Aberystwyth University Karate Club

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Karate Club

Karate is a form of self-defence and was developed in Japan.

The word is formed from the Japanese words Kara meaning empty, and Te meaning hand.

Hands and feet are used for blocking and striking.

Training takes place in an environment that is rich with Japanese cultural traditions and practices.

Tim Davies 1st Dan - performing "ushiro mawashi geri" - Spinning hook kick

Location and Times

Our main Dojo is located at Penweddig School (see below)
We also have other Dojos which run through University and School term times:

Ikkyo Dojo : Penweddig

Separate Children’s and Adult’s classes

The only martial arts dojo in Mid Males to offer children’s only and adults only classes.  As of 1st October 2011 Monday evening classes will be split into two halls, adults training in the Assembly Hall (on the left) and children training in the Multi Purpose Hall (on the right).


  • Monday
    • 6.00-7.30 Adults Classes, all grades – Assembly Hall
    • 6.00-7.30 Children’s Class, all grades – Multi Purpose Hall
    • 7.30-8.00 Senior Instructor’s class
  • Wednesday
    • 6.00-7.30 Beginners and Novice (white – red belt)
  • Thursday
    • 6.00-7.30 Intermediate (yellow – purple)
    • 7.30-8.30 Senior (brown and black belt)


Anne 'Bob' Herlihy 4th Dan - performing "jodan shuto uchi" - knife hand strike to the face

Aberystwyth University Karate Club will have a stand at this year’s Fresher’s Fair, on Tues 23rd Sept..  You will find us in the Marquee behind the Great Hall

Since opening our new dojo in Penweddig school we are now open to the general public. We usually recommend a minimum age of 7 but we will consider younger children if they have a parent or sibling already training with us. Please contact us for more details.

Anne "Bob" Herlihy 4th Dan - performing the advanced kata "Jiin"