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

New Date - now 1st October for classes restarting, and more information

The restart of classes will be on 1st October 2020, not 24th September, as previously announced. All other details remain the same.

More information from Sensei Durant:

Classes restarting - 24th September, 2020, at Cambridge Regional College

Good News! We are planning to restart the Cambridge Regional College classes, from 24th September, with full distancing measures in place. Students will be required to complete a Track and Trace form. More details soon.

COVID-19 Update - a message from Sensei Durant




Dear Student and parents

We are writing to give you an update on the current situation with your karate classes.

As you are no doubt aware, most Leisure Centres re-opened on 25 July with limited capacities. We are planning to resume some classes after the children return to school in September. However, the Leisure Centres cannot confirm a restart date as yet.

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.

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