I have several questions concerning Club/Intramural sports at West Point. If you have anything to add concerning my inquiries, please respond to this post. Thank you very much. 1) If I participate in a Club Sport...will it occur year-round usually? If yes, am I correct in saying I don't have to do any other (intramural) sports during the year? 2) I am interested in doing some sort of martial arts as my Club sport. The options that looked appealing were Judo, Karate, and Martial Arts. I am assuming we "try out" for these club sports during the summer before plebe year. Although I have limited experience in martial arts, I feel my body is built for this kind of movement (I am flexible, good reflexes etc.). Is it going to be really difficult for me to make the squad in one of the three options I named above? I'd be interested in doing the sport more for exercise and fun rather than trying to get some sort of collegiate title. Will I be able to participate in a club sport with that mindset or is it cut-throat year round with the club sports (especially Judo, Karate, and Martial Arts)? 3) Mountaineering also interests me, but I know I would not make the team if I tried out this summer. I figure I could practice a bit on the wall at West Point's gym and try out at a later date if I really wanted. Is the earliest I could try out at the beginning of sophomore year or end of freshman year? I don't know if they hold try outs at the beginning of semesters. 4) Judo vs. Karate vs. Martial Arts...does anyone have any insight? I'm looking for any info on which sport travels a lot, which is more popular, which is more recreational or really competitive etc. Any information on these or any other worthwhile club sports (that you don't need a lot of experience to participate in) is appreciated. THANK YOU very much. GO ARMY BEAT NAVY.