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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/uwoKarateClub/

Check out our website: https://sites.google.com/site/uwokarate/

About the President

This year Karate Club has two presidents: Yusra Irfan and Samantha Gorun.

Hey! My name is Yusra Irfan, I am a third-year engineering student specializing in software engineering 💻. To tell you a little bit about myself, I started karate when I was in Grade 1 but unfortunately stopped in Grade 6. Since coming to Western, I have restarted my journey to achieve the almighty BLACK BELT! 🙏🏻 After a year of attending The Western Karate Club 🥋, it has become a passion of mine. Not only does the club help me relieve stress but has also helped me make friends and stay active. Outside of Karate, I am a couch bug and like to play board games and watch TV. I hope this year will be awesome, and we will all try to reach the almighty BLACK BELT! TOGETHER!

Hello everyone! My name is Samantha Gorun and I am in my 2nd year of my MSc in Biostatistics. I joined the UWO Karate Club during my first year as I had always wanted to learn a martial art. I quickly fell in love with the sport and the people. Aside from attending Karate Club, I love to meet new people, try new things, and bake. I know that the 2019-2020 year will be amazing for Karate Club. I look forward to seeing you.

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 12-19, 2019
Winter Reading Week - February 15-22, 2020

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.