Karate Sports Awards
Karate at the University of Birmingham is a fun and rewarding sport with a close community of passionate people who all train together at different abilities. We train twice times a week with separate sessions for traditional and competition karate so we have something for every interest! Our coaches are very skilled and well versed in their specialities and along with our committee they create a friendly and well-organised environment fantastic for both athletic development and social enjoyment.
All our classes are open to all abilities and we encourage beginners to get stuck in and compete with the squad as much as possible. So whether you’re a well versed competitor, a beginner who wants to become the next Wayne Otto or just someone looking for something to get stuck into; we’re the club for you! If you have any questions please just drop us a message on our Facebook page and one of our committee will get back to you.
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.
Please note that on top of the club fee there is a £16 fee that covers personal accident insurance when training or competing for the University, access to free cross-training sessions such as circuits and yoga, as well as a contribution to the costs of affiliation to various national governing bodies. This fee is only payable once so if you did decide to join a second club then you would not need to pay a second fee.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Mondays 7 – 8pm – Dojo
Tuesdays 7.15pm – 8.15pm – Studio 2
All classes take place in the UoB Sport and Fitness Club.
Successes and Achievements
BUCS Nationals 2019
Mairi Kerin, -55kg Kumite Bronze
Joe Chamberlin, -80kg Novice Kumite Silver
Karate is a combination of two words: kara (empty) and te (hand). It uses punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques such as knife-hands, spear-hands, and palm-heel strikes.
Karate has over 100 million practitioners worldwide, according to the World Karate Federation.
Karate will have its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020, beating other sports such as baseball, softball, skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing.