2/02/2008 7:01pm, #11
A quick search of Rice reveals... **** I won't be doing:
Rice Aikido Club
Rice Karate Club
TAEKWONDO CLUB, RICE WTF, practices Taekwondo, or Tae Kwon Do, which is a Korean martial art that focuses on kicks. The Rice Taekwondo Club practices WTF style Taekwondo (World Taekwondo Federation).
Contact: Samuel Kim (Will Rice) 713/530-7664 / Samuel.A.Kim
FENCING CLUB practices fencing with foils, epees, and sabers. No experience necessary.
Contact: Rob Lewis / rob.lewis
Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 at Autry West Gym
RICE OBJECTIVIST CLUB is a group of students who are interested in discussing and/or learning about the literary and philosophical works of the author Ayn Rand, and examining her ideas in the context of today's world.
Contact: Manjari Narayan / manjari
WRESTLING CLUB aims to provide an outlet for students interesteed in participating in the sport of freestyle and catch (submission) wrestling.
Contact: Justin Ho (Philosophy) 713-201-2597 / justinho OR William Hockaday (Earth Science) x-4114 / bill.hockadayI'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist
2/02/2008 7:14pm, #12
Be sure to visit the TWO Starbucks located right across the street from each other in River Oaks (as made famous by Lewis Black in one of his stand-up bits).
The Landmark River Oaks theater is a really cool place to check out if you're into midnight movies. It's a small theater (which I like) and has a bar (which I also like):
Of course, you could one-up the movie-and-booze route by going to the Alamo Drafthouse at West Oaks, where you can order food AND beer while you watch a movie. Plus, children under 6 aren't alllowed at all, so you don't have to worry about crying babies:
Back to martial arts... Rice has an Aikido, Karate, and WTF TKD club, but no jiu-jitsu or MMA clubs to speak of. The University of Houston has a good MMA club, but their practice space is VERY small and parking at the university is a bitch, so it probably wouldn't be worth it for you to go there. Sorry I can't be any more helpful...
EDIT: Ah, I see you beat me to the Rice info. Sorry I didn't catch the wrestling club bit, that's kind of a big oversight on my part. Just keep in mind that if you go to rice, you'll have to pay for parking (most likely in an outlying lot) as well as a recreation center drop-in fee, not to mention any kind of mat fee the wrestling club may charge.
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2/02/2008 11:00pm, #13
Originally Posted by Kid Miracleman
- Join Date
- Nov 2007
2/02/2008 11:14pm, #14
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
- Austin, TX
I think Rice has a BJJ/Judo club. That would probably the easiest thing.
2/03/2008 2:04am, #15
2/03/2008 2:25am, #16
- Join Date
- Mar 2007
- Houston, TX
I am a recent Rice graduate, so perhaps I can shed some light on the matter.
There is a Judo / Jiu-Jitsu club on campus. Their website is www.ruf.rice.edu/~rjjc/
Complication: Rice's Rec Center is currently closed for renovations. I don't know what all of the clubs are doing. There is an e-mail address posted on the website, so you could ask if they are still meeting, and where. Don't be surprised if you don't get an answer--I've seen plenty of Rice clubs die out as members graduate.
I train at Bam Bam Martial Arts. I enjoy working there very much, but I guess it is on the pricey side. It is rather close to Rice campus (~10 min drive), and you should get a prompt answer from Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to ask about rolling there.
2/03/2008 3:26pm, #17
Rice JJ looks cool, but "Note for community members only:
the Rice Rec Center is enforcing its policy on outsiders coming into the gym" on their page suggests that all Rice clubs may be out. Emails away I guess. Elite is sounding like a good bet.I'm picturing you drooling onto the keyboard as you type, one eye rotating independent of the other as your hands mash the keys. - Sophist