Welcome to the University of Warwick Shotokan Karate Club
Karate is a form of self defence, literally meaning "empty hand" which symbolizes that its practitioners (Karateka) are unarmed but will use hands and feet for blocking and striking. Our sessions cover a whole range of Kihon (basics), Kumite (sparring), Kata (technical form) and self-defence. This martial art is especially for you if you wish to build on your mental and physical fitness, and increase your self confidence and awareness.
WHEN + WHERE?
There are four training sessions per week and one grading per term where the members are examined on a series of kicks, punches and blocks of varying levels of difficulty and when successful are awarded new belts. Our training times are:
Monday: 20:00-21:30 Combat Room
Tuesday: 20.30-22.00 Combat Room
Thursday: 19:00-20:30 Multi Purpose Room
Saturday: 14:00-16:00 Combat Room (Casual Session)
The sessions are taken by club founder and senior instructor from the KUGB, Sensei Frankie Heydari. He has practiced karate throughout his life and has a huge amount of expertise and knowledge about karate, so we are very lucky at this club to have such a great instructor. Your club exec for 2019/20 are:
PRESIDENT: Despoina Dadarou
TREASURER: Natasha Wong Yun Theung
SOCIAL SEC: Sarah Hanrahan
WOMENS CAPTAIN: Marina Pinedo
MENS CAPTAIN: Farbohd Monsef
KIT SEC: Emma Blum-Horbin
SOCIAL MEDIA SEC: Helena Hery
WELFARE OFFICER: Matthew Impey
After reading this page, why wouldn't you want to join?! Remember, ALL abilities are welcome and your first session is FREE. For more information please like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warwickshotokankarate or message us directly.
See you in training,
The University of Warwick Shotokan Karate Club