FITNESS

Dancefitness

Dancefitness

Please bring your own clean trainers with a non-marking sole.

This class unites a mixture of Zumba elements with strengthening exercises and cardiovascular training. The dance choreographies to Latin-American or dance/pop music guarantee a good variety and fun for everybody who wants to leave their everyday life behind them.

HIIT

HIIT

HIIT is a fast and intense full-body workout in which maximum results can be gained within very short periods. We frequently change from highly intensive to chill phases. This interval-based workout concept can take you to the edge of your own abilities using only your own body weight, allowing you to get fit for your daily life in a very short amount of time.

Please note: the mats in the sports hall can only be used with socks – maybe with stoppers – or barefoot! Please bring appropriate clothing.

HEALTH

Qiqong

Qiqong

Is Qigong a sport? A philosophy? Could it give you help, hope and orientation? Or is it only a form of relaxation with an exotic touch, a way to get away from boring everyday life? Combat sport? A form of art? Wellness?

After just a few sessions, Qigong will tell you who you are, where you are from, what your strengths are and which weaknesses you should work on. Qigong’s experience and intelligence will help you with many things: becoming aware of and being honest to yourself; agility, fitness, focussing on yourself and the moment. Qigong invites you to find out more about yourself…

Stretching

Stretching

Your everyday life is characterised by sitting for long periods and monotonous movements? You are on the lookout for a way to compensate and keep fit and healthy?

Stretching will help you mobilise shortened and rusty muscles and increase the agility of your whole body.

Every class starts with a warm-up that is followed by some stretching exercises (for example from yoga) at different levels of difficulty. This means that the class is suitable for beginners and the advanced.

Stretching is an independent fitness and mobility workout, but it can also supplement other sports, because it helps you to increase your agility.

And who knows? Maybe you will even manage the splits!

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

You will learn smooth, graceful and powerful exercises that will move your body and your spine in many different ways. The movements are slow, concentrated and meditative. Breathing is improved, organs are strengthened and inner awareness increases.

The ancient forms of movement that come from early Chinese culture provide human health with power and vitality. They support a healthy lifestyle up until old age.

(Coach Mariann Ehlers)

Yoga, Vinyasa (with Christina Kraag)

Yoga, Vinyasa (with Christina Kraag)

In Vinyasa Yoga, different yoga exercises are combined to create a fluent sequence (Vinyasa = the Sanskrit word for fluent). An example of Vinyasa is the sun salutation.

Yoga, Ashtange (with Annalena Göttsche)

Yoga, Ashtange (with Annalena Göttsche)

This style of yoga is very dynamic and physically challenging. As a warm-up-exercise, we do some sun salutations and then we practise the first series of asanas from BNS Iyengar. This might get you sweating, but the exercises can be adjusted individually, which means that anyone can participate.

I’m a trained hatha-yoga instructor and I like to include meditations and breathing exercises in my lessons. Therefore, my lessons also include calm moments, during which we focus on mental/spiritual relaxation.

Gentle Yoga for relaxation and self-reflection (with Teresa Forchhammer)

Gentle Yoga for relaxation and self-reflection (with Teresa Forchhammer)

This class teaches a gentle and pleasant kind of yoga which is based on the Yoga Vidya basic series. The focus is placed on treating yourself with respect, calm and fluent breathing, deep relaxation, and, of course, the enjoyment brought about by movement and the frequently used static asanas. Participants should not expect a detailed workout, but instead a special kind of yoga and movement sequences that will challenge you, but which concentrate on recuperating your soul.

Yoga Hatha/Restorative (with Christin Sim)

Yoga Hatha/Restorative (with Christin Sim)

This yoga course combines different elements from the traditional Haha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga and modern Restorative Yoga. Be prepared to get sweaty, improve your strength, patience and your mind-body awareness. Calmer asanas are meant to stretch your muscles, free your joints and develop a good physical alignment. Everybody is welcome no matter whether Beginner or Advanced Yoga student. With regular commitment to your practice you will soon see the benefits that Yoga brings with it.

MARTIAL ARTS

Aikido

Aikido

„Tell me and I will forget; show me and I will remember; involve me and I will understand" (Confucius)

Harmony, power and motion

Aikido is a Japanese martial art, which was developed from Samurai fighting techniques that are hundreds of years old. It is a self-defence martial art which doesn’t require a lot of muscular strength. For most of the athletes, Aikido is more than just a means of self-defence. Many exercises in regular training are used to develop a good sense of movement and the necessary physical and mental requirements. Aikido teaches you how to exercise using the right breathing and without unnecessary muscular tension. Every training session consists of a short meditation, breathing and stretching exercises, basics, exercises for how to fall over correctly in every direction, and last but not least, the Aikido techniques. (Coach Alexander Kupin)

As this class is organised in collaboration with Greifswald’s Aikido School, the course will also be attended by students from the Aikido School.

