Karate at the University of Birmingham is a fun and rewarding sport within a close community of passionate people who all train together at different abilities. We train three times a week with separate sessions for traditional and competition karate so we have something for you whatever your interests! 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 Jordan Thomas 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 asap.
How to get involved
Taster session and/or trial information will be available soon.
3 skills this sport will give you:
Training times & venues
Competition Karate (Kumite):
Sport and Fitness Club
The main highlight for UoB karate is taking the squad to BUCS every year. This is not only a great chance to showcase your abilities it’s also a fantastic chance to spend time with new friends!
Level of competition/participation:
We take as many people as possible to BUCS each year – everyone is welcome to compete individually (however, only two people from each institution can compete in each category so where more people would like to partake, they will have to try out for the slots). We also take teams of three for both Kumite (fighting) and Kata (an established sequence of rehearsed moves) – again slots on each team are competed for. Tryouts for slots are done in a very relaxed and friendly environment so there is nothing to worry about!
Our squad also travels to different competitions around the country as and when we have members who wish to compete at them so keep your eyes out for opportunities throughout the year!
Members of our club have gone on to compete internationally representing England around the globe. Many members of our current squad also compete internationally.