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Martial Arts

Friday

Feb. 23

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

4:00PM–5:30PM

Wing Chun Kung Fu

6:00PM–9:00PM

Kendo

6:30PM–8:00PM

Kendo for Kids

6:30PM–8:00PM

Kendo Introduction

6:30PM–8:00PM

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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Schedule
(Jan. 2 – Apr. 28)
(upcoming for May. 1 – Aug. 28)

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Mon.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

4:00PM–5:30PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Fitness Boxing

5:00PM–6:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2A
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Aikido

6:00PM–8:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Aikido Introduction

6:00PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Tue.

Shotokan Karate

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Shotokan Karate Introduction

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Kendo

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo for Kids

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo Introduction

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Judo

7:15PM–8:45PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Shorinji Ryu Karate

7:15PM–8:45PM

CARSA Nike Serenity Studio
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Wed.

Fitness Boxing

5:00PM–6:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2A
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Aikido

6:00PM–8:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Aikido Introduction

6:00PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Fencing

6:00PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Thu.

Shotokan Karate

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Shotokan Karate Introduction

5:30PM–7:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Judo

7:15PM–8:45PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
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Fri.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

4:00PM–5:30PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
Register

 

Wing Chun Kung Fu

6:00PM–9:00PM

McKinnon Dance Studio
Register

 

Kendo

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
Register

 

Kendo for Kids

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
Register

 

Kendo Introduction

6:30PM–8:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
Register

 

Sat.

Shotokan 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

5:00PM–6:30PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Sun.

Kendo

3:00PM–5:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo for Kids

3:30PM–5:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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Kendo Introduction

3:30PM–5:00PM

CARSA Fieldhouse
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This schedule is for the next term/session of programs beginning May 1. Please note this schedule is subject to change.

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Note: There are no programs on Jan. 1, Feb. 19, Mar. 29, Mar. 31, Apr. 1 due to holidays.

Programs

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Aikido

Aikido

$118

Evolving from traditional samurai arts, Aikido is a non-violent Japanese martial art that emphasizes harmony and neutralizing conflict. It focuses on redirecting an opponent's energy rather than overpowering them. Aikido techniques involve joint locks, throws, and immobilizations, utilizing the principle of "ki" or energy. Not dependent on physical size or strength, it promotes personal growth and peaceful resolution.

For more information on the program email: aikido@uvic.ca.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 13+ years

Instructor: Kent Ono
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 8 – April 29
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 14 weeks each
Time: Monday at 6:00PM–8:00PM • Wednesday at 6:00PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Aikido Introduction

Aikido Introduction

$60

Evolving from traditional samurai arts, Aikido is a non-violent Japanese martial art that emphasizes harmony and neutralizing conflict. It focuses on redirecting an opponent's energy rather than overpowering them. Aikido techniques involve joint locks, throws, and immobilizations, utilizing the principle of "ki" or energy. Not dependent on physical size or strength, it promotes personal growth and peaceful resolution.

Contact aikido@uvic.ca for program specifics.

Requirements: None

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 16+ years

Instructor: Josh Hayes
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 15 – March 13
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 16 Sessions each
Time: Monday at 6:00PM–7:00PM • Wednesday at 6:00PM–7:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

$118

A sport martial art and system of self-defense. This cornerstone of mixed martial arts training was originally designed to allow a smaller person to defend against a larger, stronger attacker in a realistic manner. Experience an exhilarating workout in a completely recreational and highly social setting.

Requirements: None

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Instructor: Fletcher
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 8 – April 8
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Monday at 4:00PM–5:30PM • Friday at 4:00PM–5:30PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Fencing

Fencing

$155

Work on your footwork, drills, attack & defense. You will train alongside other levels of fencing participants. This course is intended for non-UVIC students and community members looking to continue their fencing training. Previous fencing experience required. When possible please bring your own fencing equipment.

