Karate - Martial Arts

Summer School

15 – 22 August

Unfortunately, this year’s Summer School has been cancelled because of the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

We hope to come back fighting next year, and to smash our 100 attendees target!

Summer School


Expect a week of exhaustion and elation! For those who have not experienced it before, think of the intensity of a weekend course over an entire week. Throw in the chance to build practice partnerships to challenge you and push your level up, some different ideas, and you have a course estimated last year to be worth over 10 weeks of practice.

There is also a good social atmosphere. On the last night we have a formal dinner which will be followed once again, by the very popular ceilidh.

The 100

This year we're excited to give you the chance to win a free Summer School!

We are aiming to get 100 members coming to the 2020 Summer School. If achieved, all 100 names will be placed into the draw, and at the Friday evening meal one attendee will be randomly selected and receive their free Summer School. That is a chance to win a total reimbursement of your fee!

This is a 1 in a 100 opportunity!

If you want the chance of an absolutely free Summer School, then you have to be in it to win it. You should also encourage members to attend, so we can reach that magic 100.


15 – 22 August

Course timetable will be updated soon. 

1st practise will be on Sunday.


We have reduced the cost this year. 

The cost includes accommodation for the week, all training, and the Friday night meal. 

You will need to bring your own food for the week, which can be prepared in the self-catering accommodation.

Extra nights

If for travel reasons you would like a room before the course starts on Friday 14 August, or to stay an extra night on Saturday 22 of August, this can be booked for an additional £30 per night.

Extra nights at either end of the course can be arranged by e-mail to the summer school organiser joseph.cooper@cantab.net.

Type of student Cost
1st time£249
Kyu grades£299
Black belts£349


Turing Flats are conveniently located on central campus just a short distance from Dolche Vita, K-bar, Keynes College facilities and Co-op shop.

Accommodation details

Massage therapy

We will also have our usual sports therapists/masseuses headed up by Polly to tend to the usual leg aches from an intense week of practice.

The more experienced members will testify this is well worth it!


We hold a welcome meal on the 1st Saturday, normally near the Kbar - to give people a chance to rendezvouz with old friends or get to know new ones.

The Ceilidh on the Friday night again called by the amazingly funny Malk Gunton (no lymerics please) and his band Contraband!


University of Kent

Training will be in the Main Sports Hall.
Accommodation is in Turing flats.