Rec Class and Credit Class Descriptions

Martial Arts

Capoeira Kick

Class: Capoeira

Instructor: Joe Clark and Janelle Javier

SPRING 2014
3/1 - 4/30

Background of Capoeira:

Capoeira is a uniquely Brazilian martial art dating back to the 16th century with a growth in popularity in recent years partly due to exposure in film and television. Movements are graceful, almost dance-like combinations of kicks, throws, acrobatics, and ground movements that enhance awareness, flexibility, and strength. When learning Capoeira, a student will be exposed to a fighting style, music, and the Brazilian culture. Capoeira is most of all very fun and is a great workout for the body and the mind!

Class Description:

Classes start out with a warm up and stretching sessions to increase flexibility. The class is a group format but frequently encompasses work with partners. Students will learn foundational movements and escapes combined with sequences to mimic real Capoeira situations.

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Class: Jiu Jitsu

Instructor: Kellen Conlon

SPRING 2014
SESSION
3/3 - 4/30

Class Description:

Jiu Jitsu is a Brazilian martial art subset of submission grappling and wrestling. It has evolved over thousands of years like all wrestling related systems, and is now a popular sport. This is a no Gi Jiu Jitsu program for all levels. No Gi simply means wearing shorts and a t-shirt while practicing. This class will challenge you both physically and mentally, with martial arts exercises, drills, and self-defense techniques. This class is for all ages, sizes, and genders to train where you can learn at your own pace in a positive and safe environment.

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Judo

Class: Judo

Instructor: John Ramos

SPRING 2014
SESSION 1
SPRING 2014
SESSION 2
1/28 - 3/6 3/18 - 5/1

Background:

For those who are looking for a great workout, take this beginning study of grappling Martial Arts. The program has a basis in traditional Kodokan Judo with heavy influence of practical Judo/Jiu Jitsu. Students will be introduced to command and control techniques derived from the art as well as Dumog; a Filipino style of wrestling.

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Self Defense

Class: Self Defense Workshop

Instructor: Tom Blamey and John Ramos

SPRING 2014 Workshop
Friday, March 21, 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Class Description:

Empowerment is the goal of a good self-defense class. A class may point out what USUALLY works best in MOST situations, but each situation is unique and the final decision rests with the person actually confronted. This class will focus on methods of recognizing and avoiding dangers, as well as the acquisition of skills and strategies of an effective physical defense.  By the end of this class you will know more than 95% of American women about personal safety.   You are encouraged to share what you have learned with others, this will improve your understanding of the skills taught in this class.

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Tae Kwon Do

Class: Tae Kwon Do

Instructors: Tom Blamey

SPRING 2014
SESSION 1
SPRING 2014
SESSION 2
1/31 - 3/14 3/21 - 5/9

Tae Kwon Do Background:

Martial Arts

It is generally believed that techniques similar to what we now call "martial arts" were developed in the Far East many centuries ago. There has been much differentiation over time and any current martial art style is simply the most recent version of its predecessor. The term "martial" refers to the practical utility of techniques in combat. During peaceful times, practice for personal development, self-knowledge, and mind-body unity resulted in the "art".

A given martial art may be "hard" (powerful, strong, fast) or "soft" (smooth, flowing, dance-like). It may or may not include the use of weapons.  In free-style sparring, painful offensive blows may be delivered (this is called "contact" sparring) or withheld just short of the target (called "non-contact" sparring).

Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kwon Do is the modern derivation of older Korean martial arts. It means "the study of kicks and punches". As such, no weapons are used. Being partially based on the tiger, it is a strong, fast, and powerful – or a ""hard" martial art. Taught traditionally, it utilizes non-contact sparring to underscore safety and non-violence. All components of training are used to work through the "martial" and on to the "art".

Class Description:

The course will be based on a mixed martial arts platform, consisting of 90% Hard Style (Tae Kwon Do) and 10% Soft Style (Hapkido). 

