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Brief Description of Club Activities

Newcastle University Karate Club (NUKC) has several experienced instructors who are dedicated, motivated and passionate about Karate. 

The Club is led by Chief Instructor Steve Potts (5th Dan) and is occasionally assisted by other instructors.  The Club offers training in traditional style Karate and welcomes newcomers of different styles, training backgrounds and levels of experience.  

The Club has 4 training sessions every week during the academic year, so you could easily find a training session that suits you best!  

NUKC is extremely friendly and anyone interested in Karate is encouraged to come along and try one of our taster sessions.


Regular Training Days, Times and Venues

Mondays: 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m., Multipurpose Room B
Wednesdays: 7.00 p.m. - 8.30 p.m., Multipurpose Room A
Fridays: 7.00 p.m. - 9.00 p.m., Multipurpose Room A
Sundays: 3.00 p.m. - 5.00 p.m., Multipurpose Room A

All take place at Newcastle University Sports Centre.


Pre-Requisites for New Members

The only pre-requisite is enthusiasm!  Beginners are more than welcome, please wear comfortable clothing (no jeans).  Karate suits (Gis) can be ordered through the Club and are optional (approx £15).  Protective equipment is provided.

We welcome new members throughout the year so feel free to get in touch or to come along.  We offer 3 free sessions to interested beginners (although bear in mind you will be charged to come into the sports centre if you do not have their membership), but after that you must join the club.



As with all NU clubs that use the Sports Centre's facilities, Silver Membership is required at £66.50 per year (if you already have this you do not need to buy it again). As well as buying through the website, you can pay in person at the sports centre reception.

Our club fee is £40 for the full year or £25 for the second semester, available from the button on the left of this page (available by using your uni login). There is a further £4 insurance charge if it's the first NU club/society you've joined.

A license is also required, at a cost of £27.

The total maximum outlay of £137.50 covers a typical student (who goes home in vacations) for 27 weeks, which works out at £5 per week.  For those looking to train over Easter and Summer vacations, it works out at £3 per week.  This is much cheaper than joining a club outside of uni!


Contact Details

President - Nasreen Khathun

Email: karate-club@newcastle.ac.uk




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