Northumbria Karate is a fun and rewarding sport with a close community of passionate people. We welcome all abilities to join in our training sessions, whether you’re an experienced fighter or you have never practiced karate before.

Whilst we learn and improve at our weekly sessions, the club also have a vibrant social life where we plan activities, events and spontaneous trips. The club also compete in BUCS where medals and BUCS points for the university are up for grabs!

Karate is a combination of punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open-hand techniques. Karate itself translates to "empty hand" and is an intense physical art of self-defence and a proven way to develop self-control and discipline, excellent for managing stress.

Karate offers the following membership options: 


"Just TRY"

Big Week Of Sport Information

We will be running the following taster sessions for Karate, following on from our Sports Fair on Wednesday 27th September. Please note that these sessions are free to attend, aimed to let you try the sport before committing to a membership: 

Taster 1 Monday 2nd October 20:00-21:30 Lipman
Taster 2 Wednesday 4th October 17:00-18:30 Lipman
Taster 3 Saturday 7th October 13:30-15:00 Lipman


Club Costs

"Just TRY" - £20 for 6 weeks 

"TRAIN" 23/24 Membership - £125

Training Times & Venues

Venue: Lipman Gym 

Monday:  20:00 - 21:30

Wednesday: 17:00 - 18:30 

Saturday: 13:30 -15:00

Training Dates

Semester 1 w/c: 02.10.2023 - 11.12.2023

Semester 2 w/c: 08.01.2024 - 18.03.2024

Semester 3 w/c:15.04.2024 - 29.04.2024

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Luciano Zanuni

Club President: Becca Bradburn