The Martial Arts Club at the Universtity of Arkansas trains its students in self-defense and other martial arts techniques, providing members with increased self-confidence, awareness, and overall health.
Beyond these organization goals are the six basic principles of Grand Master Han's Martial Arts system: Be Polite, Be Patient, Be Alert, Be Brave, Do Your Best, and Respect Yourself and others.
Thursdays 5-7pm HPER 320
President: Jeremy Curtis
Club E-mail: Younwha@uark.edu
Rob Wirges (2010-present)
James Birke (2012-present)
3rd place forms in SE Missouri Tournament
1st place forms and 2nd place sparring in 2011 Arkansas Championships
1st place sparring and 3rd place forms in 2011 Northwest Arkansas Championship
2nd place forms in 2012 Missouri Championship
1st place forms, 2nd place sparring, and 2nd place self defense in 2012 Northwest Arkansas Championship
Youn Wha Ryu is a traditional and complex self-defense system that goes beyond "kicking and punching." Students learn practical self-defense concepts that focus on increasing reaction, timing, speed and full-body power. The comprehensive curriculum includes the most effective and efficient techniques from Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Hwarang Do, Jiu-Jitsu, Aikido, Judo, Hapkido, Kendo, Tai Chi, and others. The dynamic classes combine both aerobic and anaerobic training and encourage the development of self-discipline, perseverance, balance, agility, coordination, flexibility and total-body strength. Training can be modified as needed for students to be able to participate regardless of age and ability level. The traditional family-oriented martial arts classes are approximately one-hour in length and follow a structured format. Rank promotion is an option for students who train consistently, learn all the required rank level curriculum, and receive instructor's recommendation. Promotional testings are judged by Master level instructors of the World Youn Wha Ryu Association.
Anyone interested in giving to any University of Arkansas club sport may contact UA Gift Services at 479-575-7970.
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For more information regarding Martial Arts at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, please contact the Club Sports Graduate Assistant, Mike Przydzial, at email@example.com / 479-575-7382.