Shotokan Karate Club

Whether you want to get fit, win medals or just make some new friends, Edinburgh University Karate Club offers it all!


Formed in 2019 from the merger of the University's Shotokan and Shukokai clubs, the Edinburgh University Karate Club is a student run club offering professional tuition in traditional Shotokan and Shukokai karate. Amongst our regular socials and occasional adventures away from Edinburgh, we offer a packed 7-day programme of 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. 

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


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

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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.



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