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CRU (Campus Recreation and Unions) Membership, formerly known as ARC Membership, incorporates the amenities and services of the ARC and other CRU 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, CRU Members enjoy free access to Intramural (IM) Sports, the Rec Pool and Hickey Pool. To explore your own CRU lifestyle, visit cru.ucdavis.edu/crumembership.
Martial Arts Series (Spring 2017)
|Sale Date||Instructional Dates||Registration Deadline||Location|
|March 26th||April 3rd–June 8th||April 14th||Martial Arts Studio / Dance 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 CRU membership is required to attend classes all throughout the year, including summers.
Class registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on April14th. All transfer requests need to be submitted to the Fitness & Wellness Center by April 14 at noon. No transfers will be considered after this date.
Self Defense: All Levels
In an atmosphere of support, come experience and learn the ability to identify, assess, engage, and escape threats from every direction. With awareness and evasion as our number one goals; we will practice verbal tactics for de-escalation, physical strategies for dealing with standing or ground confrontations and practicing these techniques in simulated attack scenarios. No experience necessary! All levels, genders and abilities are encouraged and welcome to attend!
Shorin Ryu Karate
Shorin Ryu is a traditional Okinawan karate style that uses strikes, kicks, joint manipulation and takedowns. We will do moving drills, punching and kicking bag work, 2-person drills/ self-defense and kata (forms). If you are looking for a class that’ll keep you moving, improve your flexibility and coordination while having fun, this is it. Regardless of your fitness level (fitness freak or couch potato, or anywhere in between), or your experience (previous martial training or none), this class will provide a great challenge and learning experience. .
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.
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
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.