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

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.

Change of hall for Netherhall Training, 30th March 2016

The floor in the Blue Gym at Netherhall is being improved, and so training will take place in the Atrium instead on Wednesday 30th March, 2016

Updated - Christmas Shutdown 2015

These are the last training dates before Christmas, and the first in the New Year:

Day Last First
Monday 21 December 2015 4 January 2016
Wednesday 16 December 2015 6 January 2016
Thursday 17 December 2015 7 January 2016

Black Belt Grading Success - 21 November 2015

At the SKA black belt grading in Enfield on Saturday 21st November, the Cambridge Club gained five new Dan grades:

  • Third Dan - Andrzej and Robert
  • Second Dan - Hannah and Charlotte
  • First Dan - Mark

Congratulations to them, and all of the successful students from other clubs in the association.

No training on Monday 12th October 2015

We are unable to train on Monday 12th October 2015, as the Sports Hall is unavailable. We intend to train for two hours on 19th October to make up.

Wednesday training at Netherhall School - Summer Holidays

During the Summer Holidays, there will only be one class at Netherhall School, running from 7.30-8.30. Adults and juniors are both welcome to attend this class. Wednesday 15th July was the last double class until Wednesday 2nd September, when normal classes will resume.

Grading: 7th June 2015

Well done to all 23 students who graded on Sunday 7th June 2015. We have pictures and results.

Punch and Kick SKA Challenge

Sensei Claire will be attempting to run 100km from London to Brighton on 23/24 May, raising money for the Alzheimers Association. We will be helping her to raise money by holding sponsored karate sessions of 500 kicks and punches during the week of 1-6 June. Please see your sensei for sponsorship forms.

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