Short Courses

The ANU Sport Short Courses provide the ANU community with a chance to be involved in or host a wellbeing course over several weeks. The purpose of the Short Courses is to provide non-traditional and innovative programs that allow participants to stay fit and healthy whilst learning something new.

See further information below on how to participate or deliver a Short Course!

Participating in a Short Course

Individuals can register to participate in Short Courses via the following links:

 

Foundations of Yoga

 

This is an introductory six-week course consisting of the yoga foundations-creating alignment of body, breath and mind.

Each will be structured to exercise the whole body, with breath awareness and mind focus. In addition, the teacher will create emphasis of instruction and use of techniques to focus on common areas of stiffness and weakness in the body. These conditions may be due to too much exercise/overtraining or too little physical activity. Participants will receive individual corrections and adjustments. 

week 1: neck and shoulders

week 2: lower back, hips

week 3: hips, hamstrings and knees

week 4: neck, shoulders, toning of the arms

week 5: lower back, hips, toning of the abdominals

week 6: toning of the legs, balancing

When

A six-week course starting on Tuesday the 20th of April through to the 25th of May 2021

Where

ANU Sport Blue room, Building 19, North Road, ANU

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$60.00 for ANU Students

$80.00 for General Admission

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 

Self-Defense

 

The basis of effective self-defence lies in learning to hit an assailant with power and precision, and to stop them from hitting or holding you. In this four-week introductory course you’ll be guided through this process by Chris Bishop, a former security professional who has trained Australians for operational roles in more than 30 countries, including Peacekeeping and Peace-monitoring deployments in 5 war zones.

When

Classes will run from 5pm-6pm each Wednesday, starting on the 21st of April 2021, running for 4 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Dojo - David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$50.00 for ANU Students

$80.00 for General Admission

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 

Swing Dancing

 

Our four week course will teach you some introductory moves and technique that will allow you to build your confidence and provide the foundations and confidence to start taking weekly classes if you're keen, and will provide the basis for you to take your dancing to the social floor.

WHAT TO BRING:

Comfortable shoes (most swing dancers don’t wear heels), water bottle, snacks, deodorant, spare t-shirt, small towel, band aids – swing dancing is exercise, and you may well break a sweat, so be prepared.

Got a friend you've been trying to coax along to weekly lessons? This is the perfect chance for them to try pressure-free, and in no time we'll have them hooked on this wonderful world of swing dancing that we all love.

NO PARTNER REQUIRED

No need to register with a partner (although you can!). We rotate partners throughout the workshop – a great way to meet new people, all sharing the same fun learning experience.

When

Classes will run from 2pm-3pm each Thursday, starting on the 22nd of April 2021, running for 4 weeks.

Where

ANU Sport Studio 1 - located at the northern end of the David Cocking Sports Centre (Building 19), North Road Acton.

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$40.00 for ANU Students

$60.00 for General Admission

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 

Running Technique and Practise

 

Due to trainer injury, this course is no longer available.

 

Introduction to Core Training

 

Due to trainer injury, this course is no longer available.

 

 

Squat and Deadlift

 

Over a 4-week block the short course will be designed to educate about the squat and deadlift and all the details in between, this will also help to lead into a more regimented style of training and the benefits of doing so once the short course has been completed.
NOTE: Students can participate in both courses concurrently OR complete one course and then sign up for the second, 4-week course.

When

DEADLIFTS - Mondays 6.30pm-7.30pm
(17/5-7/6)

SQUATS - Wednesdays – 6.30am-7.30am 
(19/5-9/6)
 

Where

ANU Sport Level 3, Building 19, North Road, ANU

Who

ANU Sport Gym Members

Cost

$60 for either squats or deadlifts
$100 for both

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 

Beginners Judo Course

 

The aim of the course is to give participants an appreciation of the techniques and skills of Judo as well as gaining actual skills and improving fitness. The classes will tend to be practical rather than theoretical. Attendees will learn how to break-fall, with a fair mix of throwing and grappling techniques. The classes will be taught in the dojo and attendees can wear a Judogi (judo uniform) or loose clothing with a football strength top. Attendees should ensure finger and toenails are cut short.

The beginners’ courses will cover many aspects of Judo but emphasis will be placed on gaining practical Judo skills rather than trying to cram a lot of techniques into a short course. Revision of techniques will occur in all classes to ensure you master the basics. The course will be based on various judo subjects which typically will cover the following content.

When

29 April - 27 May 2021 8-9pm

Where

ANU Sport Dojo, Building 19, North Road, ANU

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$65 Students
$75 ANU Sport Gym Members
$90 General

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 

 

Introduction to Jujutsu

 

The Australian National University Jujutsu Club (ANUJJC) Short Course is a great way to be introduced to and learn traditional Japanese jujutsu. This martial art originated during Japan’s feudal era and its purpose was to defend against armed and unarmed opponents. No previous martial arts experience is necessary. The training is not directed towards competition; instead you will work together in a cooperative environment to learn and improve your abilities.

Traditional jujutsu is the foundation for most modern unarmed Japanese martial arts and is suitable for men and women – it does not depend on strength and speed, but instead relies on good technique and an understanding of human biomechanics.

The ANUJJC is a member of the International Jujutsu Institute (IJJI), and has been affiliated with the ANU since 1976.

When

Monday 3 May - Wednesday 2 June

Where

ANU Sport Dojo, Building 19, North Road, ANU

Who

Anyone!

Cost

$70.00 for ANU Students

$90.00 for General Admission

How to register?

Click here to register for the program

 


Delivering a Short Course

Short Courses can be run by ANU clubs or commercial businesses. ANU Sport offers two program structures in which clubs or businesses can deliver their program.

Option 1: Managed by the club/business

The club/business is responsible for the organisation, promotion, management of ticket sales, facility hire and delivery of the course. The club/business pays ANU Sport an administration fee for promotional assistance. 

Option 2: Managed by ANU Sport

ANU Sport administers the course and pays a facilitator fee to the club/business that covers their instructor costs. ANU Sport is responsible for all administration and operational costs of the course and will retain all income from ticket sales. The club/business is responsible for the delivery of the course.

For more information on how to run or be involved in a short course please fill in the request form below or email Sport Officer - Student Engagement Programs, Britt Tully (britt [dot] tullyatanu-sport [dot] com [dot] au).

Request Form

If you are wanting to organise or get involved in a program for 2021, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we can do our best to accommodate.