By Rachel Rundengan |Opinions Editor|
MMA Club (Mixed Martial Arts)
The Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Club is one of the many clubs offered at CSUSB.
The MMA is a full-contact combat sport that allows a variety of fighting techniques that include grappling, kicking and striking.
“At the club, we practice basic essential techniques from footwork to forms, to ground practice against partners,” stated former member Shoichi Iijima.
The club ranges from the beginner level all the way to the advanced, which includes more difficult techniques and requires more labor and skill.
Everyday, the club offers different menus or schedule of different skills.
“[We] begin by stretching, light warm ups, and practices ranging from cardio exercises combined with martial arts elements,” added Iijima.
Though the club has a specific schedule for different fighting styles, it also has free days where each member can practice his/her own style and improve certain fighting techniques.
The club offers kickboxing, as well as the Brazilian martial art Jiu-Jitsu for anyone who is interested in learning.
“You can achieve a clear and strong mentality while learning how to use your body to enjoy in the art of martial arts and learning how to defend yourself,” continued Iijima.
“The club is very sociable and is a great place to challenge yourself while meeting others of the same interest,” concluded Iijima.
The MMA Club is located in P.E. 104 and meets every Mon., Wed. and Fri.. Monday and Wednesdays from 2:35 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Fri.
League of Legends Club
The League of Legends Club is a community that focuses on the online video game“League of Legends.”
“League of Legends” is a multiplayer online battle arena, which is a genre of video games that is considered to be small in scope in comparison to other genres; League of Legends is one of the biggest and most popular games of this genre.
“This game is centered around players working as a team to destroy the enemy teams’ nexus (basically an object to destroy in the enemy’s base) to win the game,” stated League of Legends Club’s Public Relations Representative Cristian Gomez.
“League of Legends” is a strategic game.
It challenges players to think thoroughly and forces them to play smarter.
“It requires teamwork at all levels of play. This game cannot be won by one player alone. It is a game that is won by players making intense decisions as a team, and if it is a bad one, it can cost your team the game,” added Gomez.
“League taught me about self-improvement. In order to get better at the game, you need to invest time into it and try to learn from your mistakes. You can need to be always fixing and tweaking how you play to be efficient,” continued Gomez.
Many people play League of “Legends”—both casual and hardcore players.
This club is a way to bring these players together and talk about things from upcoming news to playing a game.
“We strive to build a community that is inviting to new comers and informative for veterans,” concluded Gomez.
“League of Legends” Club meetings are held every Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m, located in PL-0263.