A normal day would be broken into 3 parts:
   1. Warming up (cardio, flexibility, strength)
   2. Basics/Forms (stances, blocks, punches and kicks - both static and dynamic)
   3. Sparring (static and dynamic) and self defense.

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Fitness and Wellness

Man Preforming CPR on a model

Class: Group CPR/AED and First Aid

Instructor: Dan Jurman
Instructor email: jetscprfa [at] cs [dot] com

Class Description:

Perfect for Clubs, Sororities, Fraternities, or any Other Group.

Learn everything you need to know to be a basic CPR/AED and First Aid rescuer all in one day. This is the perfect class for families, friends, and anyone wanting to learn safety tips and procedures. The class consists of two parts: four hours of CPR/AED training and three hours of First Aid training.

The Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) portion of the class will teach you the skills needed to perform CPR on adults, children, and infants. You will learn the ABC's of a rescue, practice on dummies, and be given scenarios to test your knowledge. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) portion of the class will give you the skills to operate the computerized medical device. AEDs are becoming more commonly found at colleges, airports and local gyms. It is proven to help increase the chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. You will practice with a training AED unit which is very similar to the real thing.

The First Aid portion will teach you to recognize emergencies in the workplace or in the community and how to provide first aid assistance until medical professionals arrive. The class will consist of an educational video, instructor discussion and real life scenario practices.

At the conclusion of this course you will receive a course completion card through the American Heart Association and Medic First Aid valid for two years. You can certify for BLS healthcare provider in this class. Please let the instructor know immediately prior to the class and plan to stay after class to demonstrate a few additional skills and take a quiz.

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Class: Small Group TRX® and Synrgy 360® Training

Synrgy360 and TRX at ARC Express

Instructors: Jeff Hinshaw (TRX) and Chelsea Santos (Synrgy)

Synrgy 360®
Dates Times Cost
Tue & Thu 3/18 - 4/17 6:00-6:25pm $40 for 8 sessions
Tue & Thu

3/18 - 4/17

6:30-6:55pm

$40 for 8 sessions
TRX®
Dates Times Cost
Mon & Wed 3/17 - 4/16 5:00-5:25pm $40 for 8 sessions
Mon & Wed

3/17 - 4/16

5:30-5:55pm

$40 for 8 sessions
Wed & Fri

3/19 - 4/18

12:00-12:25pm

$40 for 8 sessions
Wed & Fri

3/19 - 4/18

12:30-12:55pm

$40 for 8 sessions

Class Description:

No waiting in line for these these fast, effective, small group classes at the ARC Express. Group maximum is eight people, so you get focused attention from the instructor. All fitness levels are welcome. Expect a rigorous circuit training workout using the hottest new equipment in the fitness industry. No classes during Spring Break.

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Sports

Runner on Track

Class: Half Marathon Training

Instructor: William Aaron

SPRING 2014
January 23 - April 24

Silver Strang Half Marathon Group

Above: Silver Strand Half Marathoners - Fall 2013.

Class Description:

This class may be taken for an SDSU Exercise and Nutritional Sciences credit unit. The program is designed for runners of all levels and abilities who are looking to improve their running form and efficiency, as well as their overall cardiovascular health. The class consists of a speed-based workout on the SDSU track every Thursday evening, and an endurance-based long distance run at the beach each Sunday morning. You will also receive a day-by-day running program, which will prepare you to run in the Silver Strand Half Marathon. Entry into the race is not included in the class fee. Participants will meet at the Aztrack (A.K.A The Sports Deck / PG-660).

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Tennis player on court

Class: Beginning Tennis

Instructor:

SUMMER 2014
SESSION 1 
SUMMER 2014
SESSION 2 
June 16 - July 3 July 14 - 31

Class Description:

No tennis experience? Beginning tennis is here to get you started playing this great game. This intro class covers all the basics such as rules, scoring, stroke, form, technique, positioning, and general play. Expect to learn and develop skills through small group activities and play other participants of similar skill set.

Tennis participation requires non-marking tennis shoes.

