Sussexsport

Martial Arts

The martial art clubs train in the Dojo which is situated at the Sport Centre. All martial arts clubs are open to students.

Shaolin Kung Fu

Shaolin logoShaolin Nam Pai Chuan Kung Fu (North South Fist) is a style of Kung Fu that has its roots in the traditional martial arts practised in China over 2000 years ago.

Training with the club will improve your fitness, flexibility and core strength while at the same time teaching you valuable self-defence skills.

You will also learn breathing exercises (chi gung) that promote mental relaxation and enhance health.

Gradings for Nam Pai Chuan students from centres in the UK and abroad are held every three months and membership of the Sussex club entitles you to train at our other UK centres in London, Cardiff and Manchester.

For more information, please visit the club's website at Sussex Kung Fu.

Training times

Tuesdays from 8pm-9.30pm, Wednesdays from 7pm-8.30pm and Sundays from 12.30pm-2pm.

 Membership
fee
Class feeTermly fee
Students

£30

£4

 £80

Kickboxing

KickboxingKickboxing is a sport that combines both Western boxing and Eastern martial arts. Becoming a member of the club will offer you the opportunity to increase your fitness; build your confidence; learn practical self defence and improve your co-ordination and flexibility, all under the teaching of former World Level and Professional British Champion Chris Kent, and former Amateur World Champion and Professional European Champion Tiffany Williams.

Regular gradings are available so that you have the opportunity to progress through the grading system. Gradings are held during term time and qualification for them is attained through the collection of stamps placed in a record of attendance card at each session. There is also the opportunity to compete.

Training times

Wednesday: 1pm-4pm (see break down of sessions below)

  • 1pm-2pm (Beginners - please note this session usually runs for the first term only)
  • 2pm-3pm (Beginners and Red Belts)
  • 3pm-4pm (Yellow Belts and above) 

Saturday: 2pm-4pm (see break down of sessions below)

  • 2pm-3pm (Beginners)
  • 3pm-4pm (Red Belt and above)
 Yearly
Membership
fee
Class
fee
(per hour)
Insurance
fee
(yearly)
Students

£12

£3

£10

Integrated Martial Arts Club

IMA logoThis club pursues self defence as a priority for both men and women.

Training will enable you to: generate rapid massive impact with the arms and legs using Muay Thai kickboxing drills; clinch and control an opponent; use relaxed and effortless movement for locks; use throws and escapes; use ground fighting skills and pressure points.

The Integrated Martial Arts Club strengthens every muscle in the body, legs and arms and provides aerobic, anaerobic and plyometric exercise, while developing flexibility and co-ordination.

Gradings will occur each term on the Friday of the ninth week and will cost £5 (in addition to the normal training fee).

Further details can be found at Integrated Martial Arts.

Training times

Mondays 8pm-9.30pm, Wednesdays 8.30pm-10pm and Fridays 6pm-8pm.

 Membership
fee 
Class
fee
Termly
class fee
Students

£7.50

£4

 £80

Please note that the membership fee includes affiliation to the Amateur Martial Association for insurance purposes.

Sport Aikido

Aikido helps reduce stress, improve concentration, build self awareness and confidence, and develop physical conditioning and flexibility.

Please go to the Sussexsport Aikido club website for further information on this club.

Training times

Thursdays 8pm-10pm.

Traditional (Aikikai) Aikido

Aikido is an empty handed, but weapons derived Japanese martial art that helps reduce stress, improve concentration, build self awareness and confidence, and develop physical conditioning and flexibility. Its concepts and principles can be applied to self defence situations.

There are few demands on height, weight, age or fitness, because the emphasis is on re-direction and amplification of the movement of your opponent, so it can be studied by nearly everyone.

Please go to www.brightonaikikai.org.uk for further information on this club.

Training times

Mondays 8.30pm-10pm.

University Kendo Sussex

University Kendo Sussex and Kendo Brighton is a club run by a collective of qualified volunteers with the ambition to promote Kendo to students and staff of the University of Sussex and the University of Brighton, and the public in the area of Brighton and Hove. We welcome beginners and experienced Kendo players to join us for individual sessions or as regular members at any time.

University Kendo Sussex and Kendo Brighton practice on Fridays between 8pm-10pm in the Dojo at the University of Sussex Sport Centre, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RB.

Kendo is a martial art that is deeply routed in the culture and traditions of Japan. Discipline and mutual respect are positive in focus, aiming at encouraging the development of emotional and social skills as well as technical expertise in the art of sword fighting.

Kendo is a full contact sport which is played by means of one-on-one striking on clearly defined targets protected by armour with a bamboo sword. Interested Kendo players will have the opportunity to compete at university competitions, national and international competitions, in teams and as individuals.

Kendo is a fun physical activity. We encourage everybody to participate in Kendo for fun and enjoyment. As such, it is an activity that can be safely practiced by people of diverse ages, genders, and with most physical conditions. Kendo also helps shaping good physical condition and general well-being.

 

Membership
British
Kendo
Association

Individual
sessions
(2 hours) 

One year
fee
Academic
year fee
Rent for
armour per
year or term
Students

£30

£3

£180 £140 £30