No accident insurance coverage is provided by the University of Greifswald’s Hochschulsport.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (short: BJJ) is a highly effective martial art that is related to Judo. Its specialty lies within ground fighting and joint-locks and chokeholds. Strikes and kicks are not allowed.

The training sessions are structured in warm-up, fitness, technical training and sparring. We move from one phase to the next without any breaks. The sparring sessions provide you with a chance to put what you have learned into practice. You shouldn’t be shy about body contact.

Please note: the mats in the sports hall can only be used with socks – maybe with stoppers – or barefoot! Please bring appropriate clothing.

Boxing

Boxing

This class is aimed at all levels – from beginners to experienced boxers – who are interested in this sport and practising it together. The aim is to improve your own boxing abilities and skills, mostly through boxing. A typical training session starts with a boxing-specific warm-up session or a little game. This is followed by three rounds of shadow-boxing and then by boxing training with partners, sparring and focus mitts etc. Then it is time for power and fitness training, e.g. circuit training, rope skipping, medicine ball. The training session ends with a cool down and some relaxation exercises.

Japanese Swordmanship - Iaido

Japanese Swordmanship - Iaido

Iaido is a Japanese sword-fighting martial art that specialises in the drawing of a sword from its scabbard and the following movements used to attack or defend oneself.

Karate

Karate

This class teaches various effective defence techniques. Values such as politeness, respect, tolerance and friendly treatment of one another are important elements of this class.

The traditional tuition is based on three pillars: Kihon (basic techniques), Kata (applying techniques) and Kumite (fight). In order to master karate, you must have command of all three.

Training substantially improves motor skills and coordination, which also improve your concentration. You train your breathing, strengthen your self-confidence and improve your body awareness.

Kung Fu

Kung Fu

This course provides you with the opportunity to learn the martial art of Kung Fu of Shao-Lin-Quan.

In this martial art, we are going to train our awareness for our own body, our mind and our senses. You won’t just learn how to defend yourselves, you will also boost your health and fitness.

The coach teaches basic knowledge of and choreographies that belong to Kung Fu.

Russian Martial Arts

Russian Martial Arts

Please bring clean shoes (with a non-marking sole) to wear in the sports hall!

Russian martial arts have been tested and refined in wars and conflicts for over 1000 years. RMA concentrates on natural, intuitive movements rather than specific techniques. This makes it easy to learn, getting harder as it goes along: "Easy to learn, hard to master".

Training focuses on three basic elements:

  • Breathing as a source of power/strength
  • the relaxed state of the body to enable spontaneous reactions
  • gaining control over the attacker to take charge of the fight

The class is suitable for beginners and any advanced fighters who are interested, irrespective of age or gender

Important! Please bring comfortable clothes and clean shoes for the sports hall.

Self-Defence with Ving Tsun Kung Fu (for Beginners)

Self-Defence with Ving Tsun Kung Fu (for Beginners)

In this basic class, I’m going to teach you Ving Tsun Kung Fu (a form of self defence and close combat) that is very effective and economic. As it was developed for real fighting situations and doesn’t depend on complicated and difficult movements. Instead, it tries to solve problematic situations with strategies and techniques that are easy to learn and understand.

 

Due to good stability and the right use of muscles, this style of fighting gives you a good chance of defeating your opponent, even if they are bigger and stronger. It is suitable for men and women of all ages. Prior knowledge is not necessary.

 

I’m Jan Korte and I have been learning from Helge Frey in Oldenburg since 2011. Helge Frey works as an independent coach and was trained by Volker Boekhoff, who is one of the most important Ving Tsun coaches in Germany. He also kept in close contact with grandmaster Wong Shun Leung.

 

We train with shoes on, not barefoot.

Swordmanship

Swordmanship

Beginners

This class is for everybody who is interested in historical combat sports and requires no background knowledge. Its focus lies on fighting with the long sword that is usually held with two hands. In addition to the secure handling of the practice weapons and the correct posture, the class also teaches relevant techniques from wrestling and dagger fighting. The aim of the class is to teach the combat sport as it was actually practised in former times.

Advanced

This course consolidates the knowledge gained from the beginners’ class and focuses on technical and tactical aspects. It is for anyone who participated in the beginners’ class or who already has knowledge of swordsmanship or other martial arts.

Only sports clothing that is appropriate for the sports hall is required.

