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Martial Arts

Thursday

May. 26

Shotokan Karate

5:30PM–7:00PM

Develop self-confidence, self-discipline, and fitness through martial arts.

With a community-based approach, our programs are open to UVic students and the general public, with advanced participants working alongside beginners.

We offer a variety of martial arts taught by experienced instructors who integrate discipline, precision, power, and self-defense into every lesson. Classes include but are not limited to: Aikido, Kendo, Wing Chun Kung Fu, Shotokan Karate, Shorinji Ryu Karate, Judo, Fencing, Fitness Boxing, Women’s Self Defence and Women’s Fitness Kickboxing as well as kid’s programs.

All levels are welcome, read program descriptions for more info.

View the Martial Arts schedule and programs.

Please note: These martial arts programs are not included in Vikes Fit, Vikes Climb, Vikes Fit Plus or Vikes All-In memberships.

Contact

Questions about martial arts at Vikes Active Living?

Email: vikesrec@uvic.ca

Location

Martial arts take place in various areas in the CARSA and McKinnon building. Check individual program details for exact location. View map.

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We also have fencing club if you are looking for more martial arts options.

Martial Arts schedule   May 2 – August 31

Mon.

Aikido

6:00PM–8:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Tue.

Shotokan Karate

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Kendo

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo Introduction

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo for Kids

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Shorinji Ryu Karate

7:00PM–8:30PM

CARSA Gwynne Movement Studio
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Wed.

Fencing

6:00PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Aikido

6:00PM–8:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Thu.

Shotokan Karate

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Fri.

Wing Chun Kung Fu

6:00PM–8:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Kendo

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo Introduction

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo for Kids

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Sat.

Karate for Kids

9:30AM–11:00AM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Shotokan Karate

11:00AM–1:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Fencing

5:00PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Fencing for Beginners

5:30PM–7:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Sun.

Kendo

3:00PM–5:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo for Kids

3:00PM–5:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Note: There are no programs on May 23, Jul. 1, Aug. 1 due to holidays.

Programs

Find something you like? Click on the Register button and we will see you there!

YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Aikido

Aikido

$63

This Japanese art focuses on neutralizing rather than “winning” the conflict. Evolving from traditions of the samurai arts it focuses on perfecting the spirit.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth: 13+ years

Instructor: Hilary Dawson and Perry Plewes
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: May 2 – June 29
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Monday at 6:00PM–8:00PM • Wednesday at 6:00PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Fencing

Fencing

$74

Work on your footwork, drills, attack & defense. You will train alongside other levels of fencing participants.

Requirements: No previous fencing experience required.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Orion Stone-McNeil and Ali Ulker
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 4 – August 31
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 6:00PM–8:00PM • Saturday at 5:00PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Fencing for Beginners

Fencing for Beginners

$74

Intended for non-UVic Students and community members looking to learn the basics of fencing. For those with little or no fencing experience. Learn the basics of the sport, including movement, grip, positioning & drills. You will train alongside other levels of fencing participants. Some fencing foil types and gear provided. Instructors: Gerald Luxton, Veronika Ho, Orion Stone-McNeil & Ali Ulker.

Please note: Children under the age of 16 will require the approval of the instructors.

Requirements: No previous fencing experience required.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Orion Stone-McNeil and Ali Ulker
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 7 – August 27
Program intervals: Runs 2 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 5:30PM–7:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Karate for Kids

Karate for Kids

$38

Karate is fun for kids! And it is a great way to develop motor skills, physical activity, discipline and respect. Ages 5 to 11.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 5-11 years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: May 7 – June 25
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 7 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–11:00AM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo

Kendo

$130

Using shinai (bamboo swords) develop your awareness, centeredness, wholeheartedness, endurance, concentration, respect for others, and self-confidence. This class is for intermediate to advanced participants and will combine with the Kendo for Kids program.

Class level: Intermediate.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 1 – August 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 17 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Sunday at 3:00PM–5:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo for Kids

Kendo for Kids

$110

A great way for your child to learn about focus and respect, all while staying active and having fun! Designed for children aged 6 to 16.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 6-16 years years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 1 – August 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 17 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Sunday at 3:00PM–5:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo Introduction

Kendo Introduction

$52

Learn the basics of the sport of kendo. Equipment provided. No experience necessary.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 3 – June 24
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shorinji Ryu Karate

Shorinji Ryu Karate

$63

This Japanese martial art focuses on energy (Chi) meditation, martial science, philosophy and history. Standing and ground self-defense techniques are explored. No experience required.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth: 15+ years

Instructor: Aaron Usatch
Location: CARSA Gwynne Movement Studio
Dates: May 3 – June 28
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 7:00PM–8:30PM

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YOUTH ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate

$135

Follow traditional methods incorporating kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) to improve strength and mental character. This class is for intermediate to advanced participants.

Class level: Intermediate.

Youth: 12+ years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: May 3 – August 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 18 each
Time: Tuesday at 5:30PM–7:00PM • Thursday at 5:30PM–7:00PM • Saturday at 11:00AM–1:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu

$94

Popularized by Bruce Lee, this Chinese martial art is simple, quick, effective and economical. The complete art can be learned in less than six months. Open to all levels. Beginners welcome!

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Instructor: Reza Terani and Ray Van Raamsdonk
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: May 6 – August 26
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 17 weeks each
Time: Friday at 6:00PM–8:00PM

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All prices valid as of May 2, 2022. All prices include GST.

Please review the Vikes Athletics and Recreation policies before participating in Vikes martial arts programs.