Karate

  • 8 Members
  • 4 Membership Types Available

About Group

Karate is a Japanese martial art, originating from the Japanese island of Okinawa. Just as the Japanese “Karate” (空手) means “empty hand”, karate practitioners focus mainly in unarmed combat using strikes with their hands, feet, knees and elbows. However, karate also includes a range of throwing, grappling, and locking techniques, making it a well-rounded martial art.

Contact us at leedsunikarate@gmail.com


More about us
As our members are experienced in a variety of different karate schools, we practice a range of styles including shotokan and shito-ryu. If you want to continue training in a particular style of karate, or fancy trying something new, you have the chance to do so. In our club we train in basic techniques (kihon), forms (kata), sparring (kumite) and self-defense. Our comprehensive curriculum is tailored for all skill levels, so if you are a seasoned karate-ka, or a beginner to martial arts, you will definitely be able to follow along and improve!

Our club is all-inclusive, and we believe that a supportive and fun environment is key to learning karate (alongside a good commitment to regular training!).


Grading
We hold gradings roughly every 3 months, so if you are starting out as a beginner, you have the chance to earn a black belt in about 4 years! Gradings are decided depending on the skill and attitude of the students, but aren’t compulsory, so everybody is encouraged to progress at their own pace.

Competitions
Throughout the year we regularly attend competitions across the country, consisting of kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). Every year we also compete in the British University and Colleges Sport competition (BUCS for short), where we have consistently placed in the top three for either kata or kumite. Despite this, attending competitions is completely optional, and if you are unsure on whether to compete, we can point you towards more beginner-friendly competitions.

Getting started

The easiest way to get involved in our club is coming to one of our training sessions. Some comfortable loose-fitting clothing and eagerness to learn something new is all you need to get started. Once you arrive speak to any of the black belts or the committee members so we can get you started.


We train every week on Sundays 19:00-21:00 in the Edge studio 2. More weekly sessions will come in the future!


Our GIAG will be held on Sunday 10th October 19:00-21:00 in Sky studio in the Union.

Beginners and experienced karate-ka’s alike are welcome at any time throughout the year, so feel free to join us at any point.

You can find out more about our club by emailing us at leedsunikarate@gmail.com, or by checking out our facebook group, and twitter!

Group Memberships

Standard Membership

For University of Leeds students.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Affiliate Membership

For students at other universities in Leeds, and University of Leeds alumni.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Public Membership

For members of the public approved by LUU.

Expires on 31 August 2022

Group Products

Sessions Semester 1+2 (Gold)

£ 60.00 GBP

Session fees for 2 weekly sessions for the full year.

Sessions 1 Semester (Gold)

£ 40.00 GBP

Session fees for 2 weekly sessions for 1 semester.

Sessions Semester 1+2 (Silver)

£ 45.00 GBP

Session fees for 1 weekly session for the full year

Sessions 1 Semester (Silver)

£ 30.00 GBP

Session fees for 1 weekly session for 1 semester.

Membership + Gi

£ 9.00 GBP

Adds a Gi and belt to the memebership

Group Files and Downloads

Karate Risk Assessment 2021/22

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Annual Risk Assessment

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Code of Practice 2021/22

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Code of Practice (Gryphon Clubs Only)

Uploaded 9 September 2021

COVID-19 Risk Assessment 2021/22

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COVID Risk Assessment (Gryphon Clubs Only)

Uploaded 9 September 2021

Karate Code of Practice 2021/22

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Code of Practice (Gryphon Clubs Only)

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Karate Code of Conduct 2021/22

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Code of Conduct (Gryphon Clubs Only)

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Social Guidelines 2021/22

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Social Guidelines

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Karate Constitution 2021/22

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Constitution

Uploaded 9 September 2021

Committee Team

  • Benjamin Williams

    Kit Secretary

  • Dario Fernandez Ainaga

    President

  • Georgina Treece

    Publicity Officer

  • Tobias Goldhill-Watts

    Secretary

  • Billy Duncan

    Social Secretary

  • Oliver Martin

    Treasurer