Join the internationally recognized, experienced, knowledgeable, and certified UC Martial Arts instructional staff at our UC Martial Arts Youth Camp.
Registration for the 2019 camp season will open January 30 at 12 p.m. Join our mailing list to stay connected with updates on registration, new activities and more.
About This Camp
Our camp goals are to improve quality instruction, techniques and knowledge of martial arts; encourage youth to enrich their lives through fitness of mind and body by training in the martial arts; and promote the development of positive personal character. Students will be immersed in the different martial art experiences of Judo, Taekwondo, and Yongmudo.
Ages & Eligibility
Campers must be ages 6-16 (by December 1, 2019) in order to register for this camp. All levels are welcome!
One-Week – $450
Two-Week – $650
Summer camps run from early June through early August. For session dates, and to register and pay for camps, please visit the UC Rec Sports page.
All martial arts classes require a uniform. Uniforms are $30 and can be purchased the first day of camp.
Martial Arts campers will have Judo, Taekwondo, or Yongmudo training each day. Taekwondo sparring will be available, but only for advanced Taekwondo students Campers will also have after-program activities, such as: drawing, crafts, reading, hula hoop, jump rope, homework, watching Martial Arts videos. There will also be activities held outside: freeze tag, basketball, frisbee golf, soccer, and more
Taekwondo, “the way of foot and fist,” is based on ancient Korean methods of self-defense. It emphasizes flexibility and kicking techniques, but hand techniques are also widely employed. A means of self-defense, physical conditioning, recreation, and mental discipline, Taekwondo is recognized not only as a superior martial art, but also as an exciting sport with powerful kicks and punches that emphasizes continuous action, endurance, skill, and sportsmanship. Taekwondo has been a medal event since the 2000 Olympics.
Judo, “the way of gentleness,” is a modern sport based on Jujitsu, the ancient Japanese art of self-defense. Judo consists of standing throws and complex grappling techniques, used both offensively and defensively, as well as falling techniques for safety. It is a vigorous competitive sport that requires both physical and mental endurance. Judo is practiced by people of all ages and has been in the Olympic games since 1964.
Yongmudo techniques are modern, open, and dynamic, combining the martial arts of Taekwondo, Judo, Tsirum, Kumdo, and others to develop a futuristic way of self-defense through physical, psychological, spiritual, and mental training with up- to-date scientific knowledge.