About Us

Cambridge Karate Club

Dragon screenshot At Cambridge Karate Club, we practise Shotokan Karate offering training to students of all ages and abilities. We are a fairly social bunch, and usually manage to do a few things together throughout the year. We are part of the Shotokan Karate Association and there are 4 gradings per year, along with an open day and some additional events for more advanced students.
Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details, and our training page for our training locations. There are also some Google Calendars with all our events on them.
"Karate" (meaning "empty hand") is an unarmed combat system originating in Okinawa. Shotokan is the style of karate which comes from the school of Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, who brought it from Okinawa to Japan in 1922. Karate can help you:

  • Improve your coordination and confidence;
  • Develop your stamina and fitness through cross-training;
  • Learn self-defence techniques.

All our classes are taught by fully qualified instructors.

Also see: Shotokan on Wikipedia

Further Covid-19 Update

The Monday class at Kelsey Kerridge is now suspended, given the situation with Covid-19. The Black and Brown Belt Kata course in London is postponed - the new date will be announced when it is known.

Covid-19 Update

Due to Covid-19, the Wednesday and Thursday classes are not running. Monday is so far still taking place.

Brown and Black Belt Kata Course, and grading dates

  • The 2020 Brown and Black Belt Kata course is scheduled to be held at Southbury Leisure Centre, Enfield, on 29th March from 11-1. This is obviously subject to variation, given the changing Covid-19 situation.
  • Grading dates have been added to the grading calendar

Wednesday Training - 7.30-8.30 only, temporarily

The 8.30 class on Wednesdays is not currently taking place. Adults who used to train at this class are welcome to come and train at 7.30. We hope to reinstate the class later in the year.

Wednesday Training - 7.30pm only until September

The Wednesday night training at Netherhall will be the 7.30 class only until September 2018.

Grading: 12th March 2017

Well done to all 24 students who graded on Sunday 12th March 2017. We have pictures and results.

SKA Open Day 2016, Sunday 26th June

The SKA Open Day will be held on Sunday 26th June at Southbury. More details can be found on the Karate Masters website. Talk to a sensei if you are interested in going, as we will can organise car shares. It's a great day of training!

Find out more

Monday Night Sports Relief Challenge

Sensei Claire has challenged the Monday night class (and anyone else in the club) to complete a total of 1000 repetitions of a seven minute workout in the next four weeks.

Grading: 13th March 2016

Well done to all 32 students who graded on Sunday 13th March 2016. We have pictures and results. Particular congratulations to Victor, who passed his kata test to gain his Black Belt, First Dan.

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