Martial Arts

Try one of our numerous Martial Arts classes for self-defense, physical health, and fitness, as well as spiritual development.

Registration Opens April 4

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There are no classes on:

  • Friday, April 15
  • Monday, April 18
  • Monday, May 23
  • Friday, July 1
  • Monday, August 1

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

A highly effective form of self-defense focused on grappling techniques which rely on the use of leverage over strength. Classes cover fundamental techniques including takedowns, chokes, submission holds and control positions. Uniforms are not required

Register for Brazillan Jiu Jitsu

Cost

  • U of A Student: $49.50
  • U of A Staff: $58.50
  • Public: $66.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Tuesday from May 10 to June 14, 2022
    4:35 PM to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14357

Japanese Drumming

Learn the fundamentals of the art of Japanese drumming and see why it is popular around the world for its application of mind, body and spirit. Kumidaiko is the word for ensemble-style Japanese drumming, but in the West, it is commonly known as taiko. Participants will acquire knowledge of Japanese verbal music tradition, the philosophy behind Kumidaiko, the basics of playing and performance, and a taiko song! Equipment and earplugs provided.

Register for Japanese Drumming

Cost

  • U of A Student: $57.00
  • U of A Staff: $69.00
  • Public: $75.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Tuesday from May 10 to June 14, 2022
    5:05 to 6:25 PM
    Course code: 14360

Program Dates Summer

  • Tuesday from July 5 to August 9, 2022
    5:05 to 6:25 PM
    Course code: 14389

Judo—Beginner

Judo consists of throwing techniques, ground holds, choking, and arm lock techniques, and teaches the use of controlling balance and body movement to defeat an opponent. Safety is paramount, and learning how to fall safely is an important first step. Uniforms are not required initially but are needed later when learning advanced skills Judo.

Register for Judo—Beginner

Cost

  • U of A Student1: $27.50-$33.00
  • U of A Staff1: $32.50-$39.00
  • Public1: $36.25-$43.50
    1See cost below
  • Note: No class on Thursday, May 19

Program Dates Spring

  • Thursday from May 12 to June 16, 2022
    4:35 to 5:25 PM
    Course code: 14362
    Cost/Student1: $27.50
    Cost/Staff1: $32.50
    Cost/Public1: $36.25

Program Dates Summer

  • Thursday from July 7 to August 11, 2022
    4:35 to 5:25 PM
    Course code: 14391
    Cost/Student1: $33.00
    Cost/Staff1: $39.00
    Cost/Public1: $43.50

Judo—Intermediate-Advanced

Judo consists of throwing techniques, ground holds, choking and arm lock techniques, and teaches the use of controlling balance and body movement to defeat an opponent. Safety is paramount, and learning how to fall safely is an important first step.

Uniforms are not required initially but are needed later when learning advanced skills Judo.

Register for Judo—Intermediate-Advanced

Cost

  • U of A Student1: $82.50-$90.75
  • U of A Staff1: $97.50-$107.25
  • Public1: $110.00-$121.00
    1See cost below
  • Note: No class on Thursday, May 19

Program Dates Spring

  • May 9 to June 16, 2022 on
    Monday from 6:05 to 7:25 PM
    Thursday from 6:05 to 7:25 PM
    Course code: 14363
    Cost/Student1: $82.50
    Cost/Staff1: $97.50
    Cost/Public1: $110.00

Program Dates Summer

  • July 4 to August 11, 2022 on
    Monday from 6:05 to 7:25 PM
    Thursday from 6:05 to 7:25 PM
    Course code: 14392
    Cost/Student1: $90.75
    Cost/Staff1: $107.25
    Cost/Public1: $121.00

Karate

Classes provide challenging workouts which discipline the mind, strengthen the body, and improve self-confidence. Techniques are based on kicks, punches and blocks, as well as flexibility and cardiovascular exercise, and are taught in a disciplined, fun environment. Taught at a mixed level to encourage individuals to participate and improve at their own level - Taught in the tradition of the Wado Kai style of karate that employs very light , fast techniques. Uniforms are not required.

Participants are asked to bring indoor shoes to class

Register for Karate

Cost

  • U of A Student: $49.50
  • U of A Staff: $58.50
  • Public: $66.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Wednesday from May 11 to June 15, 2022
    7:35 to 8:55 PM
    Course code: 14364

Program Dates Summer

  • Wednesday from July 6 to August 10, 2022
    7:35 to 8:55 PM
    Course code: 14393

Karate for Families

Classes provide challenging workouts which discipline the mind, strengthen the body, and improve self-confidence. Techniques are based on kicks, punches and blocks, as well as flexibility and cardiovascular exercise, and are taught in a disciplined, fun environment. - Taught at a mixed level to encourage individuals to participate and improve at their own level - Taught in the tradition of the Wado Kai style of karate that employs very light , fast techniques - Uniforms are not required - Participants are asked to bring indoor shoes to class

Register for Karate for Families

Cost

  • U of A Student: $49.50
  • U of A Staff: $58.50
  • Public: $66.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Saturday from May 14 to June 18, 2022
    10:05 to 11:25 AM
    Course code: 14366

Program Dates Summer

  • Saturday from July 9 to August 13, 2022
    10:05 to 11:25 AM
    Course code: 14394

Kickboxing Basics

The main focus of these classes will be learning the technical aspects of striking, but you can also expect a significant physical component in either class with lots of core training. The instructor reserves the right to place a participant in whichever class they feel is best suitable to their skill/fitness level.

