Shotokan Karate



Shotokan Karate at CBS aims to follow an age-old tradition of Japanese Universities where Martial Arts are practiced alongside the academic curriculum. It is an activity aimed at students and employees at CBS that wish to combine the challenge of academic life with the strenuous physical training of karate. The combination of the two aspects – forging mind and body into one balanced unity also offers practitioners a surplus of energy, inner calmness and mental balance.

The students so far have been a mixture of Danes, Germans, French and other international students from the student body. Students from other universities are also very welcome.



We practice every Wednesday and Friday from 15.30 until 16:30 at Bulowsvejhallen at the ‘lille sal‘, and Saturdays from 11.30 until 13.00


Bulowsvej 34
2000 Frederiksberg

Whenever Bulowsvejhallen is closed for elections, exams etc. we practice with our sister club at Vesterbro.


We have two practices in the beginning og the season for new members: Free of charge

One semester fee is DKK 450.

Buy your membership fee here.


The coach is Richard Ledborg Hansen, 6.dan and external lecturer at CBS MPP. While also being a lecturer and supervisor for students, Richard has practiced JKA Shotokan Karate for 45 years and is active in Shotogakusha – The Institute of Shotokan Karate in Denmark. He is also the sport responsible person, and should you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.


You can come in your gym gear and with bare feet. After a period of trying out you will need to acquire a ‘gi‘ the customary attire for practicing martial arts. It is all white and can be purchased many places but ask and we‘ll be happy to assist you.

You can and will miss training sessions. It only means it will take you longer to acquire the level of skills that the various techniques require. It is not a problem – its called ‘life‘.

Usually about 3 years of regular training i.e. 3 times a week and anyone can do it. It only requires tenacious discipline, which is very thing you learn in karate.