The club is affiliated to the NKI (National Karate Institute).



The club mainly trains and teaches in Shotokan style, but members from other stylistic backgrounds are also welcome. Our aim is to integrate new members into the classes and emphasis the motion of sharing skills and information, while still having an coach to run the classes. The classes take a strong traditional, self defence approach to karate, while still preparing those who wish to compete for competitions.


Training times 

Our current training schedules are Wednesday (11:00-13:00) and Sunday (11:30-13:00) in Butchart recreational centre, starting from Sunday, 3rd October 2021. Trainings are taken by Ronnie Watt Hanshi, Charlie Abel Sensei and Grant Conroy Sensei from NKI.



Beginners are advised to wear loose fitting clothes that are easy to move around and for those that intends to join the club we recommend buying a Gi (about £10). This will help build your identity as a martial arts practitioner as well as encourage unity among the members. Please let one of committees know if you would like to buy one.

Experienced members are also welcomed to bring their own personal equipment



For those who wishes to go up the ranks/belts, gradings are also done in this club, in Aberdeen. Gradings are not compulsory, however we strongly recommend that those who aspire to improve on their skill and development experience to attend gradings as many as you can. Gradings are a means of physically showing achievement throughout your time at the club and is a highly satisfying experience where dedication is directly rewarded with a new coloured belt. The more you train, the more you gain. It is even possible to reach Black belt by the time you graduate!



There are several competitions occurring in the UK. The two main competition that the club usually aims for are the BUCS (British University & Colleges Sport) and SSS (Scottish Student Sport).

This year, although the situation we have currently is uncertain, it is still in our scope to involve both beginners as well as experienced individuals to these competitions.

Participants needs to have graded a minimum of one time before being able to participate in the competitions.



Due to the restrictions, we are still planning our social events. We are hoping to have at least few sessions per month either via online or face to face. This is a fantastic opportunity to mingle with everyone, get to know your fellow Karate-ka and make new friends.


Membership Costs

For students, the membership fee of the club for the whole year is only £20 and £15 for one semester. You can pay through this website.


There is also an admin and insurance charge of £15.00 to be paid to the SU. This applies to all sports club and is only required to be paid once regardless of the number of sports club joined.

Licences and Insurance

Addition to the membership, you will be asked to pay for licences and insurance (£12 per year) to National Karate Institute. This should directly pay to our coach after you decided to join.


Committee members

President: Nagi Chida

Vice President: Emmy Landberg

Secretary: Owen Eatough

Treasurer: Lisa Hoppe


Why join?

If you haven’t already been swayed to join the Karate club reading the above, here’s why we think you should join our club in a nutshell:
- Karate -> highly recognised discipline
- Teach ‘legit’ self defence
- Fun socials
- British/Scottish Uni level competitive achievements

- Finding new friends
- Best way to enhance your student-life experience!

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