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 memberships available in 2023/24: 

"TRAIN"  Karate Membership - £125  *Memberships will be reduced to £62.50 for semester 2* (Available from January 2024)

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.

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

The club currently has 22 members, and has space for new members to join by clicking the link below:


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

Please note some dates within the dates above are unavailable due to exam closures and facility closures.

Key Contacts

Head Coach: Luciano Zanuni

Club President: Becca Bradburn 


The Karate club is supported by Northumbria Sport's Club Development Officer Mollie Smith.