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CR (Campus Recreation) Membership, formerly known as ARC Membership, incorporates the amenities and services of the ARC and other CR programming. Benefits include significant discounts at the Craft Center, Equestrian Center, Outdoor Adventures and Youth Programs. They also include low-cost access to Fitness and Wellness programs such as Group Exercise, Instructional Series and Personal Training. In addition, CR Members enjoy free access to Intramural (IM) Sports, the Rec Pool and Hickey Pool. To explore your own CR lifestyle, visit cru.ucdavis.edu/crumembership.
Martial Arts Series (Spring Quarter 2018)
|Sale Date||Instructional Dates||Registration Deadline||Location|
|March 4th||April 2nd–June 8th||April 22nd at 11:59 p.m.||Martial Arts Studio|
Online Purchase of Martial Arts Series
Visit our online store to purchase: All registered participants by the time of Try Before you Buy will be given priority access into the class permitting they arrive on time.
Active CR membership is required to attend classes all throughout the year, including summers.
Class registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on April 13th. All transfer requests need to be submitted to the Fitness & Wellness Center by April 13th at noon. No transfers will be considered after this date.
Aikido is a dynamic, traditional Japanese art that is effective when applied to self-defense and also serves as an art of self-development. The Aikido course is designed to encourage focus, balance, respect and harmony within the body, mind and spirit by developing a repertoire of coordinated, flowing body movements to neutralize aggression with minimal harm.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu emphasizes taking an opponent to the ground and utilizing ground fighting techniques and submission holds involving joint locks and chokeholds also found in numerous other arts with or without ground fighting emphasis. The premise is that most of the advantage of a larger, stronger opponent comes from superior reach and more powerful strikes, both of which are somewhat negated when grappling on the ground.
The Brazilian art of Capoeira combines martial arts, dance, music, acrobatics and philosophy. Students learn basic techniques, Capoeira music, acrobatics, Portuguese language and the unique customs and traditions of this exciting art form! Training Capoeira improves agility, fitness, flexibility and self-awareness. All levels of students are welcome, and classes are structured according to students’ background and experience.
Hap means coordination, Ki, power or energy and Do is the way or a path to follow through life. Hapkido is a Korean self defense system, not a sport. The system specializes in joint locks, throws, pressure points, submission techniques, kicking and strikes. Students will learn to harness their own energy (or chi) to defend themselves from any attacker. Through Hapkido students learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle through exercise, creating a unity between the mind, body, and spirit. The study of Martial Arts is a life long process, something that is never truly finished, that said, when the student is finished they should know themselves. However at the end of one quarter, people should be fairly skilled in the basics of self-defense such as fundamental strikes, kicks, throws and falls, plus escapes from holds and chokes.
No experience necessary. Please bring water. Uniform required. Uniforms can be purchased through the ARC Pro Shop. A double weave uniform is not required.
Wing Chun Kung Fu
Day/Time: Fridays & Sundays, 5–6:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $60* || Attention: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Wing Chun Kung Fu will have to be CANCELLED for Spring quarter. We apologize for the inconvenience and will issue refunds and transfers to everyone already registered. Please feel free to check out our other Martial Arts classes and we'll keep you updated for future quarters. Thank you for your understanding.
Location: Martial Arts Studio
Wing Chun Kung Fu is a Chinese martial art system for self-defense. It emphasizes relaxation, sensitivity, structure, and speed rather than force and strength. Wing Chun uses arm strikes, leg strikes, trapping and control techniques as part of its fighting arsenal. Legend has it that the style was created by a Shaolin nun named Ng Mui and was first taught to a young woman named Yim Wing Chun in order for her to defend herself against a local warlord. This story is very important in the practice of the art as it underscores the principle of not meeting strength with strength but with softness instead. From Ng Mui and Yim Wing Chun, the art continued to be passed down hundreds of years later to famous masters such as Ip Man and Bruce Lee. Wing Chun is ideal for any fitness level or experience level. Simple and easy to learn, practitioners become effective very quickly. No uniform required.
*Class is cancelled on 5/27 due to modified ARC Hours on Memorial Day Weekend. Price has been adjusted to reflect this cancellation.