Instructional Classes

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Salsa
Boxing
Karate

Instructional Classes are paid classes that we offer to SIU Students, RSS Members, and community members without a membership. Registration for Spring 2018 classes has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!

SALSA DANCE

This energetic class is an introduction to dancing "street style" salsa and merengue. Focus will be on teaching the natural basic steps and dance techniques of salsa and merengue so that you can create your own unique style of dancing on the floor or on the street! Participants do not need to register with a partner to enjoy this class.

Learn more by visiting the Salsa Dance page here.

Registration for this class has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!

BOXING

Participants will learn the basics of boxing stances, punches, defenses, and strategies. Benefits include an increased sense of confidence and overall fitness while teaching you some strategies of self-defense. The registration fee includes the use of one pair of bag gloves.

Learn more by visiting the Boxing page here.

Registration for this class has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!

THAI BOXING

Utilizing the Eastern fighting style of Muay Thai Kickboxing, this class incorporates punching bags, gloves, and ropes to develop physical strength, improve muscle tone, and burn up calories. One pair of bag gloves in included in the registration fee.

Learn more by visiting the Thai Boxing page here.

Registration for this class has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!

KICKBOXING

Mix up your routine with flexibility and strength-building moves. While based on various forms of martial arts, this class will teach you the basics of kicking and punching. You will learn proper form and techniques, building combinations using sequences of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows to help you develop the foundations of kickboxing. Come experience a full-body workout that challenges all major muscle groups while improving aerobic capacity, decreasing stress, improving focus and boosting endurance.

Learn more by visiting the Kickboxing page here.

Registration for this class has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!

SHOTOKAN KARATE

This class will teach the basics of Shotokan karate along with effective yet easy to learn self-defense applications from a variety of Martial Arts. Shotokan karate is a traditional Japanese martial art that is the world's most popular form of karate. Students will be taught a number of blocks, strikes, kicks and a beginning kata (form). They will also learn different stretches designed to increase flexibility. The self-defense applications consist of easily remembered defenses against specific attacks. A  karate uniform (gi) is not required, but students should wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing.

Learn more by visiting the Shotokan Karate page here.

Registration for this class has ended. Keep an eye out for Fall 2018 offerings!