LSE Karate Club

Official website of the London School of Economics Karate Club

Welcome. The LSE Karate Club is an affiliated club of the LSE Athletics Union is part of England Karate-Do Federation (EKDF) and is associated with English Karate Federation (EKF). The EKF is recognised as the official governing body for English Karate by the British Karate Federation and the World Karate Federation.
The club comprises of over 30 undergraduate and postgraduate students drawn from a variety of nationalities and background.The club aims to cater for all range of abilities from complete beginners to the more experienced participant.
The Club is governed by the rules and regulations of the Club and Athletic Union Constitutions and its affairs are run by elected officials drawn from the student body.


Training Times

LSE Karate is currently not training at LSE this academic year (2018/19), please contact us via email to enquire further. most of the squad members are training at Chelsea Karate Club and we invite you to join the training at Chelsea Karate Club.

Weekly training is led by Sensei, although several guest instructors have been arranged for the academic year.

Club Committee

The Executive Committee is responsible for all matters relating to the club, ranging from the organisation of club gradings to less taxing matters such as club dinners.

The Executive Committee comprises the following public spirited/gullible individuals:

Senseis (Instructors):

Dario Ghazi (5th Dan)
Sam Mir (3rd Dan)

Team Captain: Alex Nik
Secretary & Treasurer: Eike

Club Location

Location Map

LSEKC is located in the heart of central London on the campuses of London School of Economics. The Dojo is in the Old building which is located on Houghton Street.

Nearest Tube Stations:



Old Gym, Old Building

Houghton street, London


The Social Side

As a University Club, we believe that Karate should be fun and enjoyable, so the Club had a full and active social side. Apart from the various club dinners that are held throughout the year, the Club participates fully in the various social events organised by the Athletics Union.

Since 2002, the Club has made efforts to establish links with other University Karate Clubs with intention to have several joint training and social events . These joint training & social events with other clubs take place regularly.

The Club

The Club

The London School of Economics Karate Club (LSEKC) is one of the most established sports clubs at the LSE. Comprising of over 25 undergraduate and post-graduate students, the Club is one of largest martial arts clubs in the School and probably one of the most diverse in the country. Drawing upon the LSE’s international reputation, the Club is proud to have members originating from all corners of globe! At the last count, the Club’s members originated from as far a field as Tokyo, Moscow and California, to more humble locations such as London and Cardiff! LSEKC aims to provide a professional training in a friendly and welcoming environment. As a University Club, we proudly cater for all levels of ability, ranging from the complete beginner to the more experienced participant.

Who can join?

Membership of the Club is available to any registered student or staff member of the London School of Economics, upon payment of a £20 Athletic Union annual membership fee. General members of the public who wish to join must contact the club for further details.

Training costs just £4 per session for LSE students and funding made available from our generous sponsors allows the Club to keep the class fees low. This makes Karate one of the cheapest sports to participate in at the LSE!!!