RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - MARTIAL ARTS (Winter 2016)

Martial Arts Classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members.
Register online (starting, Monday 11/30)  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 Winter quarter, classes do not meet on Monday, January 18th or Monday, February 15th.
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:  1/6 - 3/9 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Anastasia S REGISTER NOW
 
Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:20pm Sports Studio
 

Aikido is self-defense against grabs, punches, kicks, and weapons. The movements exploit human anatomy and physics to manipulate the attacker’s body using joint locks and throws. Because certain movements are based on sword work, students will also practice with bokkens (wooden swords in the shape of katanas). 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 for the quarter.

Capoeira Dates:  1/8 - 3/11 Fee: $40    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 for the quarter.
Chinese Wrestling Dates:  1/4 - 3/13 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Guanda H REGISTER NOW
 
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 January 18 and February 15. 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 for the quarter.
Filipino Warrior Arts Dates: 1/10 - 3/13 Fee: $35    Instructor:  DJ M REGISTER NOW
 
Sunday 8:00pm - 9:50pm Sports Studio
  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. No class January 17 and February 14. 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 for the quarter.
Japanese Karate Dates:  1/5 - 3/10 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 for the quarter.
Japanese Sword/Iaido Dates:  1/8 - 3/11 Fee: $40    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 for the quarter.
Jiu Jitsu - Brazilian Dates: 1/5 - 3/10 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 for the quarter.
Jiu Jitsu - Self Defense Dates:  1/6 - 3/10 Fee: $40    Instructor:  Raymond Y REGISTER NOW
 
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. 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 for the quarter.
Judo Dates:  1/4 - 3/11 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. No class January 18 and February 15. 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 for the quarter.
Kendo Dates: 1/5 - 3/11 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Masashi S REGISTER NOW
 
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. 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 for the quarter.
Krav Maga Dates:  1/5 - 3/8 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 for the quarter.
Kung Fu Dates:  1/4 - 3/7 Fee: $35    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. No class January 18 and February 15. 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 for the quarter.
Muay Thai Dates:  1/6 - 3/10 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 for the quarter.
Taekwondo Dates:  1/5 - 3/10 Fee: $45    Instructor:  Tom V 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. 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 for the quarter.
Tai Chi Dates:  1/4 - 3/7 Fee: $35    Instructor:  Bing L REGISTER NOW
 
Monday 6:30pm - 7:50pm 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 January 18 and February 15. 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 for the quarter.
Wing Chun Dates:  1/4 - 3/11 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. No class January 18 and February 15. 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 for the quarter.