Training

Training Rota 2021


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Please note that members have to be at least 8th kyu (red belt) before they can enter kata sessions or 7th kyu (yellow belt) for kumite sessions!


All of the instructors are black-belts. Many of them have considerable experience in teaching, and either represent or have represented Cambridge in competitions. During the vacations periods, outside the University term there is always at least one taught session a week.

The Club's chief instructor is Sensei Richard Poole, 7th Dan KUGB, who is a former Welsh international competitor, an international referee and also president of both the World and European Shotokan Karate-do Associations. Sensei Richard usually takes the general Sunday sessions intended for all members.

Basics sessions have an emphasis on kihon. They are especially suitable for beginners but everyone else is also welcome. Kumite sessions involve no-contact drills and conditioning exercises.

IMPORTANT: For insurance reasons you will need a valid KUGB licence in order to train at CUKC. Licences can be obtained from the KUGB website here. You are welcome to hold licences from other associations as well as the KUGB, but such licences alone are not sufficent to train at CUKC.