UVic sports

UVic Kendō club member heading for the National Kendō Team

The sound of a shinai (bamboo sword) hitting protective headgear is sharp and loud, and it sounds brutal. Yet none of the students flinch — even the children, some as…

Two UVic students take on Fencing Canada Cup

UVic fencing community en-garde for growth Equal parts technique, raw power, and energy, competitive fencing is a scarce art at UVic. But for the first time in recent years, two…

Six sports, two competitors, one legendary contest

The Legends Cup: UBC vs. UVic Since UVic’s early days as Victoria College, a deep rivalry has existed between the Vikes and UBC’s Thunderbirds. Before UVic became an independent institution…

Perfect practice makes perfect

The refined art of Shorin-ji Ryu Karate I find that the best way to describe Karate is to compare it to yoga — just with more punches and kicks. Both require a…