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Welcome to Lancaster University Karate Club!

Welcome to LUKC, the only Athletics Union affiliated martial arts club on Lancaster University campus! We are a friendly and sociable club for students and staff, that represents the University in competition, and trains twice a week on campus. We are affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain and have lots of fun both in and out of the dojo!

To keep right up to date with the club’s latest news and events, join our Facebook group!

Recent News

Winter Term Grading 2013

On Sunday the 8th of December we will be heading to Hutton, Lancashire for a grading with Sensei Sherry, at Huton Shotokan Karate Club (http://www.huttonkarate.co.uk). The class is set to start at 10am. We will be organising a minibus to transport us there. The cost for the minibus will be between £5 to £10 per person. You can come along to train and grade or just come along to train. If you are interested in attending please put a message on the facebook group.

 

Karate at Lancaster University in 2013

LUKC inivites all new and all returning students to take up karate at Lancaster University. We train every week during term time, 6pm to 8pm Monday and Wednesdays. Locations can be found on the training times page. 

We have an initial taster session as part of LUSU's "Give it a go". Come along to the George Fox Foyer to find out what karate is all about, 6pm Friday of Fresher's Week. Then training starts week 1. The Friday session and all lessons in week 1 are completely free.

We welcome both complete beginners and people with previous experience. We have members who had never done martial arts before arriving at Lancaster and now are only a few belts away from a black belt. 

  

Summer Term Grading 2013

This Sunday (30th June 2013) a grading will take place at Central Lancaster High School, Crag Road, Lancaster, LA1 3LS. The class is 10.30am to 12.00 noon, followed by the grading with Sensei Sherry. Training without grading costs £6,training and grading costs £18.

 

Spring Term Grading 2013

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Another successful grading with Sensei Sherry and Lancaster University

Spring Term Grading 2013

Sensei Sherry will be visiting Lancaster University on Monday the 18th of March to take a lesson and conduct a grading. The class will begin at 8.00pm (not 7.00pm as previously advertised) and the grading will take place after the class. For those wishing to train and grade the price is £20 whilst for those just wishing to train the price is £8. Training takes place in County South Lecturer Theatre. Click here to see a map.

Please note: you must also bring a current, up to date licence together with your money or you will not be able to grade!  

There is also an extra pre-grading lesson, Saturday in County South from 4pm to 6pm. 

 

Winter Term Grading 2012

Sensei Sherry will be visiting Lancaster University on Monday the 26th of November to take a lesson and conduct a grading. The class will begin at 7.00pm and the grading will take place after the class. For those wishing to train and grade the price is £20 whilst for those just wishing to train the price is £6. Training takes place in County South Lecturer Theatre. Click here to see a map.

Please note: you must also bring a current, up to date licence together with your money or you will not be able to grade! 

 

Summer Term Grading 2012

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LUKC was pleased to host Andy Sherry for the Summer term grading. Two years of hard work paid off for those who got their Purple White belt and a year of hard work paid off for those grading to Yellow belt, along side those grading to Red belt. The club maintained its 100% pass record, and we are incredibly proud of all those who graded!

 

Abiola Oladipo black belt success for LUKC

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Abiola Oladipo recieved his black belt on on the Sunday 27th of March at Kendal Leisure Centre. Abi has been with LUKC since 2008, joining as a complete beginner. He instantly found his form in karate, going from white belt to red belt during his first grading in March 2009 – achieving the rare accomplishment of skipping orange belt.

For 90 minutes Abi trained hard alongside over 100 other karate brown belts under the instruction of Sensei Sherry, chief instructor and chairman of the Karate Union of Great Britain and assisted by Sensei Brennan.

When the training was over 50 brown belts moved to a private room to attempt the black belt grading. Abi had to demonstrate proficiency in basic karate strikes, kicks and blocks followed by the performance of an advanced level kata. Abi then had to fight against another brown belt before doing a second kata. This grading is a grueling 30 minutes of fierce and intense karate where the karate student is pushed further than they have ever been before.

LUKC head instructor Keith Robson watched Abi pass his Black belt exam and was delighted with Abi’s success. Keith said “A Black belt karate exponent never forgets his or her Black belt grading. I am very proud and pleased for Abi.”

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KUGB National Championships 2012

Despite clashing with Roses 2012, LUKC were able to send two members plus our instructor to compete at this event in Birmingham. This prestigious event had an excellent atmosphere and our instructor was only defeated in Kata just prior to reaching the finals.

Roses 2012

Every year the sports teams of Lancaster University face off against York's sports teams. Lancaster hosted the event in 2012 and we beat York 3-1! Victories came in male team Kumite, male Team Kata, female team Kata whilst our only loss was female team Kata. We look forward to visiting York in 2013 and hopefully continuing our run of success.

Kyu Grades 2012

LUKC did well at this years Kyu Grades competition in Prestatyn. Aaron Melayu and Yingying Zhang did extremely well to come 3rd in Senior Mens Individual Kumite and Senior Ladies Ippon Kumite respectively. 

BUCS 2012

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This year's team for BUCS 2012 in Sheffield. The team put in some strong performances across many different events and an excellent weekend was had by all.

Lent Term Grading 2012

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In March, LUKC hosted Andy Sherry for the Lent term grading. The club maintained its 100% pass record, and we are incredibly proud of all those who graded. Enjoy your new belts and have a good Easter!

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