training with oukc

Karate training involves the practice of individual techniques (kihon), set combinations of techniques (kata), and sparring (kumite).

All training takes place at the Oxford University Sports Centre, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1EQ.

Training times
Monday - kumite/sparring focused 21:00 - 22:30 Sports Hall
Tuesday 20:30 - 22:30 Sports Hall
Friday 20:30 - 22:30 Dojo
Saturday 17:00 - 19:00 Sports Hall
Beginners and advanced students may attend all classes.
Members need to hold an in-date JKAE license to train, grade, and compete.

Hard training is often followed by an active social calender organised by the club committee. It's great way to make new friends at University and encourage each other to train.

Grading
Kyu grading examinations take place at the end of each term and dan grading at international and national JKAE courses.

Tournaments/Competitions
OUKC members also regularly attend JKAE national and international courses in the UK, Europe and Japan. More information on upcoming events can be found on the JKAE and JKA websites.
OUKC students also train for the annual Oxford-Cambridge karate match, national student competition (BUCS), and JKAE Nationals, with a number of students winning medals. Extra competition training is arranged by Spiros Sensei and the club captains.