Dance and Martial Arts classes provide an opportunity to try something new or continue skill development while having fun. These classes enhance the lifestyles of CSU students and Student Recreation Center Members through health and fitness.
Participants in Dance and Martial Arts classes must be Student Rec Center members and are required to sign a waiver prior to participation.
If a class is cancelled by Campus Rec due to low enrollment, a full refund is provided.
Before you register for a class, be sure to familiarize yourself with our refund policies. Refund information can be located in the Campus Rec Policy Handbook located at the Student Rec Center Service Center or by asking staff members at the Service Center.
A variety of courses are offered during the fall and spring semesters, ranging from Hip Hop and Shotokan Karate, to Studio Dance and Boxing. See below for the summer 2017 course offerings and check back in August to see the full fall schedule.
Aikido is a traditional Japanese martial art based on the principles of universal harmony and non-violence. It is a highly effective form of self-defense that requires minimal forces because it uses an attackers own size and strength against them. There is no wild kicking or punching in Aikido and it can be practiced by men and women of all ages. Aikido can be highly aerobic and with Ukemi, “The art of falling”, students will be learning to protect themselves by safely rolling or falling during the techniques. Bring a willingness to learn and most importantly, have fun! As a beginning student, please wear comfortable athletic clothing preferably long sleeves and pants. You will eventually decide to invest in a gi to further your training and safety.
No class on July 4
Judo, the “gentle way,” was developed in Japan in 1884. It incorporates standing and matwork techniques, combining throws, hold downs, chokes, and armbars with intense workouts. Students learn to maximize their own power and efficiency while using opponents’ strength against them, making it an effective means of self-defense. Judo has been an Olympic sport since 1964. Judo is an excellent way to develop physical and mental discipline. Beginners and experienced students are welcome.
Campus Recreation fitness classes and personal training sessions are suitable for all fitness levels and do not require previous experience. Our instructors are trained to challenge participants; however, please remember to listen to and honor your body's strengths, weaknesses, or any existing injuries. If you feel discomfort or dizziness, discontinue exercising and notify the instructor.