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

These times are valid as of 16th April 2018.
Tuesday 20:30 - 22:30 Sports Hall
Friday 20:30 - 22:30 Dojo
Saturday 17:00 - 19:00 Dojo
Beginners and advanced students may attend all sessions.
*Mondays are not regular sessions, please check with our coaches if there will be a session on. New members of the club are recommended to join other days.

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.