Karate is one of the oldest and most popular forms of martial art, first developed over 600 years ago in Japan. Karate is not just a great way to keep fit, but also focuses on training your character, sincerity, effort, etiquette and self-control.
Karate conditions both the body and mind, and training through the university is a great way to get involved in sport and meet some fantastic new people.
WHO CAN TRAIN?
Anyone is welcome to train with the karate club. The club always attracts a diverse group of people with a complete range of abilities. So whether you’ve trained for years or are a complete beginner, the lessons aim to meet the needs of every participant.
The club practice the Shotokan style of Karate, but welcome practitioners from all styles to come and train with us. In fact a number of our members have originated from other styles but all thoroughly enjoy training with the club.
WHY SEISHIN SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB - BRIGHTON UNIVERSITY
SSKC is a great place to practice karate, the club train hard but make sure they have fun whilst they do it. The club are privledged as well to have regular instruction (and gradings) from Sensei Bob Rhodes, Sensei Jimmy Brennan and Sensei Frank Brennan; some of the most senior Shotokan grades in the world - an experience not to be missed!
In addition our instructor is KUGB certified and regularly trains with the most senior grades in the KUGB himself, giving a very high standard of teaching.
Perhaps most importantly the club is also a great way to meet new people.The club has a number of social events throughout the year including activities like Laser Quest, Paintball, halloween parties, going to the pub, meals out and more.
There are three chances to grade in a year, allowing all students the opportunity to progress throughout their time at University meaning that students have an opprotunity to progress through the belts during their time at university.
In addition the club competes at various competitions throughout the year.
STUDENT CLUB | DETAILS
Locations: Sports Centre, Falmer
Type: Competitions and training
Details: We meet weekly and welcome people with all levels of experience.
UoB KARATE CLUB | MEMBER CATEGORY: BRONZE STANDARD ANNUAL
Costs: £15 for the year.
Bronze Standard members will have access to personal injury insurance and club access to Sport Brighton facilities for club sessions.
Buy your Sports Federation Membership here once you know you are taking part in club activities.
You can take part in as many clubs as you like and can fit in. You only need to buy one membership which should be for the club that requires the highest category membership. So if you do both a Silver and Bronze Off-Site club then you just need a Silver card. You need to buy a membership after your first session. Contact Sport Brighton if you have any questions.
KARATE UNION OF GREAT BRITAIN (KUGB):
- In order to grade with us and compete in competitions you will need to join the KUGB.
- More details of what the KUGB has to offer are available on their website.
- Please ask the club captain or treasurer for an application form or alternatively you can apply through the KUGB website; this is included in your £50 (the license costs £27).
- Look the part:
- All students train in a white uniform known as a Gi (your Gi is included in your £50). In addition you can purchase team hoodies, t-shirts and bags etc. through the club treasurer.
You can take part in as many clubs as you like and can fit in. You only need to buy one membership which should be for the club that requires the highest category membership. So if you do both a Bronze BUCS and Bronze Off-Site club then you just need a Bronze BUCS card. You only need to buy a membership if you are taking part in a BUCS fixture or you plan to continue to attend after the 31st October (whichever comes first). This gives you a great opportunity to try before you buy. Contact Sport Brighton if you have any questions.