hello, we are the essex blades KARATE club
Karate is a Japanese Martial Art, which is defensive in nature and can be taught in many different ‘styles’.
Karate can be trained both in the form of Traditional Karate and Sport Karate; Kata (routine) and Kumite (fighting). This martial art is known to enhance confidence; self-discipline; leadership skills; and helps to improve focus.
How many teams do we have?
Karate is mostly an individual sport but can also consist of small teams, such as team Kata. There are opportunities to represent the blades during the year at the BUCS Karate Championships and smaller competitions year round.
Do I need anything else before I get involved?
Due to the nature of the sport, including the potential of some light level of contact; we would recommend bringing a gumshield. Likewise, we also recommend wearing sport clothing or similar.
To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.
* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.
By purchasing a membership you are agreeing to the clubs code of conduct
Allows you to attend Come & Try sessions and Trials (and provides insurance cover at these sessions), vote in club elections, added to the club mailing list and receive a discount on Sports Fed tickets.
Includes all benefits of Basic Membership but also allows the member to attend all club training sessions throughout the academic year, compete for the club, and means you are insured against injury whilst at training sessions and competitions for the Judo Club.
Allows you to attend general club training session (although not team specific ones), vote in elections, added to the club mailing list and means you are insured against injury whilst at that Sports Clubs session.
Please note, as memberships have to be uploaded to the Essex Sport system manually, it may take 3-5 working days before you are able to book onto your session via the Essex Sport app and attend training sessions. Should you have any problems, please email email@example.com
PLEASE SEE BELOW THE TRAINING SCHEDULE (TERM TIME ONLY) FOR 2022-23.
Monday | 7-8PM
SPORTS CENTRE STUDIO 1
All full members welcome. Beginner/Intermediate
Thursday | 7-8PM
SPORTS CENTRE STUDIO 1
All full members welcome.
Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.
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