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Martial Arts Programs

Whether you're new to martial arts and looking to learn a new skill or continue your training here at the University of Guelph, our talented instructors will demonstrate the skills for each in a safe and inclusive manner. 

Summer Registration now open!  Program details viewable below if offered in the Summer.

Fall Registration will open Aug 26, 2024 @ 6:30am!  Program details viewable below.

Winter Registration will open Nov 25, 2024 @ 6:30am!  Program details viewable below subject to change prior to Nov. 1st.  

Below Activities require registration & fees apply.  

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art focusing on grappling techniques, including throws, wrestling takedowns, joint locks, choke holds, and other self-defense 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 sparring, in roughly equal amounts. No previous martial arts or athletic experience is required; beginners are welcome!

Activity Details

34509 - May 13, 2024 to July 24, 2024

34021 - September 16, 2024 to November 25, 2024

34392 - January 13, 2025 to March 26, 2025

Karate

Karate originated in Japan and is an unarmed martial-arts discipline employing kicking, striking & defensive blocking with arms & legs. Emphasis is on concentrating as much of the body's power as possible at the point & instant of impact. Karate is known for emphasizing the mental aspects of the discipline as well as values like courtesy & respect. This class will focus on the traditional karate styles under the supervision of experienced Goju-Ryu & Shotokan instructors. It is a great place to improve yourself & meet amazing friends. 20 classes.

Activity Details

33141 - May 13, 2024 to July 24, 2024

34023 - September 16, 2024 to November 25, 2024

34394 - January 13, 2025 to March 26, 2025

Self-Defense Class

Gain knowledge of how to stay safe with emphasis on the practice of useful skills through which greater confidence is also acquired. While some discussion takes place, it is a very practical program. The basic philosophy of this program is to evade & escape, strike with arms & hands, pinch, head butt, kick to lower legs, as well as fight from the ground and safely fall & roll. * Registration ends 1 week prior to start date.

Activity Details

34025 - September 28, 2024

34397 - January 25, 2025

Tae Kwon Do - Beginner

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 is geared towards beginners or those who have previously practiced Taekwondo and are looking to refresh the basics.

Activity Details

34026 - September 17, 2024 to November 26, 2024

34398 - January 14, 2025 to March 27, 2025

Tae Kwon Do - Intermediate/Advanced

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 those with more experience, such as intermediate/ advanced or those looking to challenge their skills.

Activity Details

34027 - September 17, 2024 to November 26, 2024

34399 - January 14, 2025 to March 27, 2025

Self Defense

Gain knowledge of how to stay safe with emphasis on the practice of useful skills to gain confidence. While some discussion takes place, it is a very practical program. The basic philosophy of this program is to evade & escape, strike with arms & hands, pinch, head butt, kick to lower legs, as well as fight from the ground and safely fall & roll.

Self Defense

Gain knowledge of how to stay safe with emphasis on the practice of useful skills to gain confidence. While some discussion takes place, it is a very practical program. The basic philosophy of this program is to evade & escape, strike with arms & hands, pinch, head butt, kick to lower legs, as well as fight from the ground and safely fall & roll.

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).

Self Defense
Tae Kwon Do
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