Karate Club




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 (uniforms not required).

For more club information, contact karateclub@groups.uwo.ca 

Make sure to follow us on Instagram @westernkarate

Click here for more information about grading: Karate Historic Names

About the President

Hey, everybody! My name is Erika Senne, and I am your Club President for this 2023-2024 school year. I'm really looking forward to this upcoming club year and, with the help of our Executive Team, am happy to bring some fun training, seminars, and socials into the Club. I'm in my second year of Kinesiology here at Western with an Honours Specialization in Clinical Kinesiology. I've been practicing karate for over seven years and was on the National Karate Team back home (I specialized in competitive sparring). I'm excited to be training again with the Club, being back with Club members, and meeting new ones as well! If you have any questions at all about the Club, please feel free to contact me at karateclub@groups.uwo.ca!

Past Events

  • Christmas Banquet: Each year, Legacy Shorin-Ryu dojos from London, Windsor, Sarnia, and the surrounding areas come together to recognize the achievements of members and to socialize between clubs. A buffet dinner is provided while guests chat amongst themselves and awards and black belt presentations are made.
  • Club Socials: At the end of each semester, the UWO Karate Club gathers all members and instructors for a social event to celebrate achievements of the past year and to allow members to get to know each other outside of the club.  Past events have included: Grad Club Dinners, Movie Nights, Knife Throwing, and Bowling.  



Full-Year Membership: $65.00 +HST

Fall Term Membership: $35.00 +HST

Winter Term Membership: $35.00 +HST

Practice Schedule

Mondays: 4:00-5:30 PM

Thursdays: 6:00-7:30 PM


Registrations for Recreational Sport Clubs will be available online only starting on Monday, September 18th. You can visit Western Sports & Recreation (westernmustangs.ca) to register. Payment options are VISA and MasterCard credit cards (VISA Debit and other debit or credit cards are not accepted).


Refund Policy

All memberships can 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.


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.