University of Wollongong Karate

UOW Karate

About Us

Welcome to the University of Wollongong Karate Dojo. We are committed to providing top-tier karate training that embraces both traditional practices and modern approaches to martial arts. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment for students, staff, and community members of all skill levels, from complete beginners to advanced practitioners.

Our Mission

Our mission is to cultivate physical fitness, mental discipline, and personal growth through the art of karate. We are dedicated to fostering a strong sense of community and promoting values such as respect, confidence, and self-control. Karate is more than a martial art; it is a holistic approach to life that encourages continuous self-improvement and resilience.

Training and Activities

We practice Kimura Shukokai Karate, a style known for its powerful and efficient techniques, dynamic movements, and emphasis on both kata (forms) and kumite (sparring). Our training sessions are conducted in the university’s modern sports facilities, providing an optimal environment for learning and progression.

Our training schedule includes:

  • Coached Sessions: Led by experienced instructors to ensure comprehensive learning and mastery of techniques.
  • Student-Led Sessions: Opportunities for peer learning and additional practice.
  • Special Workshops: Periodic sessions with guest instructors, including international experts, to broaden our members’ understanding and skills.

We also encourage our members to participate in various competitions, both locally and internationally, including the annual university tournaments and the prestigious KSI World Championships.

Community and Socials

Beyond rigorous training, we believe in nurturing a vibrant and supportive community. Our dojo organises regular social events to foster camaraderie and build lasting friendships. Whether it’s a casual gathering after training or a planned social outing, these events enhance the overall experience of being part of our karate family.

What We Offer
Join Us

If you are interested in joining the University of Wollongong Karate Club, we invite you to attend a training session. No prior experience is necessary, and we provide a welcoming environment for all new members. For more information on membership and training times please get in touch.