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Welcome to UEA Karate


UEA Karate is a mixed style karate club with beginners all the way up to Nidan level. 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. We welcome all styles and all abilities.


•£45 SAM Sports Fee must be bought to join any sports club (covers insurance & helps cover training fees, equipment, travel etc)

•Karate membership only £25 for the whole year (cheaper than 1 month of karate training at non student clubs). This includes 2 training sessions per week & 1 fitness training session!

Taster Sessions:

We encourage anybody who is interested in joining us to attend a FREE "give-it-a-go" sessison at the start of the year. This years sessions are:

  • Wednesday 4th Nov 16:00-17:50
  • Saturday 7th Nov 13:00-15:50 

Both held in the Kiff Matheson Suite Sportspark

These sessions are designed to allow you to meet other members and decide if karate is for you. 15 members per session max to ensure social distancing measures are met, temperature to be taken on arrival & free tickets must be purchased before hand.

Taster Fitness Session 

Monday 2nd November 18:20-20:00 Zuckerman Institute (Zicer Building) 2.03

Training Sessions:

Training sessions take place twice a week:

  • Wednesday 16:00-17:50
  • Saturday 13:00-15:50

Instructor: Sam (Nidan, Qualified Karate Coach)

All Karate sessions take place in the Kiff Mattheson suite at the Sportspark.

Fitness Sessions:

•Monday 18:20-20:00 (Zuckerman Institute (zicer) 2.03)

Instructor: Tatum (Nidan, Trainee Lv2 Fitness Instructor & Lv1 Martial Arts Coach)

Throughout the year we will also be hosting guest instructors from outside clubs. Details of these events willl be available on the facebook page.

We encourage you to check the facebook page before attending each session as some events may impact training times. All information regarding timetable changes will be provided this way.

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 the price for a years licence through KUGB is £27, you can apply for a licence by clicking here. 

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!


 To keep up to date with our socials make sure to check our Facebook and Instagram. If you have any ideas for the year make sure to contact Tatum, your social secretary.

Last year we had one social every week & our biggest hits were our Halloween martial arts bar crawl & I do Martial Arts Get Me Out Of Here social!


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! 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.

BUCS is currently cancelled for 2021 but if this changes competitors will be made aware & we hope to be able to compete at other comps in the coming year.


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 message on our facebook page or instagram also linked below and a committee member will handle your query as quickly as possible.

Committee & Emails:

President, Social Sec & Fitness Coach: Tatum Mandy (

Secretary: Natalia Szabo (

Treasurer: Sofia Guglielmini (

Publicity Officer & Health & Safety Officer: Hayley Jeffries (

Equality & Diversity officer: Alex Burov (

Union Council Rep: Marie Barwick (

First Year Rep: Alexandro Santana Santiago (

Karate Coach: Sam Snowling

Club email:

Please use the above e-mails for a faster response time!

Find us on Facebook/Instagram/Twitter for all our information: UEA Karate 

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


Sports and Societies Executive Election 2021-22

It is that time of year when members of clubs and societies elect new Sports and Society Executives that will sit on either Societies Executive meetings, or Sports Executive meeting. The Societies Executive subcommittee is designed to be a form of student consultation and representation, meaning attendees input on topics to help develop and improve clubs and societies at UEA, as well as contributing to the approval of grants and new societies.

22 posts are up for election.

Nominations open at 10:00 on Wednesday 28 July 2021 (in 11 hours)

The polls open at 10:00 on Thursday 12 August 2021 (in 15 days)

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