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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.

Not sure which club is for you? Attend the first two classes of any club program (excluding youth Taekwondo) for free!

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
All Ranks Mon / Wed / Fri 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Semester: $130 Register

Location: Virtual, in-person 2/28/2022

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
All Ranks Mon / Wed / Fri 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Semester: $130 Register

Location: 251 Hearst, In Person on 2/2/22

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 100 million participants in over 210 countries with the World Taekwondo (International Sports Federation for Taekwondo).

Offering Days Times Price Action
White, Yellow, Green and Blue Belts Tue / Thu 5:00 – 6:30 pm Semester: $130 Register
Red & Black Belts Tue / Thu

6:30-8:00 pm

Semester: $130 Register
All Ranks Sat 9:00 – 10:30 pm    

Location: 145 RSF and the Combatives Room at the RSF In-person 2/1/22 for Tue/Thu classes, 2/5/22 for Sat classes

 

Taekwondo for Youth (Ages 6 – 16) 

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 100 million participants in over 210 countries with the World Taekwondo (International Sports Federation for Taekwondo). Registration for Youth Taekwondo is available in CampDoc.

Offering Days Times Price Registration

Mon / Wed

Mon/Wed:  4:00 – 5:00PM

Semester: $350 Register
Tue / Thu

Tue/Thu:  4:00 – 5:00PM

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. In-person on 2/1/22 for Tue/Thu classes and 2/2/22 for Mon/Wed classes.

 

Taiji

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

Offering Days Times Price Action
All Ranks Tue 6 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. Semester: $130 Register
All Ranks  Sun 9:30 a.m – 11 a.m    

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
Beginner Mon / Wed 

7:00-8:30 pm

Semester: $130 Register
Intermediate / Advanced  Mon / Wed

8:30-10:00 pm

Semester: $130 Register
All Ranks Fri

7:00-10:00 pm

   

Location: 228 Hearst, In Person on 2/2/22

Self-Defense 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
All Ranks Mon / Wed 

6:00-7:00 pm

Semester: $130 Register
All Ranks Fri 

5:45-7:00 pm

   
All Ranks Sun

3:00-5:00 pm

   

Location: Virtual

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