The club trains six or seven days a week during term time, and different days focus on different aspects of training. All of the instructors are black-belts, many of them have considerable experience in teaching, and many of them represent or have represented Cambridge in competitions. Outside of term there is always at least one taught session a week.
The Club's chief instructor is Sensei Richard Poole, 6th Dan KUGB, who is also Chair of the Welsh Region of the KUGB and coaches the Welsh National Squad. Sensei Richard usually takes the general Sunday sessions and the squad sessions on Monday. Squad sessions focus on kumite (sparring) for competitions — if you are interested in attending these sessions please contact one of the captains. Tuesday and Wednesday sessions are general (kihon, kata and kumite) sessions for intermediates and beginners respectively. Thursday kata sessions focus mainly on Heian katas in the first half, whilst the second hour will cover more advanced katas and is intended to support higher grades and those who represent Cambridge in competitions. These sessions become more competition-orientated around November and February-March time. Friday sparring is informal and relaxed, intended to supplement Monday squad training.
IMPORTANT: For insurance reasons you will need a valid KUGB licence in order to train at CUKC. To apply for a licence you can pick up a form from the noticeboard at Fenner's, or contact the Secretary. 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.
Over the Long Vacation, the new Cambridge Sports Centre is opening. The club is currently in negotiations with the management of the new centre about training times. Since the move will be in early August, the holiday training below refers only to the months of June and July. When details about the new venue have been finalized, an updated schedule will be available.
The soc-cukc-vacation mailing list is used for announcements about training and social events during the vacation.