Thinking of taking up a martial art, looking to learn self-defence, or simply looking for a fun way to keep fit? Then come and try out karate with SUKC! We welcome everyone regardless of age, gender, build, and experience. Scroll down for more details.

Our training sessions have an emphasis on developing mobility, co-ordination, timing, and balance. Together, these help to provide an effective way to defend against attack.

SUKC is also a great place to meet many friendly people. We have regular social events throughout the year to get to know everyone.

So, what if you're someone who already has experience with martial arts? While some of our practices may differ from what you have previously been taught, there are some similarities. This gives the perfect opportunity for you to explore and test your own understanding of techniques.


In-person training times:

Practice will be in the Activities Room (in Building 42) at the following times:

Tuesdays: 6-8pm

Saturdays: 10am-12pm

Please wear appropriate clothing, and bring plenty of water. We practice bare foot.

You can join at any time during the year.


Membership prices:

Students: £35 per term or £60 for the year

Non-students:  £40 per term or £70 for the year

This price includes your very own gi and white belt, as well as insurance. Also, you do not need a Sports & Wellbeing membership to join.

If you're looking to join, email us at, message us on Facebook ( or simply come to one of our sessions.

Your first two sessions are free!

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Southampton University Karate Club this year are:

Morgan Shipsides
Black Belt Liaison Officer
Benjamin Everest
Morgan Shipsides
Yasmin Islam
Social Media Officer
Rebecca Cook
Supreme Advisor
Dulhan Jayalath
Morgan Shipsides
Vice President
Benjamin Everest
Wellbeing Officer

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Southampton University Karate Club , although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

Please note that some memberships of this group may also require you to purchase Sport & Wellbeing membership from the University of Southampton in order to use the relevant sport facilities
You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
SUKC Membership (Semester 2)£35.0027/01/2022 - 01/10/2022Membership to SUKC. This allows you to practise with the club. It covers your insurance, mat fees and the cost of a gi (if you are joining for the first time).
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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Southampton University Karate Club are available to view below