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. 


There are three 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 Studio

Tuesday: 20.00-21.00 Functional Training Studio

Thursday: 20.30-22.00 Studio


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 2017/18 are:

PRESIDENT: Patricia Ricamara

TREASURER: Matthew Impey

SOCIAL SEC: Matt Duckett

WOMENS CAPTAIN: Laura Connelly

MENS CAPTAIN: Matt Duckett

Kit Secretary: Sarah Hanrahan

Publicity Officer: Joseph Allen


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

See you in training,

The University of Warwick Shotokan Karate Club

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This is an On Campus club. You'll need have a standard membership from Warwick Sport as well as paying Sports Federation and club fees here. Find out more about joining clubs here.

This is an Off Campus club. You'll need a Warwick Sport membership, or pay the £26 Off-Campus clubs membership fee, as well as paying Sports Federation and club fees here. Find out more about joining clubs here.

Current students should purchase the Shotokan Karate Standard Membership below.


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