Join many dedicated martial arts participants from around the country and the world for an incredible and rewarding training experience under the tutelage of master instructors and competitors. All levels welcome, but some martial arts experience is helpful.
Download the registration packet.
Complete the Registration and Health forms, print and sign. Make check payable to “U.C. Regents”.
Mail the completed forms with payment to:
KMASC42, c/o UCMAP
2301 Bancroft Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94720
Action! The KMASC encompasses several days of training in the Korean martial arts outside the studio up in the mountains under the tutelage of accomplished master instructors, World Champions, and Olympic Medalists.
Martial Arts. Instruction is traditionally provided by experts in taekwondo, yongmudo, judo, kumdo (Korean swordsmanship), and tsirum (traditional Korean wrestling).
Purpose. Refresh both physically and mentally through dedicated martial arts training in nature and away from home.
Replacing the familiar four walls of the dojang and removed from a comfortable, indoor environment with the expansiveness of nature, martial artists are forced to reevaluate the current status of their skills.
Get focused. By incorporating different drills and exercises that utilize the natural surroundings of camp, martial artists can then refocus and energize their training in the fresh air of the Western Mountains.
Try something new. The format of the camp makes it easy for attendees to try a martial art other than their specialty and greatly exhance their martial arts experience.
Education. Plus, instructors and attendees not only train together but also dine together, and thoughtful conversations are encouraged for added opportunities to learn in a less formal environment outside the training sessions.
Early Bird Fee: $375 by June 1.
Regular Fee: $399
Camp fee includes entrance fee for tournaments ($50), housing and meals in dormitory (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
Camp-only: $150 Participants are responsible for making their own housing and meal arrangements.
Tournament-only: $50 For either taekwondo or yongmudo.
All registration forms must be received by July 18.
Confirmed instructors for KMASC42 are:
The Korean Junior Taekwondo Demo Team will also be attending camp.
Camp begins at 3pm on Thursday, July 20 and ends at 2pm on Sunday, July 23.
The final camp schedule will be announced at a later date. Following is an example of a typical day at camp.
Early Morning: Participants rise early, before sunrise, to begin their training with a light jog and agility drills or kumdo, Korean swordsmanship. After an hour and a half, participants are dismissed, clean-up, and enjoy a delicious breakfast prepared by camp volunteers.
Breakfast: Breakfast is usually around 8am or before and may include cereal, milk, juice, fruit, oatmeal, pancakes. There's a break following breakfast.
Morning: The morning training session begins with taekwondo, yongmudo, or judo. With enough people at camp, there may be more than one choice at a time. Participants are encouraged to try martial arts other than those that they are familiar. Master instructors will lead the participants through drills and techniques.
Lunch: Lunch is usually around noon and may include sandwiches, juice, fruit, etc. There's a break following lunch.
Afternoon: The afternoon session begins about 2pm or before. Again, participants may have a choice of martial arts to select depending on the numbers of participants.
Late Afternoon: This is the time for games, swimming, canoeing, or just relaxing in the shade.
Dinner: Dinner is around 5:30 or 6pm and consists of pasta, hamburgers, vegetarian dishes, etc.
Evening: The evening program maybe around 7pm is filled with a lecture, another activity, or a lighter training session focusing upon skill development.
Since 1975. Dr. Ken Min led the first Korean Martial Arts Summer Camp in 1975 in Montana. It became an annual summertime event in either the Rockie or Sawtooth mountains that brought together many martial artists from California, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Korea for several days of training in fresh mountain air beneath bright blue skies.
Unique Training Experience. Participants experienced the sweet scent of pine intermingled with that of hard-earned sweat under the tutelage of national taekwondo team members and accomplished master instructors. The overall combination of instructors, attendees, activities, and location always made for a memorable event.
Local Memory. Get a better idea of the camp experience from this article from the August 16, 2006 edition of the Mount Shasta Herald:
Who is Dr. Ken Min? He is Master Buhs' and Dr. Halt's instructor at U.C. Berkeley and a world leader at using martial arts to enhance the learning process in higher education.
Quick Info. It’s about a 4-hour drive between Shasta and Berkeley depending on traffic. Usually, traffic is not noticeable until the 505/80 merge, if then. Traffic becomes heavier on the west side of the Carquinez Bridge later in the afternoon. To avoid traffic altogether when driving to Berkeley, get to the Carquinez Bridge before 5pm.
Plan Ahead. A little planning for driving and parking in Berkeley is helpful. Per the University web site: “We strongly recommend planning in advance as commuting in the city of Berkeley can be complicated.”
By “complicated,” this simply means there are many one-way streets and metered parking and parking time limits with confusing signs. All of this is easy to navigate:
(1) if you keep turning left, you’ll end up where you started;
(2) permanent parking signs mean a little less on Saturdays and even less on Sunday.
Driving is not so bad in Berkeley, but look over the maps to become familiar with the nearby street names.
Start here to get your bearings before traveling to Berkeley.
