Karate is a Japanese martial art built around a system of punches, blocks, kicks and sweeps. It is a great way to build your character, keep fit, and improve your flexibility.

OUKC is a Shotokan karate club affiliated to the Japan Karate Association England. We follow the principles of JKA Karate.


Classes are for complete beginners through to advanced. We have a long history of welcoming students who have trained under a different style/association or are not members of the University. We are a friendly, apolitical club that wants to improve our karate together.

If you are interested in finding out more about our club, please contact our Sensei, Spiros Ventouras, or the club president. All of the information on how to join and our training is on this website.