1. Skip to content
Karate Banner
Karate Icon

Karate

Karate is a striking martial art

An Overview of Karate

Karate is a martial art developed on the Ryukyu Islands in what is now Okinawa, Japan. Karate is predominantly a striking art using punching, kicking, knee strikes, elbow strikes and open hand techniques. Karate can be practiced as an art, sport, or as self defense training. Karate training is commonly divided into kihon (basics or fundamentals), kata (forms), and kumite (sparring).

Find Karate Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

York St John Students' Union

York St John University is situated in the heart of York. With around 7,000 students, the Students Union boast 27 sports clubs for students to join.

Birstal and Batley Tae Kwon Do

Birstall/Batley Tae kwon do is a member of the T.A.G.B
(Tae Kwon-Do Association of Great Britain).
Tae Kwon Do is suitable for all ages from 6 years and above
Want to get fit? Want to learn how to defend yourself
come down now

AEGIS Martial Arts Academy Harrogate

Martial Arts Programs for children, families and adults improving physical and mental strength. Personal Development & Goal Setting.

City of York Council Sport and Active Leisure

The Sport and Active Leisure team at the City of York Council provide support to local clubs and organisations regarding the sporting provision across the city. This includes providing information to York residents, signposting them to sporting opportunit