Requirements: No previous fencing experience required.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Orion Stone-McNeil and Ali Ulker
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 10 – April 6
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 15 weeks each
Time: Wednesday at 6:00PM–8:00PM • Saturday at 5:00PM–8:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Fencing for Beginners

Fencing for Beginners

$155

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.

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 welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Gerald Luxton, Veronika Ho, Orion Stone-McNeil and Ali Ulker
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 20 – April 6
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 14 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 5:00PM–6:30PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Fitness Boxing

Fitness Boxing

$90

Learn more about the sweet science of boxing! This program uses boxing wraps, gloves, skipping ropes and general calisthenics to get your heart rate soaring. Learn the proper stance, while developing your footwork and hand eye coordination all while getting an excellent workout! Participants will train with various drills using ropes, body weight training, and working with focus pads. Must have 16oz gloves, skipping rope and hand wraps.

Requirements: All participants must have 16oz gloves, wraps and a skipping rope. We have partnered with a local provider should you require the aforementioned gear. Package for new gloves, wraps and a rope is $55 and can be added on to the program if necessary.

Class level: All welcome.

Youth welcome: 17+ years

Instructor: Declan Smyth
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse Zone 2A
Dates: January 10 – April 8
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Monday at 5:00PM–6:00PM • Wednesday at 5:00PM–6:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Judo

Judo

$118

This beginner judo class will focus on competitive preparation including randori, drills and technical instruction. Instruction will be delivered by NCCP certified coaches experienced in Judo competition. No minimum Rank. The beginners to judo but intermediate or advanced level in other grappling sports, including judo can join the program upon head instructor’s approval.

Please consult with Darren Lee on the first day of the practice.

Requirements: None

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 14+ years

Instructor: Sydney Grevatt
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 9 – April 11
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 12 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 7:15PM–8:45PM • Thursday at 7:15PM–8:45PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo

Kendo

$143

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.

Read more about Kendo and the programs.

Class level: Intermediate.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 2 – April 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 16 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 WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo for Kids

Kendo for Kids

$118

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.

Read more about Kendo and the programs.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 6-16 years years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 2 – April 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 16 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Sunday at 3:30PM–5:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Kendo Introduction

Kendo Introduction

$66

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

Read more about Kendo and the programs.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Daisuke Hayashi
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: January 9 – March 8
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Friday at 6:30PM–8:00PM • Sunday at 3:30PM–5:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shorinji Ryu Karate

Shorinji Ryu Karate

$90

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.

Read more about Shorinji Ryu Karate and the program.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Instructor: Aaron Usatch
Location: CARSA Nike Serenity Studio
Dates: January 9 – April 16
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 14 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 7:15PM–8:45PM

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YOUTH WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shotokan Karate

Shotokan Karate

$143

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 welcome: 12+ years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 9 – April 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 16 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 5:30PM–7:00PM • Thursday at 5:30PM–7:00PM • Saturday at 11:00AM–1:00PM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shotokan Karate for Kids

Shotokan Karate for Kids

$85

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 welcome: 5-11 years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 13 – April 27
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 14 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 9:30AM–11:00AM

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Shotokan Karate Introduction

Shotokan Karate Introduction

$66

Follow traditional methods incorporating kihon (basics), kata (forms) and kumite (sparring) to improve strength and mental character. This class is intended for novice practitioners or students interested in learning the basics of Shotokan Karate.

Class level: Beginner. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 12+ years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 9 – March 7
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 8 weeks each
Time: Tuesday at 5:30PM–7:00PM • Thursday at 5:30PM–7:00PM

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Vikes racquet sport programs - Wing Chun Kung Fu

Wing Chun Kung Fu

$118

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!

Read more about Wing Chun Kung Fu and the program.

Class level: All welcome. Beginner friendly 😊.

Instructor: Reza Terani and Ray Van Raamsdonk
Location: McKinnon Dance Studio
Dates: January 12 – April 26
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 15 weeks each
Time: Friday at 6:00PM–9:00PM

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All prices valid as of September 1, 2023. All prices include GST.

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