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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, Series Classes 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 (Winter Quarter 2019)
|Sale Date||Instructional Dates||Registration Deadline||Location|
|December 14th||January 7th – January 13th||January 27th 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 (January 7th - January 13th) 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 January 27th. Any transfer requests or exceptions to the registration deadline need to be submitted to the Fitness & Wellness Center.
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.
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.
**Note: Price has been pro-rated to accommodate class cancellation on Sunday, January 20th, due to MLK Holiday Weekend and facility closure, as well as class cancellation on Sunday, February 17th, due to President's Weekend and facility closure.