Welcome to the University of Nottingham Karate club!

Whether you're an experienced competition fighter or have never set foot in a dojo before we have something to offer! The club teaches primarily Shotokan karate and our curriculum reflects this, however we welcome karateka from all backgrounds and in reality we form a "melting pot" of different practitioners.


Welcome 2018

You can find us at the Welcome Fair on Monday 24 September and Tuesday 25 September at the David Ross Sports Village. 
You can also find out about all sport activities during Welcome Week at www.nottingham.ac.uk/sport/welcome. 



We are hosting a taster session for anyone who’d like to try karate on Tuesday 2nd October at 8:30-10:30 and Thursday 4th October at 8-10 at the David Ross Sports Village in the dojo. Members of the club will be around to meet you when you arrive!
This is free-of-charge and all are welcome –it doesn’t matter if you have never done karate before!


We hold several classes a week:
Tuesdays: 8:30pm-10:30pm  Dojo, David Ross Sports Village, University Park
Thursday: 8pm-10pm  Dojo, David Ross Sports Village, University Park
Saturday: 2pm-4pm  Dojo, David Ross Sports Village, Univeristy Park
Sunday: 7:30pm-9:30pm  Dojo, David Ross Sports Village, University Park

Each class focuses on a different areas:

Tuesdays focus on competition karate. Competition karate is split into two; Kata and Kumite. Kumite is the focus of Tuesdays session, this is the fighting side of competition karate and we are lucky enough to have a dedicated sensei to help with preparation for competitions and higher belt gradings.


Thursdays cover the more traditional ‘core’ of Karate with emphasis on basic drills and Kata, a series of preset moves against imaginary opponents. The applications of kata are also studied regularly and we believe this is an important part of our training.

Saturdays and Sundays are devoted to tournament training, and are run by our Captains. We welcome anyone who wants to compete, whether novice or experienced competitor and the club attends a variety of competitions throughout the year, culminating in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) tournament held in early spring. The club competes in both kata and kumite and wins medals in both consistantly. We also compete in Varsity against Nottingham Trent, on the newly introduced Super Wednesdays!

Whilst we take training very seriously, the club also has a vibrant social life lead by not one but two social secretaries, aside from regular planned nights out, meals and other get togethers, a spontaneous pub trip is never far away!


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch with any of our committee members. Look out for our stall at fresher's fair, we hope to see you training with us soon!

Email: sukarateclub@nottingham.ac.uk

and like our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UoNKarateClub/ 



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Club Development Co-ordinator
Lyn Winkworth
Gen Sec
Eve Watson
Kata Captain
Dylan Robert Traves
Kata Captain 2
Lauren Grace Fretwell
Kumite Captain
Jaspal Mehat
Kumite Captain 2
Aaron O'Neil-Smith
Laura Alice Parkes
Matthew James Dowling
Welfare Officer
Olivia Paige Walker