Whether you’re an experienced black belt, a complete beginner looking to try something new, or simply someone who is looking for an all-round sport to improve your fitness, strength and flexibility, Cardiff University Karate Club could be for you. Here at karate, we welcome people of all abilities and all styles and we benefit from a club atmosphere that is friendly and welcoming to everyone.
In training, we cover many different aspects of karate including kihon, (basic techniques and line-work), kata (forms and patterns), kumite (sparring) and pad-work. We also like to work on fitness and strength throughout our sessions. All of our instructors are Cardiff Uni students and have many years’ experience, plus they all love karate and are keen to make sessions fun, varied and challenging.
We train twice a week in the SU on:
o Tuesdays 8pm – 10pm in the new studio (3C/D)
o Saturdays 2pm – 4/5pm in Y Stiwdio
Training will start on 12th October but watch our facebook page for updates!
We welcome new members throughout the year, so join us for a give-it-a-go session or get in touch with us about coming and giving karate a try!
Our members have multiple opportunities to represent the club at competitions if they wish to do so. Competitions generally have categories for novice, intermediate and senior grades, allowing any graded member with a valid licence to compete. Every year, the club competes at BUCS against universities from around the UK. We also compete at more local tournaments, such as Welsh league, which has several events through the year. In addition, we also compete at Varsity every year against Swansea University, a well-loved sporting and social event, which sees most of our members join in to compete or to support other members.