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UC Martial Arts Program

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

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
Students Tue / Thu / Sat See schedule below Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Tue / Thu / Sat See schedule below Semester: $190 Register

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

 

Taekwondo for Youth (Ages 6 – 16) 

(Fall Semester: Tuesday, August 31st – Saturday, December 4th)

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. Registration for Youth Taekwondo is available in CampDoc.

Offering Days Times Price Registration

Mon / Wed / Sat

Mon/Wed:  4:00 – 5:00PM

Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:00AM*

Semester: $350 Register
Tue / Thu / Sat

Tue/Thu:  4:00 – 5:00PM

Saturdays: 9:00 – 10:00AM*

Semester: $350 Register

*Purchase of Beginner and Intermediate & Low Advance Youth Taekwondo classes includes an optional Saturday morning session. The Saturday morning session is not required.

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

 

Judo

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

Offering Days Times Price Action
Students Mon / Wed / Fri 7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Mon / Wed / Fri 7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. Semester: $190 Register

Location: Virtual

 

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
Students Mon / Wed / Fri 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Mon / Wed / Fri 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Semester: $190 Register

Location: 251 Hearst

 

Taiji

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

Offering Days Times Price Action
Students Mon / Wed / Fri 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Mon / Wed / Fri 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Semester: $190 Register

Location: Virtual

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
Students Mon / Wed / Fri See schedule below Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Mon / Wed / Fri See schedule below Semester: $190 Register

Location: 228 Hearst

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
Students Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun See schedule below Semester: $130 Register
Faculty/Staff Mon / Wed / Fri / Sun See schedule below Semester: $190 Register

Location: Virtual

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