If you have any questions or concerns regarding our recent changes due to COVID-19, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us via Facebook or email.
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 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 Licensing & Membership Officer. Check out our website for more details too!
Training Sessions 2020-21:
We are currently training online (Facebook & Zoom) for the duration of the January 2021 lockdown. The following will resume when restrictions allow:
Our 2020-21 schedule is the same as last year, but all sessions will be held outdoors for as long as the weather permits.
Fitness sessions are held in Holyrood Park, with all other sessions being held at Peffermill Playing Fields.
All attendees (including members) must sign up for training sessions in advance. This is done on SignUpGenius:
Monday - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHOTOKAN)
Tuesday - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHUKOKAI)
Wednesday - 19:00 to 20:30 (SHOTOKAN)
Thursday - Holyrood Park - 06:30 to 08:00 (FITNESS)
Thursday - 19:00 to 21:00 (KUMITE & KATA)
Saturday - 09:00 to 12:00 (KATA & KUMITE)
Sunday - 09:00 to 10:00 (KATA)
Sunday - 10:00 to 12:00 (SHUKOKAI & FREE PRACTICE)
*** Beginners are always welcome at most of our sessions! We recommend starting with Shotokan, Shukokai, Fitness or Self-defence. ***
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 ("not 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 this form as we are limited by a non-UoE student quota. The deadline for semester 2 non-student applications is Friday 22nd January.
If you purchased a "Limited Full Year" membership in semester 1, then this will be sufficient for the time being, but you may need to purchase the upgrade at some point in semester 2.
To stay up to date with the latest news on trainings, competitions and social events you can find us on social media: Facebook, Instagram 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 email@example.com.
Please be aware, to join this club you must have purchased a Sport & Exercise Gym Membership, which is available HERE.