(Coach Frank Polenz)

GAMES

Jugger

Jugger

Jugger is a fast and demanding team sport. The rules are easy to explain: one team consists of 5 players. 4 of them fight against the opponents with padded weapons, known in Germany as ‘Pompfen’. If you have been hit, you have to kneel down for a short while and are not allowed to take part in what is happening on the field. In the meantime, the fifth player, the runner of the team, tries to get the ball (“Jugg”) into the opposing team’s mound (“Mal”).

We want to train, play, and have fun together. This class teaches you the basics. We also prepare for tournaments and anyone attending this class who is interested, is welcome to get involved.

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a physical team sport with a limited field, two goals and clearly defined rules. The players use sticks with a net to carry the ball over the field into the opposing team’s goal. This sport is characterised by a mix of fitness, speed, agility and physical strength.

Whilst in men’s lacrosse the use of your body and stick is not only allowed and expected, women’s lacrosse has much stricter rules, although there is still body and stick contact.

The classes teach the basics (carrying, throwing and catching of the ball), as well as defensive and offensive strategies. Men and women usually train together. Our main objective is for you to enjoy the sport. So register for this class if you would like to try out something new.

This class is organised together with HSG Greifswald’s lacrosse team, which means that players from that team will also take part in the course.

No accident insurance coverage is provided by the University of Greifswald’s Hochschulsport.

Roller Hockey

Roller Hockey

To all the keen athletes out there, especially to those who are interested in roll sports and roller hockey: Here’s the chance to improve your skills! We want to build up a roller hockey team and need enthusiastic roller-skaters and hockey players.

Team leader João Rocha who brings experience from Portugal and the national league is keen to establish this sport in Greifswald. If you want to start roller skating and be challenged appropriately, you are in the right place!

Firstly, you are going to work on your roller skating skills (going forwards; going backwards; turns; braking). After that you will learn the principles/rules of the game, including stick technique, controlling the ball and tactics.

Equipment (roller skates) is available for beginners.

(Coach João Pereira Rocha)

Rugby (Indoor)

Rugby (Indoor)

The goal of this class is to teach you the basics of rugby. We will focus on passing the ball, learning about the rules und getting to know the set pieces. We will also work on our fitness and learn the basics of tackling using tackle bags.

Volleyball F1

Volleyball F1

Advanced players (F1):

Goal: learn new tactics

Requirements: basic knowledge/volleyball techniques

suitable for: players who (have) regularly play(ed) volleyball (for example in a club)

DANCING

Ballet for Beginners

Ballet for Beginners

The class is suitable for both beginners and returners. The basics of classical ballet will be taught in different exercises on the barre and in the room. The course continuously works on posture, coordination skills and dance expression.

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary Dance

Contemporary dance is a modern form of dancing that focuses on emotions.

The training session starts with a warm-up and is followed by power training to make sure the body is continually strengthened and prepared for the dance movements that follow. The participants then practise technical elements, such as jumps and twists, and a choreography will be rehearsed. Trust and improvisation exercises help to forget the daily stress, to gain awareness of your body’s movements and thus give your dancing more freedom and expression. In the final cool-down, you stretch your body  that can now recover from the previous exercises.

The beginner class is suitable for everyone who is open to new things. If you already have some dancing experience, you can also take part in the advanced class to expand these skills and your experience.

Dancefusion

Dancefusion

The dance fusion class is about getting to know different styles of dancing, for example commercial, jazz, contemporary and hip hop. The class includes a warm-up with some strengthening and technique exercises that will help to enhance your dancing skills, as well as a choreography that will change every 3 to 4 weeks.

Previous knowledge of dancing would be nice, but beginners with a sense of rhythm and passion for dancing are more than welcome too.

Jazzdance

Jazzdance

Hello everybody!

I’m looking forward to diving into the world of dancing with you, enabling you to improve your knowledge of your own body and test out your limits.

Some experience of dancing would be very helpful for the course (not necessarily experience in jazz dance), for example techniques from ballet, because we will train some techniques from this area.

I divide my classes into warm-up, fitness, technique, choreography and stretching.

All you need to bring with you is enthusiasm for movement and dancing!

Looking forward to seeing you in class! Lea (Coach)

Oriental Dance

Oriental Dance

Beginner and intermediate class

In this class, we are going to go through and improve the basic movements of oriental dance to the sounds of oriental music.

Intermediate and advanced class

This class repeats the basic steps we learned in the beginners’ class. The aim of this class is to develop a group choreography.

Male participants are also welcome.

Tight-fitting clothes are required and you can also wear ballet shoes if you want to. But you can also dance on barefoot, or just in socks.

I’m looking forward to seeing you all there.