Karate is the only sport that has its beginnings tied tightly to University sport, because the first karate club in Serbia was founded in 1963 and it was a part of University Judo branch. At the founders meeting it was decided that the name of the first karate club in the country would be University Karate Club.

Three years later firs National Championship was organized in the Karate Club Partizan hall which was located at the JNA Stadium in Belgrade. Karate Federation of Yugoslavia will celebrate fifty years of its existence next year at the fifth European Universities Games.