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KUGB Black and Brown Belt Course 22nd November 2015

York Elite were well represented at the Free Black and Brown Belt Course in Sunderland on Sunday 22nd November. After two great training classes in the morning the following York Elite Karateka graded under the watchful eye of Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan. 

Congratulations go to:

Niall McCreanor - 2nd Dan

Sam Blundell - 2nd Dan

Attila Rejto - 1st Dan

Eleanor Blundell - 1st Dan

Matthew Coatesworth - 1st Dan

Tom Howell - 1st Dan 


Training & Grading with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan

Our last Grading took place on Sunday 20th September with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB. Full details can be found in Latest News or by clicking HERE


4th Annual York-Leeds Inter Club Competition

Our Annual Competition with LSKC took place this year on Sunday 06th September 2015 at the York Elite Dojo. The competition which originated as a way of remembering the late great Sensei Randolph Williams 6th Dan KUGB, who was the Chief Instructor at LSKC but also taught at York Elite helping forge strong links between the clubs.

It was a fantastic day and full detail of the day and results can be found under Latest News.


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Our newest black belt...

Congratulations to Eleanor Poels on gaining her 1st Dan Black Belt at Lancaster on 07th August under the watchful eyes of Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan.

Eleanor turned 9 years old only days before her grading so it was a fantastic achievement and reflected a great attitude to training since she joined York Elite at 6 years old.

Well done Eleanor.



2015 KUGB England Squad

Congratulations to York Elite Karateka Fraser Grice, Cayleigh McCartney, Connor Dunckley, James McNichol and Joseph Lines who have all been selected to the KUGB England Squad for 2015.

This is a big year with the World Championships in Poland and the European Championships in Crawley, England. We wish our Squad Members every success and look forward to cheering them all the way to the podium!



The next Grading dates have also been confirmed and we are delighted that:

Sensei John Holdsworth 6th Dan and Sensei Julie Nicholson on Sunday 20th December.


The 30th ESKA European Championships take place from Friday 27th November to Sunday 29th November 2015 at the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex, UK. Details can be found through the KUGB website



Adults Only Class - Thursday Evenings

We have now started an Adults Only Evening Class on Thursdays at 7pm. The class is aimed at parents and adult members who either fancy starting karate or improving their techniques. The class will be structured so all levels can benefit and it will include fitness and conditioning exercise more suited to adults than in an all-age class. For more information please ask at the dojo.



Don't forget hroughout the year to keep your eyes out for news and events on the website and our Facebook Group Page which you can access through the link above. If anyone wants to join the Facebook page or invite someone else then feel free; the more the merrier!



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