Sports Clubs - Strength & Agility Sports
Archey Club, HKUSU | Athletics Club, HKUSU
Chinese Martial Arts Club, HKUSU | Fencing Club, HKUSU | Judo Club, HKUSU
Karate Club, HKUSU | Kendo Club, HKUSU | Taekwondo Club, HKUSU
Archery Club, HKUSU
Stepping into our 35th year, the Archery Club, HKUSU continues to thrive in promoting sports culture among students, providing students with opportunities to explore their new interests. As a member of the Hong Kong Archery Association, we are hoping to give students a chance to experience the art of archery in the orientation day and training courses for our fellow union members in the near future. Regular practices are conducted in the long run for those who aim not only to enhance their archery technique, but also enjoy the company of fellow archers. Other events held by the club such as Superpass dinner, usually at the start of the semester, allows students to gather together to meet new people. Feel free to find us for more information.
Chinese Martial Arts Club, HKUSU
In our persevering promotion of the Chinese Martial Arts, is dedicated to bringing our students an experience both athletically and aesthetically enriching. Recognising the goodness of these classical disciplines, we are delighted to introduce the Wing Chun, Shaolin and Tai Chi classes.
Although the classes predominantly consist of the Wing Chun, Shaolin and Tai Chi, the society offers instruction in a variety of martial transmissions. Fundamental techniques, form choreography, combat application, and weaponry constitute our holistic approach towards refinement through the Chinese Martial Arts. Aspiring to defeat geographical and denominational hindrances, we encourage a comprehensive approach towards martial learning. Our instructors, with over thirty years of teaching experience, await to impart upon our new members the precious tenets of this artifact.
Seize the transformative essence of the civil and martial, and through this semester become empowered. Hesitate not, for the scholar and the sword are inseparable. With academics and martials, for vision and courage.
Karate Club, HKUSU
Kendo Club, HKUSU
先讓我們一起來看看練習劍道會用到的用具吧！首先是竹刀，新同學們第一日練習時會收到一把竹刀，附送一個劍袋用於携帶竹刀，比賽、練習對打時都會用到竹刀。然後是木刀，木刀用於練習套路，例如劍道形 (Kata)和技 (Waza)。接著是劍道袍，袍的上身叫”剣道着 (Kendogi)”，下身叫”袴 (Hakama)”，同學們練習一定時間後可以向我們下訂道袍，很好看的！再到護具，分別有頭盔、護手、胴和腰垂。頭盔，我們稱之爲”面 (Men)”。護手，我們稱之爲“小手 (Kote)”。胴 (Do)，是胸前的護甲。腰垂，”垂れ (Tare)”，即是胴下方垂下的三塊板，同學們可以在腰垂上寫上自己的道館的名稱及自己的名字，我們劍道學會的屬館是鍊心館。同學們上袍後再練習一段時間後也可以穿上護具，非常有型的！
説到劍道，不得不説當中的禮儀，劍道「始於禮，終於禮」，所以當中的禮儀十分重要。同學們需要以赤足進入道場，因此道場中不得穿著鞋子和襪子。同學無時無刻也要對其他一同練習的同伴、先生(Sensei)、道場甚至練習用具抱著感恩和尊敬之心，這種感恩和尊敬的心有不同的表達方式。在道場内外遇到其他同伴或先生(Sensei)，要好好地打招呼；進入道場時，需要向道場的正面(Shomen)敬禮，而敬禮的方式是向正面(Shomen)微微鞠躬；練習開始時，向其他人說” Onegaishimasu”(請多多指教)，表達你希望和對方練習；練習完結時，向其他人說” Arigatou Gozaimashita”(感謝您)，表達你對對方願意陪伴你練習的感恩之情；向他人敬禮時，例如在練習開始和練習結束時，需要向對方鞠躬，不過和向道場的鞠躬有些微不同，這個鞠躬比較輕微，而且要和對方保持眼神接觸，表達對對方的敬畏之心；要經過其他人時，需要在他們的身後走過，否則是很失禮的；走過他人的用具（例如竹刀）時不可跨過他們的用具，要在旁邊走過，跨過別人的用具是對他人的不禮貌；離開道場時，需要向正面(Shomen)敬禮，與進入道場時一樣。以上就是一些非常基本的禮儀，當然有更多其他的禮儀。
Interested in Kendo? Want to know more about Kendo? Want to boost your confidence? If any of the above describes your mood right now correctly, then we've got what you need! Join us, and let's practice Kendo!
Let's take a look at what we will use in our regular practice. First of all, "Shinai", on the first day of your practice, you will receive your very own “Shinai” along with a "Shinai" bag to carry it around. "Shinai" is a sword made of bamboo and it will be used in Kendo matches and practice. Secondly, "Bokuto", it is a sword made of wood and will be used in "Kata" and "Waza" practice. Then, Kendo Uniform, it is two-piece clothing including "Kendogi" for upper body and "Hakama" for the lower body. It is very good-looking for everyone! After that, we have "Bogu", "Bogu" is a general term for the protective equipment. There are four kinds of "Bogu" in Kendo, "Men" for your head, "Kote" for your hands and wrists, "Do" for your body and "Tare" for your lower body. You can also write your name and your dojo’s name on your "Tare". By the way, our club belongs to Renshinkan, a Kendojo in Hong Kong. If you have practised Kendo for a certain period of time, you can also wear "Bogu" and participate in Kendo competitions and be really attractive!
It's hard to talk about Kendo without also talk about its etiquette. Since Kendo "starts with 'Rei', finishes with 'Rei'", so etiquette is very important in Kendo. To be exact, etiquette in Kendo is "Rei". "Rei" is a kind of manner that is more than just some actions, it starts from our heart. We need to be grateful and respectful towards our practice partners, sensei, dojo and the equipment we use. There are many ways to express our respect and appreciation. When we meet our partners and sensei outside or inside of dojo, we need to greet each other properly. Before entering the dojo, we will take off our shoes and socks because in dojo, we practice in bare feet. When entering the dojo, we need to greet the "Shomen" of the dojo with a slight bow to the "Shomen". When practice starts, we need to greet each other by saying "Onegaishimasu" (Please), to show that you are eager to practice with your partner. When practice finishes, we need to greet each other by saying "Arigatou Gozaimashita" (Thank you very much), to show that you are thankful for your partner practising with you. When greeting with each other, like when the practice starts and finishes, we will bow to each other but slighter than the bow to "Shomen" and keep your eye contact with each other to show that you respect them. When passing by others, we will walk behind them, otherwise it is considered disrespectful. When passing through other equipment, we will not lift your feet and cross the equipment, it is disrespectful to do so, instead we will walk around it. When leaving the dojo, we will need to greet "Shomen" just like when we are entering the dojo, a slight bow to "Shomen". Of course, these are just a few examples, there are still other etiquettes in Kendo.
Kendo is a kind of sport that needs persistence. If you can keep going, you will have a fruitful result. Like when you get good at a certain move, the happiness of success is immeasurable. Although there are many things waiting for us to learn in Kendo, don't get intimidated and start now! Don't hesitate and join us! We are looking forward to practising with you!