Martial Arts

 
 

The UC Martial Arts program is dedicated to providing outstanding martial arts instruction to the UC Berkeley campus and surrounding community.

 

About the Program

The UC Martial Arts program is a world renowned leader in the promotion, development, and overall growth of the martial arts, and is a model for other universities.

New members and all levels are welcome to take part! Beginners usually practice at different times than the more advanced students, so be sure to check the UC Martial Arts Judo webpage for specific workout times.
 

Judo

Based on the ancient Japanese art of self-defense called Jujitsu, Judo concentrates on throws, ground work and falling techniques in addition to physical conditioning and total health.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Mon / Wed / Fri 7 – 8:40 p.m. Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Mon / Wed / Fri 7 – 8:40 p.m. Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Mon / Wed / Fri 7 – 8:40 p.m. Semester: $220 Register

 
Location: 145 RSF.
 

Karate

Karate, the Japanese art of self-defense, focuses on kicking, punching, blocking and other combative techniques. Board breaking is practiced as a demonstration of mental discipline and good technique. Of ancient origin, Karate is practiced throughout the world in many different styles. At Cal, all styles of Karate are incorporated into one general class.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Mon / Wed / Fri 6 – 8 p.m. Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Mon / Wed / Fri 6 – 8 p.m. Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Mon / Wed / Fri 6 – 8 p.m. Semester: $220 Register

 
Location: 251 Hearst Gym
 

Taekwondo

Taekwondo, “the way of foot and fist,” is based on the ancient Korean methods of self-defense. Taekwondo is an official Olympic sport and is a rapidly developing martial art. There are currently 70 million participants in over 188 countries with the World Taekwondo Federation.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Tue / Thu / Sat See Below Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Tue / Thu / Sat See Below Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Tue / Thu / Sat See Below Semester: $220 Regsiter

 
Location: 145 RSF and the Combatives Room at the RSF.
 

Levels Days Times
White & Blue Belts Tue / Thu 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Poomsae & Demo Practice Tue / Thu 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. (135 RSF)
Red & Black Belts Tue / Thu 8 – 9:30 p.m.
All Levels Sat 9 – 10:30 a.m.


 

Taiji

Taiji, a Chinese martial art, emphasizes balance and coordination, reduces stress and improves health.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Mon / Wed / Fri 8 – 10 p.m. Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Mon / Wed / Fri 8 – 10 p.m. Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Mon / Wed / Fri 8 – 10 p.m. Semester: $220 Register

 
Location: 251 Hearst Gym
 

Wushu

Wushu means “martial arts” and, in ancient times, was used primarily as a form of combat in China.  Now it is a contemporary art form that is aesthetically pleasing, visually exciting and physically demanding. It is a challenging fusion of Chinese martial arts and performance.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Mon / Wed / Fri See Below Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Mon / Wed / Fri See Below Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Mon / Wed / Fri See Below Semester: $220 Register

 
Location: 220 Hearst Gym.
 

Levels Days Times
Beginners Mon / Wed 7 – 8:30 p.m.
Intermediate & Advanced Mon / Wed 8:30 – 10 p.m.
All Levels Fri 7 – 10 p.m.


 

Yongmudo

Yongmudo is a Korean self-defense oriented discipline that makes use of wrist twisting, joint locks, kicks, punches, holds, rolls, and fall through techniques that are modern, open, and dynamic. The martial arts of Taekwondo, Judo, Tsirum and others are combined to develop self-defense through physical, psychological, spiritual and mental training.
 

Offering Days Times Price Action
UC Berkeley Students Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun See Below Semester: $120 Register
UC Berkeley FacStaff & Alumni Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun See Below Semester: $170 Register
Community
Youth
Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun See Below Semester: $220 Register

 
Location: 145 RSF.
 

Days Times
Wed / Fri 7 – 8 a.m.
Mon / Wed / Fri 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Sun 3 – 5 p.m.


 

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