Karate Club

Whether you're looking to get fit, compete or just make new friends, EUKC offers it all - and with its Olympic debut coming in 2020, there's no better time to try karate!


Formed in 2019 from the merger of the University's Shotokan and Shukokai clubs, Edinburgh University Karate Club is a student run club offering professional tuition in Shotokan and Shukokai karate. Amongst our regular socials and occasional adventures away from Edinburgh, we offer a packed programme of 9 classes every week, which includes Shotokan and Shukokai styles of karate, grappling & self-defence, sport karate and fitness sessions.

Gearing our training towards beginners at the start of the year, we provide excellent training for all abilities - whether you want to become a blackbelt, compete, or get flexible and fit. We compete at BUCS and SSS events - where everybody from Novice to Senior grade can represent their University. Gradings in both styles are also regularly available at the club.

If you are interested in joining we reccommend first making full use of your two week free trial, then speak to our Licensing & Membership Officer. If you are also a beginner, it may be worth speaking to the Development Captain as well.


Training Sessions 2019-20:


Monday - Gym 2 - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHOTOKAN) ***

Tuesday - Gym 2 - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHUKOKAI) ***

Wednesday - Gym 2 - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHOTOKAN) ***

Thursday - Dance Studio - 07:00 to 08:30 (CIRCUITS) ***

Thursday - Dance Studio - 19:00 to 21:00 (KUMITE) ***

Saturday - Dance Studio - 09:00 to 12:00 (TEAM POOL: KATA & KUMITE)

Sunday - Dance Studio - 09:00 to 10:00 (KATA)

Sunday - Dance Studio - 10:00 to 12:00 (SELF-DEFENCE) ***


*** Beginners are always welcome at our Shotokan, Shukokai, Circuits, Kumite and Self-defence classes! ***


To stay up to date with the latest news on trainings, competitions and social events you can find us on social media: FacebookInstagram or Twitter. Drop us a message if you have any questions!


CONTACT: If you have any questions with regards to getting involved with the club then e-mail us on karate@ed.ac.uk


Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE

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  • EDex - Karate Tue 12 Nov 2019 - Sign Up: FREE!£0.00

Should an individual require a refund – this can only be done by the club you have joined in cash or cheque (at their own discretion). The Sports Union Membership cannot be refunded, and neither can the transaction fee.


  • Karate Club Full Year Membership (With License)£65.00
  • Karate Club Semester 1 Only (With License)£50.00
  • Karate Club Semester 1 Only (Without License)£40.00
  • Karate Club Semester 2 Only (With License)£50.00
  • Karate Club Semester 2 Only (Without License)£40.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Full Year Membership (With License)£115.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Semester 1 Only (Without License)£80.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Semester 1 Only (With License)£90.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Semester 2 Only (With License)£90.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Semester 2 Only (Without License)£80.00


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