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We are a martial art club exclusively for Anglia Ruskin University, where we offer qualified fitness training, help boosting confidence and learn useful self-defence skills. The club will cater for those simply looking to improve fitness as well as those interested in competing against other universities, as well as in other regional and national events.  You have the opportunity of training with professional, qualified martial artists that will show you how to improve all aspects of your martial arts skills.


  • Be part of a club that cares about your fitness and wellbeing, as well as its strong social aspect
  • Have a say – ARUKBC is run by a committee who are always willing to listen to suggestions you may have on the running of the club
  • Value for money - membership works out as low as £1 per session (when training 4 times a week on a 8 month contract) for ARU Students.
  • Dedicated supervised sparring sessions are run on some Saturdays giving you the opportunity to practise techniques learnt in class.

How to Join

If you are new to martial arts it is requested you attend one of the beginners sessions run by CARISMA in order to fully benefit from the lessons being run towards the end of term. People with prior experience in (striking) martial arts (e.g. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Tang So Do, Kung Fu) are welcome to sign up at any time.

The first lesson you have with us is free so all you have to do is turn up in sports trousers and a T-shirt and you’ll be ready to go. For subsequent lessons you will be required to become a member of ARUKBC and pay the appropriate fees which can be found here.  Please check our beginners schedule if you have no prior striking martial arts experience.

IMPORTANT: Anglia Ruskin University Kickboxing Club is required by the Student Union to ensure that all student members have a Sports Federation Card, so if you wish to become a member you must obtain one of these from the SU before attending.


We train about 51 weeks per year! You can refer to this page to check our standard schedule: please notice that during holiday seasons, Christmas or Easter breaks and bank holidays our schedule might vary or lessons might be moved to different venues: when in doubt please check the latest schedule posts.

Monday: 6:30-8:30pm Gym at Manor Community College: Sparring training and coaching
Tuesday: 6:15-8:00pm Fenners Gallery at Kelsey Kerridge
Thursday: 6:15-8:00pm Fenners Gallery at Kelsey Kerridge
Sunday: 5:00-7:00pm Fenners Gallery at Kelsey Kerridge


Please see our fee structure below. You will also need a Sports Federation Card available from the SU office.

Members have the opportunity to train up to four times per week when they subscribe using one of the monthly fee schemes detailed below. Training in any martial art requires commitment, and the fee structure is designed to reward members’ commitment to the club.

Unfortunately we cannot reimburse fees for missed lessons, nor offer one-off lesson fees.

Beginners Course Fees

Our beginners’ courses last for 4 sessions, usually scheduled on the last two weeks of the month during Tuesday and Thursday sessions. If you are a student attending one of our beginners courses the first lesson is free. On the second lesson you get charged £16 if you are full time students (proof of status will be required) and £20 for non students: these fees cover the following three lessons. At the end of the beginners’ course you will be offered the opportunity of joining our club and paying one of our regular fees as outlined below.

Discounted Contracts

The most cost-effective way to train with Carisma is to subscribe via a Direct Debit contract, for three months or more. Contract subscriptions benefit from a significant discount and longer contracts get still better rates. Best of all, the contracts are fixed-rate for their duration, so even if fees increase, you’ll pay what you signed up for and not a penny more.

Length of contract

3 months

6 months

8 months

12 months






Full-time student





Standard contract





Undergraduate rates are available to all University students, entitling them to train with Carisma only during term time (e.g. 24-30 weeks per year with Christmas and terms breaks).

Full-time student rates are available to any student (including University) and entitles them to train both in and out of term time.

Standard contract applies to all people that do not fit in one of the above categories.

Monthly Subscriptions

Per-monthly subscriptions are available to all members, with fees payable by cash or cheque. Fees must be paid by the first lesson of each month – there is a £10 penalty for late payment.







Punch Card (for Advanced Members Only)

Advanced members may purchase punch cards allowing them to attend at a specified number of sessions.


10 lessons

Advanced Members



If you are interested in becoming a member of the ARUKBC committee please feel free to approach one of the current committee members for more information.

The current committee members are:

  • President – Matt
  • Treasurer - Richard
  • Secretary – Patrick

Contact Information

For more information please contact Matt by emailing Please also check our facebook page



Our club t-shirts are available to buy for Anglia Ruskin University Kickboxing members. They cost £18 and can be ordered from the Student's Union office on the first floor of Helmore building. They are made of a breathable mesh material which is comfortable to train in and fast drying. After you have ordered at the Student's Union office either message us on facebook or find a committe member at training to let us know what size you would like, options are S, M, L , XL, XXL.


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Anglia Ruskin Students' Union is a company limited by guarantee and a charity registered in England and Wales. Registered Company No. 08064796 and Registered Charity No. 1148574. The registered office of Anglia Ruskin Students' Union is Helmore Building, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

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