RECREATION ACTIVITY CLASSES - MARTIAL ARTS

Winter 2023: Martial Arts Classes are open to all UCI students and ARC Members only. Registration 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.

For winter quarter, classes do not meet on Monday, 1/16 and Monday, 2/20. Please review the Campus Recreation Refund Policy (pdf)

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Dates: 1/3 - 3/16 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Tuesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 6:20pm Sports Studio Instructor: Chris S  
  Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a self-defense art that focuses ACgrappling 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. Instructor: Chris S
Iaido Dates: 1/6 - 3/17 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Fridays 7:00pm - 9:30pm Physical Forum Instructor: David O  
  Japanese Sword/ Iaido teaches a style of traditional samurai arts, dating from the late 16th century, focusing on the Japanese sword, the katana, It emphasizes technique, posture concentration and discipline , and student will learn etiquette, drawing, cutting and shear thing techniques, as well as a variety of other traditional Japanese weapons. Instructor: David O
Japanese Karate Dates: 1/3 - 3/16 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm - 7:50pm Sports Studio Instructor: Bruce N  
  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. Instructor: Bruce
Kendo Dates: 1/6 - 3/17 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Fridays 7:00pm - 8:50pm Training Zone/WorkoutShop Instructor: Masashi S  
 

Kendo, the "Way of the Sword," is a traditional Japanese martial art that places great emphasis on discipline, respect, and etiquette. The martial art is descended from swordsmanship (kenjutsu) and practitioners use bamboo swords (shinai) to strike targeted areas of their opponent. This class will focus on teaching proper kendo etiquette and technique. Students will engage in fun and challenging physical activity. Prior experience is not required.

Kickboxing Dates: 1/3 - 3/16 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Tuesday & Thursday 8:00am - 9:30am Sports Studio Instructor: Dennis H  
 

Punching, kickboxing, elbows and knees paired with high intensity cardio training and calisthenic exercises provide you with an outstanding work out. In class we will practice striking the heavy bags, shadowboxing, focus mitts and other pads as well as do circuit style cardiovascular training.

Krav Maga Dates: 1/9 - 3/15 Fee: $42 REGISTER NOW
  Monday & Wednesday 7:30pm - 9:20pm Sports Studio Instructor: Simon S  
  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 bear hugs, as well as weapons such as guns, knives, and sticks. No uniform is necessary, only comfortable clothing. Instructor: Simon
Muay Thai Dates: 1/9 - 3/15 Fee: $42 REGISTER NOW
  Monday & Wednesday 8:00am - 9:30am Sports Studio Instructor: Dennis H  
  Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand and is a very beautiful display of martial prowess and an exciting ring-sport. Learn to Punch, kick, and use elbows and knees. Muay Thai is a fun way to stay in shape, but it can also be used as an aggressive style of self-defense. Muay Thai students will learn to strike with power, develop discipline, treat others with respect and compassion as well as getting a glimpse into Thai culture. Instructor: Dennis
Taekwondo Dates: 1/4 - 3/17 Fee: $45 REGISTER NOW
  Wednesday & Friday 5:30pm - 7:00pm Sports Studio Instructor: Juan  
  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. Instructor: Jaun