UCC Karate kicks off our Spring Semester

UCC karate club is all set for an exciting and zen-filled Spring semester, with the club returning to regular training 18:00 in Hall 1 of the Mardyke Arena today. This semester features a number of events, including two intervarsity competitions, and a dedicated six week course for absolute beginners.

On February 2nd, UCCKC members will be competing at the 2019 All-Ireland Open Martial Arts Intervarsity Championships being hosted by Cork Institute of Technology. Then, on April 6th, UCCKC are defending their intervarsity champions title at the 2019 All-Ireland Karate Intervarsity Championships being hosted by Dublin City UniversityThese events are shaping up to be highlights of the 2019 Spring semester, building on the clubs successes in 2018.

UCCKC isn’t all about competitions however, the club places a strong emphasis of academic-life balance and building a vibrant club community. Our club caters for teaching karate at all levels, with beginners, intermediates and seniors training separately With this in mind, a six week course in karate for absolute beginners kicks off on Tuesday January 22nd (18:00 hrs in Hall 1). This round of classes, held once a week, are relatively informal in comparison to the more senior classes, and offer students the perfect opportunity to try out and master the basic techniques which will serve you for years to come. There we teach you some really basic but effective self-defence tricks, introduce you to the karate-way of training, and give you a bit of zen downtime from your hectic college schedule.

For the rest of us, training begins tonight (Tuesday 15th January). New members are always welcome to join the club. In a nutshell, if you want to train, drop in and train away with us!! – Tuesdays & Thursdays, 18:00-19:30 hrs, Hall 1, Mardyke Arena.