Membership

Classes

Club classes are in session during Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters at the University. There are three two-hour sessions each week (Mon, Web, Fri). The first half of each session is generally geared towards beginners and lower belts, and the second half of each session is generally paced for more experienced students.

New students are welcome to attend the entire training session, but can also stay for only the first half if more comfortable.

Location

Classes are held on the second floor of the Rec & Wellness Center (Rec Well) 123 Harvard St SE Minneapolis 55455 in Multi-Purpose Room #2, on the East Bank campus. You can change in the locker rooms in the basement level of the Rec Center,  in one of the upstairs bathrooms, or in the storage room of the training room.

To enter the Rec Center, you will need your access via the Biometric Scanners or with an Affiliate Card.  See the front desk of the Rec Center for Affiliate Card availability and cost.

Membership Rates

Club dues are $50 per semester or $70 for a full year, for both students and non-students. Dues can be paid to one of the club officers after class. Half-semester rates are available to students joining the club late in the semester, or are otherwise unable to attend the full semester.  Consult one of the Club officers about partial rates.

Non-students and anyone not paying student service fees, will need to purchase an Affiliate Card as a Sponsered Member to access the Rec Center. Contact karate@umn.edu for more information on being a Sponsered Member.

Uniforms

The white uniform worn by karate students is called a Gi (gee, with a hard ‘g’). Gi are lightweight cotton, tied on the inside with drawstrings. You don’t need a uniform prior to joining the club. A gi can be obtained once you decide to join. Wearing a uniform from a different martial art style may be acceptable, depending on the type of uniform. When you first start training, just wear comfortable exercise clothing.

Uniforms and belts are available at reasonable rates, $35 (it includes a white belt.) We can arrange to have a gi for you to purchase at the next class.