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Welcome to UEA Karate




Shotokan karate is a martial art that has spanned over hundreds of years and is practiced worldwide. We focus on self-defence and competition karate alongside more traditional styles. With a 4th Dan head instructor we offer high quality and very low cost training that is unparalleled across the area. All styles of martial art are welcomed, alongside complete beginners.UEA Shotokan Karate is run by a volunteer committee of 7 members, alongside 1 head coach and 2 assistant coaches.


Taster Sessions:

We hold taster sessions free of charge at the beginning of each semester, where you can experience first-hand what the club is about. These sessions are known as 'Give it a Go' sessions, you've likely seen them being promoted by the student union! Our taster sessions for the semester commencing September 2017 will be posted on here once room timetables have been confirmed. For those looking to join throughout the year we offer 2 free taster sessions where you can come and join regular members and either participate or observe.

New members are encouraged to try out these Give it a Go sessions as they are completely free, no strings attached! Further taster sessions will be announced for the second semester over the Christmas holidays. 


Training Sessions:

Training sessions for the academic year.
Day Time Place Type
Sunday 1-3pm Kiff Matheson Suite (UEA Sportspark) All Levels Kion/Kata/Self Defence
Sunday  3-4pm Kiff Matheson Suite (UEA Sportspark) High level training (~5th Kyu+)
Thursday 8.30-10.20pm Kiff Matheson Suite (UEA Sportspark) Kata training
Sessions should remain unchanged throughout the year however please check the Facebook group before attending incase of any timetable changes. 

Health and Safety

All members must purchase a martial arts license when training with UEA Karate. This is a uniform measure across any reputable martial arts club nationwide. A martial arts license protects you in the event of you incurring an injury or to you causing one in self defence outside of a dojo. Licenses from previous clubs that are still in date are accepted, if you are a new member we offer discounted licenses through the club. Prices have not been confirmed for this year but usually are around £15 for a full years cover. Licenses will be checked after the first month of training, past this time any members without licenses will be turned away as a matter of health and safety. Please make sure you have one!



UEA Karate competes at the British Universities and Colleges Sport every year in February. Last year we received 2 medals and each year we aim to add at least one more! Travel to Sheffield (the Karate venue) and accomodation are covered by the union and club budgets so have no personal cost to members. All members are encouraged to attend however competition spaces are limited so where positions are over-subscribed members will have to compete to get the spot. The exception to this is Team kata due to the amount of preparation needed to form a solid team, usually kata teams have prepared starting the year before so to compete any given year you should be aiming to be training for at least a year beforehand to take the club spot.



If you have any questions about any of the information posted here, or anything that has not been covered, please contact us on the e-mails listed below. Usually it is best to e-mail personal e-mail accounts rather than the club account as they are more regularly monitored. If you do not here from us within 48 hours please post on our facebook page also linked below and a committee member will handle your query as quickly as possible.


President Jake Roberts - j.roberts@uea.ac.uk

Secretary Amelia Vale - a.vale@uea.ac.uk

Treasurer Lena Ioannou - L.ioannou@uea.ac.uk

Club e-mail - UEAKarate2016@uea.ac.uk - Please use the above e-mails for a faster response time!

Facebook: Please see the Facebook button to the right side of this page! If not search UEA Karate.


Thanks for visiting the page, we hope to see you in one of our sessions soon! 





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