Join the internationally recognized, experienced, knowledgeable, and certified UC Martial Arts instructional staff at our UC Martial Arts Youth Camp.
Year-Round Youth Programs and Camps for Summer 2020 Cancelled – Due to COVID-19 considerations, Rec Sports has cancelled all in-person youth programming (all summer camps as well as year-round Archery, Recreational and Competitive Gymnastics, Skate Classes, and Swimming Lessons) for summer 2020. For more information, read our FAQs.
About This Camp
Our camp goals are to improve quality instruction, techniques, and knowledge of martial arts; encourage youth to enrich their lives through fitness of mind and body by training in the martial arts; and promote the development of positive personal character. Students will be immersed in the different martial art experiences of Judo, Taekwondo, and Yongmudo.
Ages & Eligibility
Campers must be ages 6-16 (by December 1, 2020) in order to register for this camp. All levels are welcome!
One-Week – $450
Two-Week – $650
Four-Week – $1,200
Eight-Week – $2,000
Location: Recreational Sports Facility (RSF)
- Camp Structure & Activities
All martial arts classes require a uniform. Uniforms are $30 and can be purchased the first day of camp.
Martial Arts campers will have Judo, Taekwondo, or Yongmudo training each day. Taekwondo sparring will be available, but only for advanced Taekwondo students. Campers will also have after-program activities, such as drawing, crafts, reading, hula hoop, jump rope, homework, watching Martial Arts videos. There will also be activities held outside: freeze tag, basketball, frisbee golf, soccer, and more.
- Martial Arts Disciplines
Taekwondo, “the way of foot and fist,” is based on ancient Korean methods of self-defense. It emphasizes flexibility and kicking techniques, but hand techniques are also widely employed. A means of self-defense, physical conditioning, recreation, and mental discipline, Taekwondo is recognized not only as a superior martial art, but also as an exciting sport with powerful kicks and punches that emphasizes continuous action, endurance, skill, and sportsmanship. Taekwondo has been a medal event since the 2000 Olympics.
Judo, “the way of gentleness,” is a modern sport based on Jujitsu, the ancient Japanese art of self-defense. Judo consists of standing throws and complex grappling techniques, used both offensively and defensively, as well as falling techniques for safety. It is a vigorous competitive sport that requires both physical and mental endurance. Judo is practiced by people of all ages and has been in the Olympic games since 1964.
Yongmudo techniques are modern, open, and dynamic, combining the martial arts of Taekwondo, Judo, Tsirum, Kumdo, and others to develop a futuristic way of self-defense through physical, psychological, spiritual, and mental training with up-to-date scientific knowledge.