Aikido uses circular flowing movements originating from a relaxed body and a fully focused mind. Regular practice brings a feeling of wellbeing and self-con- fidence that carries over into every aspect of daily life. Aikido uses repeated practice of various techniques in its physical training. With time, rational and unforced movements flow naturally within the body. The aikidoist practices ways to control aggression without harm or injury. Participants train and progress at their own pace, finding harmony within their own personal development.
Arnis is a Filipino martial art involving single stick, double stick, machete, sword, and knife fighting, and has proven to be a very practical and effective self-defence method. The curriculum is taught in progression of difficulty which begins with easy Arnis, followed by close quarter stick fighting, long range stick fighting, largo arco method of fighting multiple opponents. Workshops on various topics are held throughout the year, such as quarter staff, knife defence and fighting.
Glenhuntly Athletic Club is the preferred community athletic club for Monash University students and staff, and caters for athletes of all abilities. Based at the Duncan Mackinnon Reserve on North Road, Murrumbeena (handy to the Clayton and Caulfield campuses), the club fields teams in men's and women's competition in both summer and winter. Club training and fitness groups are conducted by experienced & qualified coaches year round, covering all athletic events.
Established in 1964, the Monash University Badminton Club has a membership base of over 100 players and utilises the Monash Sport Stadium at Clayton Campus as its base. Monash University Badminton Club is a progressive club providing membership support, sport development and strong participation opportunities in local, state and national competitions. Through our club structure we run various events including tournaments and social functions that attract the participation of top players.
The Monash University Baseball Club, established in 1963, has a proud history of winning A grade premierships & having great success at Uni Games. We are seeking players of all abilities; male, female, rookies, ex-pro, ex-college, crick- eters and anyone else willing to come down and play. We strongly encourage students who may never have played baseball before to join us and learn about the great game, and we'll help with the equipment too. Apart from playing baseball right across Melbourne, we also have regular social events throughout the year including BBQs, burger nights, and our biannual Presentation Night.
If you are interested in the surf, snow or skating this club is for you! From begin- ner to advanced, we offer day trips and camps to some of the best beaches and mountains throughout Australia and abroad. With plenty of social club activities and a welcoming atmosphere Boardriders is a great opportunity for you to learn or develop your skills and make some great new friends.
Monash 'Mystics' Cheerleading offers competitive classes in Cheer and Pom/ Dance. We compete at Southern University Games as well as local and national cheerleading competitions. Cheerleading is a highly dynamic sport comprised of multiple facets from tumbling, stunting, and jumping, to dancing, kicks, and turns. We value principles of teamwork, commitment, healthy lifestyle, fitness, and friendship. We are looking for interested athletes, both male and female, to build our squads for 2014. While prior experience through cheer, dance, gymnastics, diving, or calisthenics is advantageous, beginners who are eager to learn are encouraged to enquire.
The Monash University Gryphons Cricket Club has men's teams competing in the Mercantile Cricket Association and Southern Districts Cricket League, with our top sides playing on turf pitches. The club has over 60 members competing out of Clayton and Caulfield Campuses and we run monthly social events during summer. The Monash Gryphons Cricket Club welcomes players of all standards from beginners to the advanced and provides professional coaching.
The Monash Triathlon Group is the hub for members of the Monash community who are interested in the sport of triathlon and associated multi-sport disciplines. From social events and fun runs, to group training and competitions, the Tri Group offers a place for both established athletes and newbies wanting to learn more about the sport. All levels of experience and abilities welcome!
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The Monash University DanceSport Club offers classes taught by professional instructors held Tuesday to Friday during semester. We offer: hip hop, swing, salsa, modern jive, Argentine tango, Latin, modern (ballroom), new vogue, jazz, ballet and contemporary. We welcome everyone from beginners to experienced dancers, offering a warm, friendly atmosphere. We run frequent events including dance parties, dance camps, medal nights and an annual Dinner Dance Ball, Performance Night and Hip Hop Competition. We also have a competition team for our students representing the club in external competitions. All classes are free in the first week of semester – newcomers very welcome.
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Fencing is the competitive modern incarnation of classical European sword fighting. We train in all three Olympic disciplines: Foil, Epee and Sabre. We offer a beginners course in both Foil and Sabre where all the essential skills for fencing are learnt. Fencers are welcome to then move onto Epee upon completion of the beginner's course. Fencing is an extremely safe sport and an excellent way to get fit and make friends at the same time. Monash Fencing also offers the opportunity to compete throughout the year. Beginners' classes are held throughout semester in the Martial Arts Hall at Monash Sport, with all ages and levels of athletic ability welcome.
