Karate

Karate

Karate is one of the oldest and most popular forms of martial art, first developed over 600 years ago in Japan. Karate is a system of self-defence which uses hand and feet to block and strike.  Training is based on the Japanese code of;

  • Character
  • Sincerity
  • Effort
  • Etiquette
  • Self-defence

 Everyone is welcome. The club attracts a diverse group of brilliant people with a wide range of abilities. Whether you have trained for years or are a complete beginner, the lessons are aimed to meet everyone’s needs.

The club is a part of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) and practices Shotokan Karate, but those from other styles and martial arts are welcome to come and train. There have been many members from other styles in the past, some of whom have gone on to attain their Black Belt in Shotokan Karate.

Your first class is always free, whether you choose to join us during Fresher’s Week or later. We would recommend wearing comfortable sport or gym clothing for your first session.

Karate group

Why the University of Liverpool Karate Club?

Karate is a really great way to meet new people, and we are a very friendly and social club! We have lots of social events throughout the year, and after training we often head over to the pub or go for lunch together. We also have our annual trip to the KUGB Summer training camp, which is a brilliant opportunity to train with world-renowned instructors and earn your next belt.

We are a student-led karate club with two KUGB-accredited instructors, Ashley Hall (3rd Dan black belt) and Clare McCormack (2nd Dan black belt). Both Ashley and Clare have been training and competing for over ten years, and are happy to cater to a range of training abilities and goals.

The club provides the opportunity to grade up to 3 times a year and students can progress all the way to Black Belt if they stay with us. We enter many competitions over the course of the year, and even complete beginners will be able to take part if they choose.

We look forward to seeing you soon!”