Martial Arts

  • PDP MA 101: T'ai Chi, Beginning
    A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement.
  • PDP MA 103: Tae Kwon Do, Beginning
    The practice of tae kwon do-an ancient Korean art of self-defense-develops character through self-confidence, patience, physical fitness, mental alertness, leadership, humility, and respect.
  • PDP MA 105: Shotokan Karate
    Introduction to the martial art of Shotokan karate and its applications for self-defense. Stresses physical conditioning and discipline.
  • PDP MA 107: Wing Chun Kung Fu
    Learn the Kung Fu style that Bruce Lee started off with. The only Kung Fu style developed by a woman, Wing Chun is known for its speed, use of leverage and economy of motion, which makes it an extremely practical self-defense style. Class emphasis is on developing relaxation, alignment and technique in order to untilize the body's full potential. Students will learn traditional techniques and drill them in exercises for practical application. First timers taking the class are given an introduction to the style in order to build a strong foundation while those who have taken the class before continue on with more advanced material. Material is also tailored to the needs of the students. The instructor will work with individual students to help them reach their own unique goals in fitness.
  • PDP MA 201: T'ai Chi, Intermediate
    Prereq: PDP MA 101. A classical system of martial arts and exercise developed in China 700 years ago. It is characterized by fluid and slow movements designed to cultivate internal energy, balance yin and yang, develop body flexibility, and promote efficient and healthful body movement. The intermediate class is more demanding and faster paced than the beginning class.
  • PDP MA 203: Tae Kwon Do, Intermediate
    Instruction in forms, basic skills, and sparring techniques.