Haas Pavilion is located at the intersection of Bancroft Way and Dana Street, on the northeast side of the Recreational Sports Facility (RSF).
Parking can be an adventure if you're unprepared. On-campus and off-campus parking lots are available as is free and paid parking.
Off-Campus Parking. Our recommendation is to park on the streets nearby the campus. Unmetered (free) parking is available on Saturdays and Sundays (and weekdays after 6pm) on Ellsworth, Dana, Channing, Haste, and Dwight. Any of these streets is a short walk to campus. Parking is free on Sundays on Bancroft Avenue.
On-Campus Parking. The closest on-campus (paid) parking is the RSF Garage. Refer to the university parking page and map for location and cost.
Use these maps to help get around in Berkeley and to help plan where you can park. The Parkopedia map even provides current costs for garages and parking lots.
Learn more about the history and landmarks of the university and city of Berkeley. Discover great places to visit, tucked away in the hills behind the campus.
Cal is known as one of the leading public universities in the world. With several Nobel Prize winners on faculty, professors and researchers at Cal continue to make discoveries that affect our daily lives.
Take a drive up the hill behind the campus to see a few things as well as take in a fantastic panoramic view of the San Francisco Bay, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the Golden Gate Bridge.
U.C. Botanical Garden. “The Garden holds one of the largest and most diverse collections in the United States...[featuring] plants of documented wild origin from nearly every continent.”
Lawrence Hall of Science. Take a visit to the Lawrence Hall of Science for interesting exhibits and a spectacular view across the bay of San Francisco and more. Bring your cameras!
Tilden Regional Park. And, if you make it this far, check out Tilden Regional Park, just a short drive further up the hill and Grizzly Peak skyline road. If you arrive in the afternoon, the park even has a steam train for children.
Architects. There are many examples of late-19th and early-20th Century architecture on- and off-campus particularly those buildings of the Beaux-Arts Classical tradition. Many individuals made their mark on the campus architectural landscape that exists today including John Galen Howard (campus architect until 1924), William Ratcliffe, Bernard Maybeck (Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco), and his student, Julia Morgan (the architect for Hearst Castle in San Simeon, CA and the first woman architect licensed in California).
Hearst Family. In the early 20th Century, much of the funding for campus construction was provided by the Hearst family (the same Hearst family in the Dunsmuir/McCloud area). The Hearst family “adopted” UC Berkeley following the founding of Stanford University by the Stanford family and a little competition between the families and the universities began.
Following are four landmark buildings near Haas Pavilion.
1. SATHER TOWER (THE CAMPANILE)
Named for its inspiration in St. Mark’s Square in Venice, Italy, this is “perhaps UC Berkeley’s most famous symbol. Visible for miles, it stands 307 feet tall and is the third tallest bell and clock-tower in the world...Completed in 1914, the Campanile is the symbol of the campus. It also houses a carillon of 61 bells on which music is played every day at noon.” The massive bells weigh from 19 to 10,500 pounds. Tickets to the observation deck are $2 for adults. The observation platform is open until 3:45pm (Mon-Fri) and 4:45pm on weekends.
2. FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
This building, immediately across from the walkway from Haas Pavilion, is now the univerisity Dramatic Arts Department dance facility. It is “an excellent early example of the Bay Area Shingle style...The First Unitarian Church design was revolutionary for its time in its single huge west gable, the use of shingles and metal sash windows, the exceptionally heavy rough beams resting on unpeeled redwood trunks, and the semi-circular apse with a bisected conical roof on the east side. Curved buttresses along the side walls structurally unnecessary in a wood-frame building make a playful allusion to traditional masonry churches.”
3. BERKELEY CITY CLUB
One block over from Haas Pavilion on Durant, “the Berkeley City Club is listed in the Berkeley Designated Landmark #2, 1975, California State Landmark #908, 1977 and the National Register of Historic Places, 1977. This beautiful building was designed and built in 1929 by architect Julia Morgan.” and “is one of [her] outstanding works...whose interpretation of Moorish and Gothic elements created a landmark of California design.”
4. HEARST GYMNASIUM
A five-minute walk up Bancroft from Haas Pavilion, this facility offers a taste of Hearst Castle and its beautifully designed swimming pool (still in use). “Hearst Memorial Gymnasium, 1927, originally the women’s gym, was designed by Bernard Maybeck and Julia Morgan. It includes two gyms, three dance studios, and three outdoor swimming pools. The gym was built as a memorial to Phoebe Apperson Hearst” (the mother of William Randolph Hearst).
Learn more about the university and the city of Berkeley.
Berkeley is often identified with the Free Speech Movement, Civil Rights Movement, and the Anti-War Movement along with hippies, activists, and colorful street people and performers, and more. There is a reason for this association.
“For these ten years from roughly 1964 to 1974 Cal captured the imagination of the United States in a way that happens once a lifetime, if that. Though we, for convenience’s sake, group ‘the 60s’ together, it was really two separate ideas and spirits manifesting themselves, related only in time and place.”