The Martial Arts Club at UT (MAC) exists to
- offer interested persons an opportunity to learn the principles of the Martial Arts as a means toward physical and mental discipline.
- enjoy and practice the Martial Arts for fun or competitive purposes.
- promote general interest in the Martial Arts as an aid in developing sportmanship, leadership, cultural diversity, physical and mental well being, self-control, self-confidence, self-defense, and an overall better lifestyle
The MAC was founded in 1991. Since the beginning, the club has given students the opportunity to compete nation wide and develop effective self-defense skills. The club offers instruction to all levels of athletes and contributes to their needs. The club practices throughout the week in studio 10 of the T-Recs facility and in HPER on Fridays. Please refer to the schedule for specific class meeting times.
Anyone interested in joining the MAC, may check the schedule for the meeting time of the art or arts that you are interested in and simply show up wearing loose-fitting workout clothing.
- Members must be students, faculty, employees of the University of Tennessee, or any non-student approved by the Sports Club Executive Council.
- All members and guests must sign a Sports Club waiver.
Meeting times vary depending on the art you wish to participate in. To see the times and dates for all of the arts offered through the MAC, check the schedule. Times are also listed on the club pages.
The instructors are not paid for their time, however, club dues are collected to provide for items such as equipment, clinics, and travel expenses. Partcipants are required to pay dues at the start of each Fall and Spring semester.
Dues for the club are $45 per semester. This allows you to participate in all of the classes the club offers at no additional charge.
You will also need to purchase the proper uniform for your art. Please refer to the class pages for the cost of the uniform.
Some participants may also choose to join a national or international club for competition and other purposes. This is not required for participation at UT, but is an additional cost you might want to consider.