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.

All club training has now ceased for 2023/24. Students enquiring about joining the club in 2024/25 season can contact the Club Committee via email or instagram. 2024/25 memberships will be available to purchase from September 2024.

Karate memberships available in 2023/24: 

"TRAIN"  Karate Membership - £125  

Training: Mondays 20:00-21:30,  Wednesdays 17:00-18:30  & Saturdays  13:30-15:00  (Lipman Gym)

This membership is available for beginner, intermediate and experienced student members who are looking to train regularly to gain fitness and skills, with the opportunity for some self-funded competitions through the year.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Jim Windram

Club President: Dave McNeil

Engagement Officer: Kurt McClearly


The Karate club is supported by our dedicated Club Development Officer Keir Tattersdill.