One of the longer running sports clubs in the University, the Karate Club keenly welcomes beginners as well as experienced practitioners. Karate will help you develop mental and physical strength, fitness and flexibility, in a fun and friendly atmosphere, guided by black belt instructors. As well as physical improvement, karate will help you develop character, courage, discipline and self-control. Practicing traditional Shotokan Karate, the club participates in regular courses given by Japanese and international instructors. UCD Karate Club has enjoyed much success at the Intervarsity Championships in recent years.