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The UWO Karate Club promotes the practice of Shorin Ryu Karate. The Shorin Ryu style of Karate is a traditional martial art that was developed on the island of Okinawa (today part of Japan). Our training sessions emphasize physical conditioning and practicing kicks, strikes, blocks, as well as kata. You will also spar with partners, learn various techniques for self-defence, and train with traditional Okinawan weapons.
The Karate Club offers a friendly, helpful, and safe environment to practice Karate under the guidance of highly experienced instructors. The club welcomes undergraduates and grad students alike, whether you are a beginner or an experienced Karateka. Please contact us at any time during the year or attend one of our practices (uniforms not required).

Check out our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Western-University-Karate-Club-633788106740830/ !

About the President

Hi everyone! My name is Hannah Barltrop and I am thrilled to be serving my second term as karate club president.  I have been involved with the club since coming to Western four years ago and have been practicing karate for nearly fifteen years.  I am in my final year at the Ivey Business School, having started in the Global Economics program at Wester.  My absolute favourite thing about karate club, outside of continuing to practice and grow my martial arts knowledge, is the sense of comradery and family that we have as club, both with members and instructors.  I have made some great friends through karate club and enjoy coming to class not only to learn, but to have fun and destress from university life. 

Past Events


Fall term (Sep-Dec) = $75.00 (+HST)
Winter term (Jan-Apr) = $75.00 (+HST)
Fall/Winter term (Sep-Apr) = $140.00 (+HST)

For more club information, contact uwokarate@gmail.com

Karate Club - Practice Schedule

Sport Club practices for Fall 2018 begin on Sunday Sept 23 and will conclude on Saturday  Dec 1 2018.
Practices for the Winter 2019 term resume on Monday  Jan 7, and conclude on Sunday March 31, 2019.

Mondays - 6:30-8pm (University Heights Public School, just behind the Ontario Hall residence)
Thursdays - 6:00-7:30pm (WSRC Studio #2).
Sundays 2:30-4:00pm (WSRC Studio #2

In addition, we offer an optional open classes on Sundays (2:30-4pm in WSRC Studio #2).

**Cancelled Dates**
Fall Reading Week - October 6-13, 2018
Winter Reading Week - February 16-23, 2019

Registration Info

Club registration is available at Campus Recreation, Membership Services in the Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC). Membership in Sport Clubs is open to Western students and fee-paying adults (minimum 18 years of age) who have a valid Campus Recreation membership.

* Click here to register now!

Refund Policy

All memberships will be refunded within 14 days of purchase, minus a 10% administration fee*. After this 14-day trial period, partial refunds will be issued for medical reasons only (with written documentation).

* The 10% administration fee may be waived if transferring to another program/Club or leaving a credit on account for future purchases.

On occasion, certain facilities may not be available due to maintenance, special events, etc. Campus Recreation will provide notice whenever possible, but memberships will not be extended.