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Training & Grading with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan

Our next Grading will take place on Sunday 20th September and we are delighted to welcome back Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB. Entry forms can be downloaded HERE and must be submitted by 13th September latest.

Don't forget that there will be a special training course as usual for 1st Kyus and above commencing at 10:30am.


4th Annual York-Leeds Inter Club Competition

Our Annual Competition with LSKKC will take place this year on Sunday 06th September 2015 at the York Elite Dojo (YO10 3JA). The competition which originated as a way of remembering the late great Sensei Randolph Williams 6th Dan KUGB, is in it's 4th year and it's a fantastic opportunity for all members (young and old; experienced and not-so-experienced!) to come and have a go.

The order of the day will be eliminations in the morning starting at 10:30am with a break around 1pm for lunch and then the finals in the afternoon. Entry forms are available at the dojo, can be accessed through our Group Facebook page (clink on the Facebook icon above) or downloaded HERE.


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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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