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Martial Arts

Attend the same class at the same time each week.  Additional fees are applicable and registration is required for the following Martial Arts Activities.  An Athletics Base Membership is required to register.
 

Martial Arts

Muay Thai
Kendo
Jiu Jitsu
Aikido

Karate

This Japanese discipline is intended to build physical and emotional strength, develop character, and provide an effective method for self-defense. Participants in this course will receive instruction in the traditional art of Gojukai Karate. Course fee includes the cost of a membership in Gojukai Canada. Participants will need to either bring or purchase a Gi (karate suit).

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Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art focusing on grappling including throws, joint locks, and compression techniques. This discipline emphasizes technique and leverage over strength making it an effective means of self-defense for smaller individuals fending off larger aggressors. Classes consist of a warm-up, technical lessons, and practice in roughly equal amounts. No previous martial arts or athletic experience is required; beginners are welcome!

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Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do (also known as Taekwondo) is the art of self defense that originated in Korea. It is recognized as one of the oldest forms of martial arts in the world, reaching back over 2,000 years. The name was selected for its appropriate description of the art: Tae (foot), Kwon (hand), Do (art). This course accommodates all skill levels. Grading opportunities are offered at the end of each semester.

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Aikido

This Japanese discipline is intended to utilize the force of an attack including exercises with a ken (sword) and jo (stick), but the main emphasis is on unarmed defense against unarmed/armed attack. The World Aikido Federation through the Canadian Aikido Federation certifies all ranks awarded at Guelph. Thus, participants can continue practicing throughout U.S., Europe, & Asia.

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Kendo

Kendo, also widely known as Kumdo (in Korea) stands for 'The way of Sword'. This form of martial art emphasizes the mind, body, and ki (the inner energy) and utilizes them in harmony to train the way of swords. Beginners are expected to purchase & train with a bamboo sword (Shinai) and become familiarized with Bogu (Kendo Armour) and actively train in sparring & advanced techniques. The Shinai can be purchased at Client Services.

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