Chun Dates:  3/31 - 6/2 $35    Instructor:   Jan Ignacio REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 7:30pm - 8:50pm Workout Shop
  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.
 
Information for all Martial Arts Participants: 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. *Classes do not meet on May 24, May 25 or May 26. All class fees must be paid prior to the first class meeting.