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Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month

Sports for All

In order to further the EIM message, we are delighted to bring you “Sports for All”, where we have called on expert coaches to provide an opportunity to not only try the sport but also improve your health and fitness by doing it. 

Playing sports is a generally a fantastic way to improve your health, as it makes physical activity fun and enjoyable. Apart from the obvious physical benefits, it also promotes mental strength and dexterity, as many sports require participants to practice problem solving, anticipation, and strategy skills.

Through sports we strive to encourage more staff and students to obtain the healthy benefits of a regularly active lifestyle, combined with the fun of playing games and learning skills.

 

Come join our workshops and sign up  as enrolment is open starting from the 23rd of September 2019 for all workshops.

Partners of the Exercise is Medicine on Campus Month October 2019 - Sports for All

Air Storm

Air Storm is an innovative indoor sports which combines shooting and physical workout. An indoor "war game" arena will be set up in the sports hall which includes a series of exercise and shooting stations which can be used to develop participants' balance, strength and coordination. The activity is also suitable for children, and completely safe. Every participant will be provided a pair of protective goggles and the gun with soft rubber bullets will be used.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English.

26 October 2019, 10:00 - 12:00

Football

Looking to improve your game? Looking to regain your fitness? Brazilian Football Academy is excited to offer HKU men and women’s, university staff and students a FREE adult Football training session taught by Ricardo Rambo, HK women's national team coach. This session is designed to develop your skill set, have fun and most of all help maintain fitness.

Ongoing HKU discounted football training session can also be enrolled into after the FREE sessions for those that are keen.

26 October 2019, 15:00-16:30

Dodgebee

Dodgebee is an exciting, fast-paced interactive game which combines frisbee and dodgeball.  Originating from the United States in the 70’s, this sport promotes healthy exercise, team sportsmanship, and safe play. Gender, height or weight of a person does not matter, making the sport easily accessible for anyone and allowing all to play on the same field against one another. As Dodgebee is played with a frisbee disc made of soft foam, the sport is also very safe, making it suitable for children to learn and play as well.

Want to see what Dodgebee is? Check out this video!

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English.

2 November 2019, 10:15 - 12:00

Floorball

Floorball is a fast and exciting game that promotes end-to-end plays with quick transitions and fluid game play. It is played with five field players and a goalkeeper on each side and has similarities with both field hockey and ice hockey. The lightweight equipment (a plastic stick and a plastic hollow ball with holes) allows players to develop better handling. The emphasis is on ball control and all points of contact are directed towards the ball and not to the stick or the player.

Please note that this workshop is conducted in Cantonese supplemented with English.

2 November 2019, 12:15 - 14:00

Grappling

Grappling is a huge part of mixed martial arts and is the umbrella term for combat sports which focus on takedowns and ground-fighting with the ultimate goal to subdue the opponent by submission holds, like leg locks, arms locks, chokes and everything in between. Examples of grappling are: Wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Judo. By working from the ground, Grappling forces you to learn new movement patterns which increases the body awareness and in turn improves  mobility and strength.

9 October 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Aquathlon

Aquathlon is a sport which consists of a continuous, two-stage race involving swimming followed by running. For many people this sport can be considered as a first step, when considering participating in a triathlon. Besides the health benefits from swimming and running, Aquathlon also promotes better mental health and patience. The workshop consists of a basic training, skill training and a small fun race at end.

*Minimum level requirement: Able to swim 300 meter at once without using any assisting equipment*

19 October 2019, 13:00 - 15:00

Kickboxing

Kickboxing, a stand-up combat sport based on kicking and punching, offers many benefits like becoming stronger, faster, healthier, and more confident. Not to mention that it also teaches self-defense as well. Kickboxing training tends to involve short bouts, two to three minutes long, of intense, repetitive movement—like hitting a punching bag and kicking and kneeing a pad, offering similar health benefits as high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

24 October 2019, 18:30 - 20:00