Teesside University Karate

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Teesside University Karate

At Teesside University Karate Club, we practice Sokudo Karate. Sokudo Karate is an intense physical art and an outstanding total mind-body exercise. It is a decisive method of self-defence and a proven way to develop and control self-control, self-discipline and to manage stress.

The club has qualified coach Abdu Shaher a former karate world champion who won over 60 kilograms Kumite gold at the 1988 World Championship in Egypt and winner of multiple European Karate Championships.

Free taster and Training sessions are held at the University’s Olympia Building at the following times. Just bring clothes you can train in and a bottle of water.


7:30 to 9:00 pm


7:30 to 9:00 pm

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If you have any questions, please feel free to message the committee members for more details;

Vishak Dudhee (Chair)

Francesca Carissimo (Vice-Chair Communications)

Harith Gamage (Vice-Chair Finance)

Student wins silver on her karate debut

A law student has won a silver medal in her first ever competitive karate competition.

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Alex Caswell won a silver medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships.Alex Caswell won a silver medal at the British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships.

Alex Caswell, 21, triumphed at the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) Championships after only taking up karate two years ago.

She joined the University’s karate club earlier this year and came within just a point of clinching gold after a superb series of performances and a hard fought final at the event which took place in Sheffield between 10 and 14 March.

Alex, who is studying LLB (Hons) Law, said: ‘I was pleasantly surprised to win the silver and to come so close to winning the gold, especially as the girl I was against in the final was such tough competition.

‘I really enjoy karate and winning the medal has given me the motivation to keep working to improve – I don’t think it will be the last time I compete.’

Enjoying championship success
Nat Broom, Student Activities Officer at the University Students’ Union, added: ‘It’s always
particularly nice to see sportsmen and women who are making their competitive debut do so well and Alex is clearly another of the many talented people we have representing Teesside Sport at the moment.

‘It’s obviously most important that students who get involved in clubs or societies simply enjoy it and get what they want from participating, but it’s also wonderful when they’re able to step it up a level and enjoy championship success.