What We Do

The University of Bath Karate Club (UBKC) has been established at Bath for over 20 years. We are a dynamic and successful club with a great social atmosphere. We are open to everyone, regardless of fitness, experience or gender.

The club mainly teaches a style of Karate called Wado-Ryu Karate, though we have coaches from a variety of different styles including Wado-Ryu, Shotokan, and Shito-Ryu. Whether you are new or returning to karate, you are welcome join in our sessions! The club offers regular training which allows you to:

  • Learn techniques - effective ways to block, strike, punch kick etc.
  • Improve fitness - get in shape with our dedicated Wednesday fitness training.
  • Build confidence - perform katas (forms) or kumite (fighting) at competitions in front of people.
  • Learn self-defence - control an attacker and defend yourself in the street.
  • Experienced coaches who are on hand to help guide you and teach you in learning and applying various techniques.

Take a look at our training times to see which sessions focus on what! 

Not ready to join, but interested in finding out more? We can keep you up to date with training and events via email if you sign up.

As a diverse club, we ensure that training is flexible to allow you to learn new and different things from other members.

Everyone is here to not only learn a martial art and keep fit, but to meet new people from a variety of different backgrounds and styles of karate. The club holds regular socials to allow members to relax and have fun outside of training. The social atmosphere at training is friendly and everyone (new and returning) is welcome - we're a friendly lot!

Reasons to Join Us

  • Learn a martial art, to get fit and to become more flexible in the process.
  • Release some stress after a hard days work.
  • Experienced and dedicated coaches including international level fighters and specialist fitness coaches.
  • Represent Bath University in competitions across the UK.
  • Active and friendly community.
  • Great social atmosphere both at and outside of training.
  • Cheap and time accessible opportunity to learn a martial art.
  • Support readily available for you for whatever you want to achieve from becoming a part of the UBKC.

Come & Meet Us

During Freshers week and the first week of semester 1, we are running taster sessions for anyone to attend - find out more about our taster sessions. To stay informed of any changes to training, as well as club socials & events, be sure to join our Facebook group.

Our regular term training* times:

Monday            17:00 - 18:45      STV Dojo  (Kata Forms)

Wednesday   20:00 - 22:00    Founders Hall  (Fitness/Basic self defense)

Friday                20:30 - 22:00    STV Dojo

Sunday             14:00 - 16:00      STV Dojo

For more information about each session, check out our training page.
*Regular training schedule commences Monday 7th October

If you have any questions or concerns, have a look at some frequently asked questions or pop us an email. You can also message a committee member directly (via email or Facebook) as we'll be more than happy to help!




Equipment Coordinator

Mens Captain


Social Secretary



Welfare and Inclusivity Officer

Womens Captain