Karate, kickboxing, BJJ or self-defense? Choose them all, choose Honbu!

In Honbu, Koryu uchinadi karate is combined with other karate styles and martial arts. The aim is to become, physically and mentally, a good fighter.

Karate club Honbu

Welcome to the Students' Karate Club Honbu! We welcome all existing martial artists and karatekas-to-be to join our lively group of fighters. We arrange a beginner's course once or twice a year starting in September and in January. The next course starts 12th of September 2016. If you already know karate, you might want to start at the practices for the upper belts.

Training in 2016-2017

  • Monday 19:00 Unidojo (Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25) Map
  • Thursday 19:00 Unidojo (Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 25) Map
  • Friday 19:00 Kauppis (Helsinki School of Economics, Ilmarinkatu 1)
  • Saturday 15:30 Unidojo (free mat)

Links to maps can be found on the page "harjoitukset

Beginner's course 2016

Sign up for beginner's course by showing up to any practice during September. The only equipment you need is a t-shirt and tracksuit trousers. Training is free until the end of September. After September you are required to join Honbu. Teaching language will be some mix of Finnish and English. Usually our foreign students get along just fine :)  For more information contact anyone at "Hallitus" page.

For more experienced martial artists

You are more than welcome to practice with us too! We train Koryu uchinadi  -style karate but the style is suitable for those from other styles and arts as well. Turn up to training and we'll find the best training palette for you.

Club membership

To train in Honbu, you need to pay the club membership, which for the academic year 2016-2017 will be determined in the annual general meeting in August. It is about 75 € for students, 100 € for PhD-students and members of Helsinki or Aalto University staff and 150 € for others.

In addition, we recommend the karate license insurance from Finnish Karate Federation and Pohjola (90,00 €).

IMPORTANT: Everyone needs to fill the membership information form.

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Attending the belt exams at the end of each semester costs 10-15 euros depending on the level you are grading. Karate-Gi (Karate suit) is required in the exam.