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Martial arts – Autumn 2016

Kirjoitettu: 29.8.2016 13:51


Interested in martial arts but have no idea, where to start? Here are some ideas for you! This is a list of martial art basic courses for which you get a special price with your SYKETTÄ sticker. We also have some open shifts where you can try them out.


ESCRIMA CONCEPTS – starts 30.8.


Open shift on the first saturday of every month – come to try! You need to have a SYKETTÄ sticker.

3.9. 15.00 o’clock Escrima concepts
1.10. 15.00 o’clock Escrima concepts
5.11.15.00 o’clock Escrima concepts
3.12. 15.00 o’clock Escrima concepts

Escrima Concepts is available in Finland for the first time ever!

The Escrima Concepts Martial Art system is a simple and effective system that avoids the use of showy and overcomplicated techniques that do not work in today’s society. Now more than ever everyone needs reality training that has been designed to work in all environments – it is a sad fact of life that many street crimes involve weapons and therefore people should be trained with weapons and unarmed skills together and Escrima Concepts meets these needs.


Escrima Concepts basic course


WHEN? The course starts 30.8. 19.00 o’clock.

WHERE? UEF, Snellmania mirror hall, entrance from the door C.

WHAT? You’ll get in to better shape and learn the basics of the Escrima Concepts. The course lasts for 2 months. You need only some sport clothes suitable for indoor training, indoor shoes and a training stick, which you can order when you enroll for the course.

Instruction in english available!

FEE? The basic course costs 100 euros, only 80 euros if you have a SYKETTÄ sticker! The wooden training stick is 20 euros.

ENROLLING? You can enroll via our home page, via phone or via e-mail. Remember to let us know if you need the training stick.

Contact info: Mikko Happonen 050-4113804 / Timo Jakola 041-5047996, peruskurssi@escrimaconcepts.fi. Enrollment via the homepage here:  http://escrimaconcepts.fi/peruskurssi/.


WING TSUNG – starts 30.8.


Open shift on the first saturday of every month – come to try! You need to have a SYKETTÄ sticker.

3.9. 14.00 o’clock Wing Tsun
1.10. 14.00 o’clock Wing Tsun
5.11.14.00 o’clock Wing Tsun
3.12. 14.00 o’clock Wing Tsun

Wing Tsung is a concept-based Chinese martial art and form of self-defense utilising both striking and grappling while specialising in close-range combat. It is suitable for everyone who wants to get into better condition, increase their wellbeing and learn self-defense skills. Women can learn to defend themselves against bigger and stronger opponents. The course can be held in english!


Wing Tsung basic course


WHEN? The basic course being on Tuesday 30.8. 18:00 o’clock.

WHERE? UEF, in the Snellmania mirror hall. Entrance from the door C.

WHAT? Wing Tsung -basic course. On the basic course you can train two times a week – Tuesdays and Thursdays – and it lasts for two months. You need sport clothes suitable for indoor training and shoes. All the other equipment you can buy during the basic course.

FEE? The basic course costs 100 euros, but only 80 euros with SYKETTÄ sticker.

ENROLLING? You can enroll by phoning 050 411 3804 or sending e-mail to info@wingtsungkuopio.fi.

First 20 people to enroll can join. You can also show up during the two first weeks of the course!


MIXED MARTIAL ARTS (MMA) – starts 5.9.


Pic: www.gladiatorfactory.com

Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows both striking and grappling, both standing and on the ground, using techniques from other combat sports and martial arts.

You can train MMA in the Gladiator Factory, in Itkonniemi. Gladiator Factory has its own training hall with gym and functional training equipment and it is in free use for the members of the association.


MMA basic course


WHEN? MMA basic course starts 5.9. 18:30 o’clock. You can join the course until 21.9. Vapaaottelun peruskurssi alkaa maanantaina 5. syyskuuta 2016 klo 18:30. Kurssille voi tulla mukaan 21. syyskuuta saakka.

WHERE? Gladiator Factory, Itkonniemenkatu 29.

WHAT?  You will learn the basics of the sport. After the course you can join the Gladiator Factory and train in all of our classes and use the training facilities. To participate you don’t need to have any previous experience in combat sports, we will start from the beginning with techniques and physical training.

The course ends 14.11. There will be two trainings in a week, on Mondays 18:30 and Wednesdays 17:00. One training lasts 1,5 hours.

You need sport clothes for indoor training. The less buttons and zippers, the better! During the course you get the information on equipment you will need later on.

FEE? The course fee is normally 119 euroa, but only 109 with your SYKETTÄ sticker. After the basic course you can train rest of the year with the same fee. This is an offer you can’t refuse!

ENROLLING? Enroll via this form, or via e-mail if you can’t use the form which is in finnish. Come to train in a great group!

MORE INFO?  www.gladiatorfactory.com, antti@gladiatorfactory.com


BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU – starts 6.9.


Pic: www.gladiatorfactory.com

Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art, combat sport, and a self defense system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage and taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments and mixed martial arts (MMA) competition or self-defense.

You can train MMA in the Gladiator Factory, in Itkonniemi. Gladiator Factory has its own training hall with gym and functional training equipment and it is in free use for the members of the association.


BJJ basic course


WHEN? BJJ Basic course starts on tuesday 6.9. You can join in until 23.9.

WHERE? Gladiator Factory, Itkonniemenkatu 29.

WHAT? You will learn the basics of the sport. After the course you can join the Gladiator Factory and train in all of our classes and use the training facilities. To participate you don’t need to have any previous experience in combat sports, we will start from the beginning with techniques and physical training.

The course ends 15.11. There will be two trainings in a week, on Tuesdays 20:00 and Fridays 17:00. One training lasts 1,5 hours.

You need sport clothes for indoor training. The less buttons and zippers, the better! During the course you get the information on equipment you will need later on.

FEE? The course fee is normally 119 euroa, but only 109 with your SYKETTÄ sticker. After the basic course you can train rest of the year with the same fee. This is an offer you can’t refuse!

ENROLLING?Enroll via this form, or via e-mail if you can’t use the form which is in finnish. Come to train in a great group!

MORE INFO?www.gladiatorfactory.com, antti@gladiatorfactory.com


TAEKWON-DO – starts 13.9.


Taekwon-do open shift is held on Mondays 18:00 o’clock on Snellmania tatami.

Open shift is held by University’s Taekwon-do association. There is always other members of the association training on the shift, so you can come anyway even if you don’t have a partner with you! In the association trains skillful instructors and athletes with international success.

The instructor is Teemu Malmström, teemu.malmstrom@gmail.com


Taekwon-do basic course


WHEN? 13.9. at 18:00. You can join the course anytime during September.

WHERE? UEF, Studentia

WHAT? Kickstart your autumn! Taekwon-Do basic course starts 13.9. in Studentia  with a presentation and you can try out the sport yourself. The basic course lasts until December and will culminate in the belt graduation examination. After that you can come train with the advanced class, participate in training camps, competitions and much more.

The training takes place:
On Tuesdays 17-18.55, Studentia
On Thursdays 16-17.55, Studentia

In the basic course you learn basic kicks, punches and evasions, balance and coordination. Taekwon-Do is suitable sport for everyone.

FEE? The basic course costs 69 euros. In addition you need to have a valid SYKETTÄ ball sports or group classes package.



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