Ori-MAUL Classes

Times

Everything has changed because of 2020! The women’s class is on Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays at various times. Please check the latest schedule or, still better, get in touch to find out what we’re doing! New students are very welcome all year round.

Location

Classes are traditionally held at Queen Edith Primary School, Godwin Way, Cambridge, CB1 8QP, in the Large Hall, although in current lockdown times the locations are varied.

Term dates

The schedule may change during school holidays etc., so please check the Calen-Do-Jang (i.e. our calendar) regularly.

Environment

The Original Martial Arts Uniting Ladies, abbreviated Ori-MAUL, is a women-only class for ages 13+. We cover windows and doors to allow for privacy, comfort, and traditional martial arts training. As we are not allowed in our regular halls, we ask all members joining in online to ensure no male housemates can see the computer.

Bonus fun

Additional sessions, often held at weekends, include mat sessions, meditation, and anything else our members fancy sharing! Details are posted in the class schedule.

Content

The classes are centred on traditional International Taekwondo Federation (ITF) and World Taekwondo (WT, i.e. Kukkiwon) styles, with some influences from arts such as Muay Thai, Karate, Jiu Jitsu, and any other art we can get as we try to maximise the abilities of each individual.

Whilst we will always have a core love of kicking and blocking, our style has evolved over time. It is a mix of the teachings of Master Tina Felice, Instructor Duane Bacon, and the varied experiences of MAUL Instructors. We are grateful for the high number of ‘transfers’ we get from different disciplines, as each individual contributes to the ever-changing art that is MAUL.

Costs

Recommended donations

Recommended Donations
Classes£5 per class
£15 per month for 1 class/week
£25 per month for 2+ classes/week
T-shirt£15 for short-sleeve
£20 for long-sleeve + hood
£25 for hoodie
Uniform£30
Bandana£2.50
Grading£25 Ori’s only; £15 with MiNis

If payment is an issue, please don’t worry.  Everyone deserves to train. That’s why these are only recommended donations. Give if you can, but the most important thing for you to give is heart.

If you are still concerned, please talk to the instructors. They will find a way you can ‘pay it forward’ to help the club, without paying a £!

Commitment

Martial arts is a way of life.  Students progress at their own speeds with what time they are able to put in – it is an individual journey.  Our motto is ‘Consistency helps, come when you can!’

Moreover, practice doesn’t stop when you leave the do-jang (i.e. training hall) – every day provides an opportunity, from running through forms while waiting for a kettle to boil to opening a push-door with a palm-strike.  Martial arts is a long-distance journey, not a sprint to belts, so each day you train is a good day.

What does ‘volunteer-run’ mean?

Students do not pay for our instructors to teach classes, nor for our instructors or students to do any of the mountains of admin that make MAUL run. Please do pitch in! Help with running the club is most decidedly welcome! This is an organisation built and run by volunteers.

The sorts of things student’s donations are instead spent on include insurance, hall-hire, equipment, guest instructors, kit for people who can’t afford it, and so on.

Affiliations

Martial Arts Uniting Ladies is a member of the Independent Martial Arts Sports Association (IMASA).

MAUL's stall at the Big Weekend 2018

Beyond classes

Our philosophy of martial arts through giving back is what drives MAUL – we train together, help each other, inspire one another. Training outside of classes Belt buddies (i.e. members of the same skill level, designated by the colour of their belts) are encouraged to get together to practice outside of classes and members are … Continue reading Beyond classes

Student resources

What does MAUL provide? Step-by-step instructions for forms The syllabus for each belt Technique reference YouTube videos of forms etc. (these are private, so you’ll need the link from us) and more! Where to find it Upon joining, you’ll receive a welcome letter with instructions on how to join our Trello page (it’s free, don’t … Continue reading Student resources