Monash Blues Football Club represents the University and plays in the largest football competition in Australia, the Victorian Amateur Football Association. We have 4 teams: seniors, reserves, Under 19s and a Club 18, catering for a wide range of football talent and experience. The club's home is the Frearson Oval at Monash University, Clayton Campus. The club facilities are superb and we offer our players many outstanding opportu- nities from sporting to social and career development. We are planning an exciting 2014 season and would like to hear from you. Get involved in the great indigenous game here at Monash. Potential players, trainers, officials and helpers should contact us via our website.
Gridiron Club is the preferred community Gridiron Club for Monash University students and staff of all abilities. Eight time state champions and Monash community aligned club, the Warriors Gridiron Club are Victoria's most successful American football club with teams in both Division 1 & 2. Preseason commences in February for a season that runs from May to September, culminating in the VICBOWL. Many of our players have represented Victoria and Australia and recently two have been awarded full football scholarships at US colleges. In gridiron there are positions for people of all sizes, shapes and nationalities. All you need is the commitment to learn and a love of the game, as we will teach you the rest.
Monash University Hockey Club caters for male and female players of all skill levels, with committed coaches for all grades from Vic League 1 through to Metro, as well as Masters and Juniors. Our club facilities include a state of the art FIH-approved water-based ground, as well as modern and well-equipped club rooms. With over 200 members, the Monash Hockey Club is one of the University's largest and most dynamic social clubs – come and see for yourself!
Jiu-Jitsu is a martial art that emphasises effective self-defence and character development. Training in traditional Jiu-Jitsu develops great all-round fitness, precise technique, and is a lot of fun. Our style includes throws, strikes, joint locks, strangles, use of pressure points and ground-fighting. Classes are conducted at both Clayton and Caulfield campuses. We cater for all skill levels, with experienced and qualified instructors taking classes. As well as classes, formal grading is available, and social events are conducted throughout the year.
Monash University Judo Club caters for all judoka from entry level to black belt. Practicing judo provides fitness, opportunities to improve coordination and flexibility, and self defence applications. Belt gradings are conducted regularly as participants skill levels develop. Coaching is individualized to the participant's level. The Australian University Games are the competitive highlight of the year, with many social events also featured throughout the year.
Monash University Kendo Club is an affiliate of the Victorian Kendo and the International Kendo Federation. Our club offers this traditional Japanese martial art, with bamboo swords, as not just a way of training physically but also a way of training the mind. We conduct one beginner's course a year, which starts in March when the first semester begins and goes for eight weeks. The club trains twice a week at Monash Sport. Social functions are also held occasionally throughout the year. Anyone who is interested in Kendo is more than welcome to come and watch our training sessions to find out more.
Kickboxing is great for fun, fitness and self-defence! The Monash University Kickboxing Club is one of the largest and most active martial arts clubs on the Clayton Campus, offering a safe and friendly training environment. Our instructors teach three styles: Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Filipino Kickboxing. We hold seminars and competitions, as well as social nights, awards presentation nights and kickboxing training camps for our members. Our instructors offer high quality instruction, and are fully qualified and accredited by the Martial Arts Industry Association.
Lacrosse Club is the preferred community Lacrosse Club for Monash University students and staff of all abilities. Lacrosse is a fast and flourishing international team sport of Native American origin. It is similar to hockey and basketball and is played using a small rubber ball and a long-handled stick. Chadstone Lacrosse Club is a Monash aligned community club which was founded in 1960. Our club welcomes students, staff and alumni of all skill levels to join our weekends men's and women's squads.
Lawn Bowls Club is the preferred community Lawn Bowls Club for Monash University students and staff of all abilities. The Oakleigh Bowls Club has been the home of the Monash University Lawn Bowls group and Uni Games team since 2012. Located just off the Princess Hwy between our Clayton and Caulfield campuses, we offer Monash students, alumni and friends 'come & try', coaching & social bowls opportunities. Catering for beginners all the way through to pennant players, the club is a great way to meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment.
The Monash University Netball Club caters for male and female players of all standards, from complete beginners to high-level competitive players. Our competitive (women's) teams participate in the Waverley Night Netball Association competition on Monday nights. We train once a week at Clayton campus with a strong focus on developing new and existing players. If you're after something more social, we also have mixed and women's teams competing in various social competitions at both the Clayton and Caulfield campuses. The club also runs a number of social functions throughout the year, as well as participating in a number of tournaments, including the Australian University Games and Monash Games.
