Karate Club

Whether you're looking to get fit, compete or just make new friends, everyone is welcome at EUKC!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via email, facebook or instagram.


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 10 classes every week, which includes Shotokan and Shukokai styles of karate, Kobudo, Sport Karate and Fitness sessions.

Gearing our training towards beginners at the start of the academic 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 recommend first making full use of your two week free trial, then speak to our Membership & Licensing Officer.

Check out our website too for more details!


Training Sessions (September 2023 update):

Our schedule for September 2023 has been finalised - see below. Indoor training has now resumed at St Leonard's for all sessions.


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

Tuesday  - 19:00 to 20:30 Gym 2 (Kata/Kumite/Fitness)

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

Wednesday - 19:00 to 20:30 Dance studio (SHUKOKAI)

Thursday - 19:00 to 20:30 Dance Studio (KUMITE)

Saturday - 10:30-12:00 Dance Studio (OPEN TRAINING)

Sunday - 09:00 to 10:00 Gym 2 (KATA)

Sunday - 10:00 to 11:00 Gym 2 first half, Dance Studio second half (KOBUDO)

Sunday - 11:00 to 12:00 Dance Studio (SHUKOKAI)


*** Beginners are always welcome at our sessions! We recommend starting with Shotokan, Shukokai, the two main styles as well as Fitness, Kobudo, or our Sports Karate sessions on Thursdays and Sundays. ***


Which Membership?

Detailed information regarding memberships can be found on our website here.

All prospective members fall into one of three categories: Student at the University of Edinburgh, Student elsewhere ("Non UoE"), and Non-Student. You should only select an option relevant to your student status.

However, students elsewhere and non-students must first apply via an application as we are limited by a non-UoE student quota. The 2023/24 application form is https://forms.office.com/e/xpvGaSejtz. Mid-Semester applications, we ask that you follow up with an email to the club as well.


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



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





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  • Karate Mini Golf Fri 2 Feb 2024 - General£14.00
  • Martial Arts Ceilidh Mon 12 Feb 2024 - General£5.50

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.

You may be eligible for financial assistance to help you take part in sport. You can find more information about the University's Participation Grant and other hardship funds here.


  • Karate Club Full Year Student Membership (including summer)£110.00
  • Karate Club Student Semester 2 Only£50.00
  • Karate Club Full Year Non Student Membership (including summer)£140.00
  • Karate Club Non Student Semester 2 Only£90.00
  • Karate Club Semester 1 and 2 Student Membership (excluding summer)£80.00
  • Karate Club Summer Membership£40.00