Thursday, April 9

UCLA’s Kendo club practices Japan’s aggressive yet reverent martial art

Onegai shimasu – “Please let me train with you.” Two players face each other and bow, wearing Bogu with their Shinais in hand – a Kendo match begins. Read more...

Photo: UCLA Kendo competes in tournaments in Southern California and across the country and has consistently shown strength in recent years. The club’s co-founder, Nathan Makino, said Kendo has become like a brand that maintains a strong reputation year after year. (Niveda Tennety/Daily Bruin)


Men’s club rugby falls in championship finals against Lindenwood

The Bruins fell one match short of clinching their first collegiate rugby championship after a testing path to the final. UCLA men’s club rugby dropped the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Cup final to Lindenwood University by a score of 24-7 on Sunday. Read more...

Photo: UCLA men’s club rugby fell to Lindenwood University in the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship final. The loss marked the second time the Bruins lost in the final, with the other being their last appearance against California in 2016. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


Club men’s rugby ready to try for first collegiate championship

The Bruins will have a chance to hoist their first-ever Pete Dawkins Trophy this weekend. UCLA men’s club rugby will face three opponents in pool play of the Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship in Philadelphia this weekend. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s sevens squad will be competing in the Collegiate Rugby Championship for the sixth consecutive year. The Bruins were eliminated by Indiana in the quarterfinal round last season. UCLA lost to rival California in the 2016 final. (Habeba Mostafa/Daily Bruin)


UCLA women’s lacrosse club team to compete in collegiate tournament

Though the collegiate lacrosse stronghold famously lies on the East Coast, the fast-paced sport exists at UCLA, too – specifically as a women’s club team. Now, after an 8-4 run during the regular season, UCLA club lacrosse will head to Round Rock, Texas, to compete in the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates national tournament from May 8 to 12. Read more...

Photo: UCLA’s club lacrosse will head to Texas for the national lacrosse tournament this week. This year it goes in as the No. 10 seed and will face No. 7 Virginia in the first match of the tournament. (Courtesy of Suzanne Bernardy)


UCLA Rugby alums return for Hall of Fame dinner, reminisce about sport

The Plaza Room at De Neve Commons is a modest space. With beige walls and floral carpets, it’s a banquet hall that could be anywhere. Except that it’s on UCLA’s campus. Read more...

Photo: The rugby teams from UCLA and California faced off against one another at the North Athletic Field on Jan. 14th, with the reigning national champion Golden Bears winning the game with a final score of 45-0. (Edward Figeuroa/Daily Bruin)


Anderson instructor, ex-club hockey coach discusses dual role

When Mark Francis watched college football while growing up in New Brunswick, Canada, he rooted for the Bruins. Now, UCLA is far more than just a team Francis watches on television. Read more...

Photo: Mark Francis is an instructor at the Anderson Center for Managing Enterprise in Media, Entertainment and Sports. He has also coached the UCLA men’s club hockey team and served as the associate executive director of the PAC-8 Intercollegiate Hockey Conference. (Keila Mayberry/Daily Bruin staff)


UCLA Powerlifting seeks growth, offers members goal-oriented exercise

Gym rats are often content going through the same workout routines. However, that isn’t for everyone. “I felt that (working out) wasn’t very rewarding and it was very subjective,” said UCLA Powerlifting president Marc Morgan. Read more...

Photo: Team president and third-year Marc Morgan helps spot fourth-year sociology student Larry Nguyen during practice. The UCLA powerlifting club team holds four practices a week in the Bear Cave, a facility within Drake Stadium. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)



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