Monash University Outdoors Club is for those with a passion for the outdoors and a love of adventures whether they are staff, students, alumni or friends. Our activities stretch from simple camping, orienteering and bushwalking to the more illustrious such as cross-country skiing, rogaining, mountain-biking, rock climbing, caving, kayaking, rafting and canoe polo. We try and run at least one beginner trip for each activity per semester and many trips for the more experienced, especially in the areas of rock-climbing, mountain biking, hiking and kayaking. We also host weekly indoor rock-climb- ing, rogaining and canoe polo sessions to fine tune your skills. By joining us you will meet people with a similar love for the outdoors, sport and adventure. So if you're after new friends to go on adventures to places near and far, or simply want to see more of Australia's beautiful outdoors, then MUOC is the place to look!
The Monash University Rowing group is a competitive social group of Monash students who train for the Australian University Games (AUG) each year. The group is suited to athletes with previous experience in rowing and members range from first year students who have rowed at school through to elite athletes who represent Victoria and Australia. We field crews in many divisions for both genders, in both sweep and scull. If you have rowing experience and are interested in representing Monash at AUG, contact us to get involved.
Rugby union is a sport that challenges everyone physically and mentally. Achieving as a team is our top priority and social events are considered essential to maintaining a strong club culture that translates to success on field. We train twice a week at Clayton campus and all levels of experience is welcomed!
Get a little fitter, get a little faster, and share running stories and experiences. The 'Run Monash' group gives you the opportunity to simply run at least once a week with like minded enthusiasts, or even receive all the support and encouragement to train for a Marathon. The Run Monash Group meets at the Monash Clayton Baseball Pavilion every Tuesday Evening, ready to run, at 6pm.
Shorinji Kempo is an international martial art based on punching, kicking, blocking, takedowns, throws, joint locks and pins. It is a martial art for males and females. The techniques are based on speed, balance, pressure points and body movement and don't require physical strength. Training occurs regularly, where participants are put through gradings that eventually lead to black belt. The emphasis is not on competition but learning techniques effectively in semi real applications.
Monash University Snow Sports Club is one of the largest clubs at Monash. Our members enjoy an amazing array of social and racing events both on and off the snow. We cater for all levels of skiing/boarding ability, including first timers. Along with boat cruises and exciting nights outs, our main trips include an epic week at Mt. Hotham, known as Clubweek. Every year we compete in the Victorian Intervarsity Competitions, which is a fun and exciting competition on the slopes. We also take a team to the Australian University Championships each year, to battle it out with other universities for the title of national champion. Each of our these trips promise an exciting and fun filled time, whether you are coming to race competitively or just want to get involved in a new sport and have a great time.
With six men's and three women's teams, Monash University Soccer Club provides opportunities for men and women to participate in soccer, whether at advanced or more social levels. Our senior squads compete in the Victorian State Leagues, while the remaining teams play lower Metropolitan leagues. We maintain a fantastic social environment, and have top-class facilities that have hosted the Socceroos and Melbourne Victory. We are youthful, we have a great time, and we love our soccer. MUSC is the perfect place for all players to hone their skills and meet other soccer-enthusiasts!
Are you a beginner, improver or an advanced squash player? The Monash University Squash Club is a great environment to improve your skills, meet new friends and compete against other players either competitively or socially. The Club has many men's and women's teams competing in squash and rac- quetball competitions. Club members enjoy fantastic rates on playing competitive squash, as well as free practice times, discounted coaching, squash clinics, tournaments and social events. Playing squash is a great way to keep fit and is one of the world's healthiest sports.
Monash University Table Tennis Club has training twice a week which is included in the cost of membership. We cater for beginners to the elite, so there will be people for you to hit with no matter what your skill level. The environment is friendly and the players are enthusiastic and passionate about Table Tennis. We also send teams to Greater Dandenong Table Tennis Association pennant competition, which runs all year round with a number of different grades. We look forward to seeing you on one of the training evenings – come down, have a hit, improve your skills and have some fun!
The Monash University Taekwondo Club is an extremely successful, vibrant and well established club. We provide a highly competitive standard of coaching on a regular basis, and a comprehensive social experience for members to strengthen friendships and team spirit. With the support of Korean and National instructors, our beginner and elite mem- bers are enthusiastic in training hard to participate in state and national (AUG's) competitions. Training at both Clayton and Caulfield Campuses, we focus on polishing technique, sparring, self defence and poomsae (patterns).
