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Vikes Athletics and Recreation - Martial Arts at Vikes Active Living

Martial Arts

Friday

Apr. 19

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. 30)
(upcoming for May. 1 – Aug. 31)

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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 Apr. 1, May. 20, Jul. 1, Aug. 5 due to holidays.

Programs

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YOUTH WELCOME

Vikes racquet sport programs - Aikido

Aikido

$65

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: May 1 – June 26
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 WELCOME ACCESSIBLE

Vikes racquet sport programs - Fencing

Fencing

$80

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: Intermediate. Beginner friendly 😊.

Youth welcome: 15+ years

Equipment: Necessary equipment is provided.

Instructor: Ali Ulker
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 1 – June 29
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 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

$80

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: May 4 – June 29
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 weeks each
Time: Saturday at 5:00PM–6:30PM

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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: May 3 – August 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: May 3 – August 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: May 7 – June 30
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 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 welcome: 12+ years

Instructor: Jessica Moore
Location: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 2 – August 29
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

$45

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: CARSA Nike Team Serenity Studio
Dates: May 4 – June 29
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 9 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: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 7 – June 29
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: CARSA Fieldhouse
Dates: May 3 – August 30
Program intervals: Runs 1 time(s) for 16 weeks each
Time: Friday at 6:00PM–8:00PM • Tuesday at 6:00PM–8:00PM

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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.