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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.

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsMon / Wed / Fri7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Semester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffMon / Wed / Fri7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Semester: $190Register
AlumniMon / Wed / Fri7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Semester: $190Register
Community & YouthMon / Wed / Fri7 p.m. – 8:40 p.m.Semester: $250Register

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.

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsMon / Wed / Fri6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Semester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffMon / Wed / Fri6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Semester: $190Register
AlumniMon / Wed / Fri6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Semester: $190Register
Community & YouthMon / Wed / Fri6 p.m. – 8 p.m.Semester: $250Register

Location: 251 Hearst

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.

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsTue / Thu / SatSee schedule belowSemester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffTue / Thu / SatSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
AlumniTue / Thu / SatSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
Community & YouthTue / Thu / SatSee schedule belowSemester: $250Register

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

Taiji

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

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsMon / Wed / Fri8 p.m. – 10 p.m.Semester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffMon / Wed / Fri8 p.m. – 10 p.m.Semester: $190Register
AlumniMon / Wed / Fri8 p.m. – 10 p.m.Semester: $190Register
Community & YouthMon / Wed / Fri8 p.m. – 10 p.m.Semester: $250Register

Location: 251 Hearst

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.

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsMon / Wed / FriSee schedule belowSemester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffMon / Wed / FriSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
AlumniMon / Wed / FriSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
Community & YouthMon / Wed / FriSee schedule belowSemester: $250Register

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.

OfferingDaysTimesPriceAction
StudentsMon / Wed / Fri / SunSee schedule belowSemester: $130Register
Faculty/StaffMon / Wed / Fri / SunSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
AlumniMon / Wed / Fri / SunSee schedule belowSemester: $190Register
Community & YouthMon / Wed / Fri / SunSee schedule belowSemester: $250Register

Location: 145 RSF

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