Monash University Tennis Club is based at the Clayton campus and offers players of a suitable standard weekend competition in local tennis associations. The club has an annual tournament, social events, and weekly training nights. Members also receive discount tennis court hire. The club has qualified coaches and offers a racquet re-stringing service, both of which are available to members and non-members.
Monash Touch Club is active all year round; putting together mixed, women's and men's teams which take part in both summer and winter Touch competitions here in Melbourne. The club trains at Clayton Campus during the week throughout semester and in preparation for specific tournaments (SUGs & AUGs), members have additional team training and fitness sessions. Our club caters for a range of abilities, entering teams into competitions in multiple grades as well as in social divisions. We provide highly qualified coaches who have state and national expertise. The club also holds many social functions, outings and attends other Touch tournaments (Sale Country Knockout).
The Monash University Ultimate Frisbee Club promotes and develops the sport of Ultimate Frisbee at Monash University, both competitively and socially. Ultimate Frisbee is a team sport played in mixed, women's and men's teams. Ultimate is a great way to keep in shape and meet new people. A Monash League occurs once a week at the Clayton Campus. The club also competes in a variety of leagues and round-robin tournaments throughout the year and is open to all players, whether beginner or advanced. We also compete at SUG and AUG. We have won Gold in Division 1 in 2010, 2011 and 2013. Joining our social training is a great way for all players, regardless of experience, to get involved. We hope to have many new players join us for some Ultimate and at our social functions held throughout the semester.
Underwater Hockey is a component of the Monash University Underwater Club that offers a competitive angle to the club's activities. Playing Underwater Hockey does not require diving experience or a qualification and the game is simple. A lead puck on the bottom needs to be moved into the opposition's goals. The game is played in a 25 meter pool at a depth of 2 meters, with 6 a side, attired in snorkelling gear, and armed with a playing stick/bat. Monash has a strong social component, but the club is open to a wide range of abilities from beginners to individuals who represent Australia. The club can fit you out with the required gear, so all you need is your bathers, come train with us at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool twice a week!
Whether you would like to earn your Open Water certificate or are already a qualified Cave Diver, Monash University Underwater Club is right for you! Our members participate in a wide range of diving hobbies, such as underwater photography, shore diving, wreck diving and technical diving. Join up, learn some new skills, hire affordable gear and have fun with some great people along the way! We want everyone to experience the amazing marine life Victoria has to offer.
The Monash University Volleyball Club aims to promote, encourage and support the development of Volleyball at Monash and the surrounding community. As one of the largest and most successful Volleyball clubs in Victoria, we provide opportunities for men and women of all ages and abilities to play volleyball. Our playing opportunities range from social competitions, through to all divisions of State League.
Monash University Waterpolo Club welcomes members of all standards, experi- ence and backgrounds. We train throughout the week at the Doug Ellis Swimming Pool, at the Clayton Campus. The club engages in the annual Inter-Varsity competitions, as well as com- petitions run by Victorian Waterpolo. In the Division 1 Victorian Waterpolo competition, Monash fields teams in Men's and Women's State League 1 + 2. We also have beginner's teams for men and women, which compete in the Division 2 competition; as well as a very strong junior program for U18, U16, U14 and U12 boys and girls.
We provide Monash students with the opportunity to Waterski and Wakeboard for an accessible price and for all skill levels. Regular camps and ski days are run throughout the year. Over summer we run trips on most weekends at a variety of different locations, and over winter we run regular day trips to Hazelwood and Lake Narracan, where we have access to a slalom course and ski jump. We have facilities, equipment (including a Malibu boat) and personnel to teach beginners through to tournament level skiers. There are also social functions throughout the year including the Waterski ball, a cocktail party and BBQ's.
Chinese Martial Arts, or Wushu, is a traditional sport that has been practiced for thousands of years. At the Monash University Wushu club, we offer a different aspect of martial arts, focusing on the performance of complex and quality movements, rather than self-defence. Members have the opportunity to learn a variety of empty-hand styles and traditional weapon forms. The club participates in performances and competitions, and holds its own social events. Newcomers are welcome at any time of the year.
Yet Chuan Do is a product of Yet Jia Chuan and has undergone many years of constant development, modification and improvement by its founder Brian Lee. Yet Chuan Do today is a means to improve oneself in terms of self-defence, self-discipline or simply to become a better person. With correct and diligent training, your strength and fitness (both physically and mentally), sense of concentration, reflexes and understanding of oneself will be greatly enhanced. The philosophy and beauty of traditional kung fu training methods are thoughtfully maintained; while great emphasis is also placed on a realistic, practical and up to date approach.