Welcome to the University of Liverpool Karate team

We are a student-led, all-ability club which means whether you have been training in karate for years or you have barely heard "wax-on, wax-off" there is a place for you in the karate club. In fact, 50% of our committee members started Karate at Liverpool.


We run two training sessions a week taught by two external KUGB-accredited senseis. The sessions are focused on building your skills in the three main areas of karate - Kihon, Karat and Kumite.

The club offers members the opportunity to 'Grade' up to three times a year. In addition to this we regularly attend karate competitions such as the Student Championships, Varsity, and BUCS, in which all members are encouraged but not obligated to take part.

Training times

We train three times a week at the Sports & Fitness Centre:

Monday 8.30-10.00pm
Wednesday 8.00-10.00pm

Social event

Not only is karate an excellent way to learn self-defence and discipline it is also an excellent way to meet new and like-minded people. We are a very friendly club with lots of different socials held throughout the year and we can routinely be found in the pub for a well-earned drink after training.

For more details about joining Karate, contact us today.

The Athletic Union

The Athletic Union (AU) is a student lead union founded in 1884. The AU consists of competitive sports clubs representing the University in British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). The AU also provides opportunities for social sports with over 132 teams across three sports.

Being an AU member is a great way to stay active, develop management and leadership skills and meet people.

Other benefits include:

  • Representation within the Sport Liverpool department through the elected student AU executive committee
  • Elite personal accident insurance cover
  • Access to physiotherapy treatment at our Sports injuries clinic
  • Priority access to AU social events
  • Financial support at representative level
  • Subsidised support to coaching an officials courses
  • Eligibility for colours and blues award.

The initial cost of the AU membership is £60 and this will allow you to join one club. If you wish to join multiple clubs, the cost for each club is £24 thereafter.

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