Hand wraps included with registration Kickboxing - Basics This class focuses on learning and practicing the basic techniques of boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. It is designed to help participants develop confidence in their abilities, by learning essential skills such as proper stance/footwork; basic punches and kicks; blocking and parrying, and counter-attacking.

Recommended for those with little or no experience in any striking sport, and all fitness levels are welcome. Kickboxing Basics can be continued/repeated to improve techniques, or taken simultaneously with the Advanced class.

Register for Kickboxing Basics

Cost

  • U of A Student 1: $35.00-$42.00
  • U of A Staff 1: $42.50-$51.00
  • Public 1: $45.00-$54.00
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Tuesday from May 10 to June 14, 2022
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14369
    Cost/Student 1: $42.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $51.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $54.00
  • Wednesday from May 11 to June 15, 2022
    12:05 to 12:55 PM
    Course code: 14370
    Cost/Student 1: $42.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $51.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $54.00
  • Wednesday from May 11 to June 15, 2022
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14371
    Cost/Student 1: $42.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $51.00
    Cost/Staff 1: $54.00

Program Dates Summer

  • Tuesday from July 12 to August 9, 2022
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14395
    Cost/Student 1a: $35.00
    Cost/Staff 1b: $42.50
    Cost/Staff 1c: $45.00
  • Wednesday from July 6 to August 10, 2022
    12:05 to 12:55 PM
    Course code: 14396
    Cost/Student 1a: $42.00
    Cost/Staff 1b: $51.00
    Cost/Staff 1c: $54.00
  • Wednesday from July 6 to August 10, 2022
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14397
    Cost/Student 1a: $42.00
    Cost/Staff 1b: $51.00
    Cost/Staff 1c: $54.00

Kickboxing Advanced

The main focus of these classes will be learning the technical aspects of striking, but you can also expect a significant physical component in either class with lots of core training. The instructor reserves the right to place a participant in whichever class they feel is best suitable to their skill/fitness level. Hand wraps included with registration Kickboxing Advanced.

This class takes the essential skills and develops them through practical application. The class will focus on the following skills: creating/closing distance; finding dominant angles of attack; checking and blocking kicks, and power striking. It is essential that participants in this class have some experience in a striking sport.

Recommended that participants who take this course be in reasonable physical condition. Hand wraps included with registration.

Register for Kickboxing Advanced

Cost

  • U of A Student: $63.00
  • U of A Staff: $76.50
  • Public: $81.00

Program Dates Spring

  • Thursday from May 12 to June 16, 2022
    5:05 to 6:25 PM
    Course code: 14372

Program Dates Summer

  • Thursday from July 7 to August 11, 2022
    5:05 to 6:25 PM
    Course code: 14398

Kung Fu

This program will introduce you to the elements of Chinese martial arts (often named under the umbrella terms kung fu or wushu) and mindful movement to become better acquainted with your own body and mind. Classes will focus on techniques and conditioning to build into athletic movements (jumps, spins, and kicks) and choreography (individual and group routines). We will tap into your inner hero, promoting confidence, creative expression, fitness, stress relief, and social interaction as we practice.

Register for Kung Fu

Cost

  • U of A Student: $22.00-$27.50
  • U of A Staff: $26.00-$32.50
  • Public: $29.00-$36.25
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Monday from May 9 to June 13, 2022**
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14373
    **Spring session is now a combined Kung Fu/Tai Chi course
    Cost/Student1: $27.50
    Cost/Staff1: $32.50
    Cost/Public1: $36.25

Program Dates Summer

  • Monday from July 11 to August 8, 2022
    5:05 to 5:55 PM
    Course code: 14399
    Cost/Student1: $22.00
    Cost/Staff1: $26.00
    Cost/Public1: $29.00

Tai Chi

Practicing balance and flow for your life, tai chi (short for t'ai chi ch'üan or tàijíquán) is a martial art based on exploring the relationship between yin and yang and how transformations occur between complementary opposites. Step through some mindful movement and body mechanics, and pick up a few stress management and wellbeing tools for your practice.

Register for Tai Chi

Cost

  • U of A Student: $22.00-$27.50
  • U of A Staff: $26.00-$32.50
  • Public: $29.00-$36.25
    1See cost below

Program Dates Spring

  • Monday from May 9 to June 13, 2022
    6:05 to 6:55 PM
    Course code: 14374 CANCELLED
    Cost/Student1: $27.50
    Cost/Staff1: $32.50
    Cost/Public1: $36.25

Program Dates Summer

  • Monday from July 11 to August 8, 2022
    6:05 to 6:55 PM
    Course code: 14400
    Cost/Student1: $22.00
    Cost/Staff1: $26.00
    Cost/Public1: $29.00

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