Code of Conduct
Sports Club Constitution for Shotokan Karate
University of Warwick Shotokan Karate Club Risk Assessment
Come see us at our stall at sports fair for any info on 1st Oct in the university sports centre.
Come along at any point in the term to try out karate, with your first session being free!
Training Times (university term time only) in the Studio or Function Room in main sports centre:
Monday: 19.00 - 20.30 TRADITIONAL KARATE - Gi - in the studio
Tuesday: 20.00 - 21.30 KARATE FITNESS - NoGi/Gi (optional extra half hour 21.30 - 22.00 for coloured belts) - in function room next to studio
Thursday: 19.00 - 20.30 TRADITIONAL KARATE - Gi - in the studio
£4 per traditional karate session £2 for the karate fitness session
£55 for the whole term of 30 sessions (coming to just £1.85 per session)
Become a Member:
To become a member it is just a £6 joining fee, which can be done online by purchasing the student membership under the JOIN heading on this page. You must also be a member of warwicksport to be able to join, which can also be done on this website.
Karate is a form of self defence, literally meaning "empty hand". Qualified instructors possessing 2nd, 3rd and 4th DAN black belts carry out instruction during the sessions, which cover a whole range of Kumite (sparring), Kata (technical form) and self-defence. This martial art is especially for you if you wish to build on your mental and physical fitness, and increase your self confidence and awareness. There are three training sessions per week and one grading per term where the members are examined on a series of kicks, punches and blocks of varing levels of difficulty and when successful are awarded new belts.
The club caters for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced grades. All are welcome to come along to a training session and join in, with the first session being free of charge.
The Warwick University Shotokan Karate Club has achieved an outstanding ongoing record of success, winning various medals and trophies at every tournament entered since its foundation in 1984. It was elected the "Sports Club of the Year" in 92/93 and 93/94 and its success has continued to grow, being honoured with the "Cecil Angell Trophy" in 2002 for achievements and commitment to furthering the university's reputation for sports. The club has produced many regional, national and two world champions. Our most recent world champion, Zoe Campbell, was also elected "Sports Woman of the Year" on three occassions during her time at the university. We are very fortunate to have Zoe still attached to our club as one of the instructors. Her dedication serves to motivate us all.
In addition the club actively promotes an enjoyable and varied social scene. Socials after training are encouraged enabling everyone to get to know each other, so that they can really enjoy the time they spend at the club.
Check out the KUGB website (www.kugb.org) for further insight into Shotokan karate. After that, come along and get stuck in, your first session is free of charge.
If you become a member of the club, you also benefit from having all competition entry fees paid for you by the club!
Join our facebook group for regular updates - https://www.facebook.com/groups/warwickshotokankarate/
Come along and join in! No need to go to a taster session as your first session will be your taster for karate. Complete beginners to advanced levels welcome! Beginners to advanced welcome to come to any session.
We compete both locally and nationally. For example we compete in the BUCS championships, KUGB nationals, and the Central region competition. In 2011/12 the club members achieved many medals in various competitions throughout the year in both kata and kumite.
Events for 2013/14:
TERM 1: Saturday 16th November: KUGB Student Nationals (Chesterfield)
TERM 2: KUGB Central Region Championships (Chesterfield) Date TBA
BUCS Karate (Sheffield) Date TBA
TERM 3: KUGB Nationals Open (Birmingham NIA) Date TBA