Information for Beginners

Congratulations on making your grades and welcome to Cambridge. Cambridge University Karate Club is one of the biggest, most active, and most diverse sports clubs in Cambridge — but don't just take our word for it. Have a look around the website — the red links above will get you started.

Here are some events happening during freshers week to get you started.

We have a stand at the Freshers' Fair, both days, why not come along and have a chat to the members and find out more about karate?

Freshers' Demo

On Saturday 6th Oct there will be a demonstration at the Fenner's Gallery, from 4:30pm - 6pm. The Fenner's Gallery is located in Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre.

There is a map to find the Kelsey Kerridge here

The session will be run by our chief instructor Sensei Richard Poole (7th dan) and it will consist of several demonstrations of things that we do in our daily training, followed by some basic activities that you can participate in. You do not need any experience with martial arts, karate or Shotokan. Just put on some loose sports clothing, remove jewellery and give it a go!

Email us if you want to get in touch or ask any questions about CUKC. Alternatively, turn up at one of our training sessions. You can find details of these by using the 'Training' tab at the top of the page.

Cambridge awards 'blues' for sportsmen/women whose performance meets certain criteria. The criteria for karate are given on this page.