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Tennis court

Class: Intermediate Tennis

Instructor:

SUMMER 2014
SESSION 1 
SUMMER 2014
SESSION 2 
June 16 - July 3 July 14 - 31

Class Description:

Participants in Intermediate Tennis will work to refine technical form, positioning and mobility. Intermediate tennis lesson are structured to also develop and refine advanced shots and game strategy.

Tennis participation requires non-marking tennis shoes.

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Private Tennis Lessons for Adults and Children

Class: Private Tennis Lessons

Instructor:

 


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Class Description:

These lessons help your game move to the next level. Enjoy one-on-one instruction designed to meet your specific needs. Private lessons are scheduled on a first-come-first-served basis.

Register in person at the Aquaplex or by phone (619) 594-7946 (SWIM).


Swim Fit

Class: Swim Fit

Instructor: Jake Siegfried, Aquaplex Manager

SPRING 2014
1/22 - 5/9

Class Description:

Swim fitness class is a basic fitness swimming course for individuals who are interested in improving their swim training and swimming fitness level. Students do need to know how to swim and should feel comfortable swimming the four (4) competitive strokes (Front-crawl, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly).

This course will include some stroke improvement and refinement exercises but will mostly focus on different types of swim training for students to better understand how to improve their swimming fitness levels. 90% of the class will take place in the water swimming a variety of swim sets.

If you're looking to improve how you train or just interested in a great workout this is the class for you. Class can be taken for an SDSU ENS credit unit.

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Dance

Hip Hop Dance

Class: Hip Hop Dance

Instructor: Shannon Mulderig

SPRING 2014
SESSION 1 
SPRING 2014
SESSION 2 
1/23 - 3/6 3/20 - 5/1

Class Description:

This class may be taken for an SDSU Exercise and Nutritional Sciences credit unit. Learn to express yourself through music and dance, using the dynamic dance style of hip hop.  Increase your stamina and strength as you get down to the beats and break a sweat. You will have the chance to improve your ability to learn choreography and apply the moves to any song choice.  This class will help you to develop and create your own style, while keeping things light and fun.  All levels are encouraged to join.

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Belly Dance with Veil

Class: Belly Dance

Instructor: Katherine Sasseen

SPRING 2014
2/6 - 3/27

Class Description:

Get a great workout while having a fantastic time exploring this ancient style of dance. This low-impact cardio workout is an excellent core workout. Have fun while you tone your hips and belly. Veil work tones arms, while improving your posture and confidence.  Express yourself and tap into the grace and rhythms of your body as you learn fun dance combinations.  All levels and sizes are encouraged to join. See the video!

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SalsaFeet

Class: Salsa Dance (Beginning)

Instructor: John Nagel

SPRING 2014
2/4 - 3/25

Class Description:

This class may be taken for an SDSU Exercise and Nutritional Sciences credit unit. It all starts with taking the first step. Come get a taste of Salsa-Nightclub style and we promise you'll never look back. Latin dance is becoming very popular here in San Diego where there is a venue for Salsa dancing every night of the week. People of all ages are flocking to salsa lessons, dancing their stress away, and getting an exhilarating workout as well, while meeting and making new friends.

Our experienced instructors know how to comfort first timers and challenge those with dance experience. If you make an effort to learn the technique and practice what you have been taught, you'll be able to go into any nightclub; feel comfortable; fit right in and dance a variety of Latin Dances all night long.

The first half of the semester is an introduction to latin dance. The goal is to introduce you to a wide variety of popular Latin Dance Rhythms. The class will give you a taste of Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, and Merengue with an emphasis on the two most popular rhythms, Salsa and Bachata. These first six weeks give students a strong foundation of timing and basic steps for becoming a smooth social dancer.

The second half of the semester you will find your own flavor on the dance floor. Now students build upon their foundation of Latin Dance Rhythms through an introduction to advanced body isolations, dips, arm styling, turns, complex partnering, syncopated footwork, and shines. Explore the nightclub rhythms of Mambo, Cha Cha, and Bachata.

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