Sunday 15th December - Club Grading and Special Training for 1st Kyu and Dan Grades
Our next Club Grading and Special Training Session will take place on Sunday 15th December with Sensei John Holdsworth 6th Dan and Sensei Julie Nicholson 6th Dan.
Grading forms can be downloaded HERE and must be received by Sunday 08th December for those wishing to grade. Training starts at 10:30 and we are looking forward to a full turn out from our 1st Kyu and Dan Grades for what is going to be a terrific class.
Saturday 26th October - KUGB Northern Region Championships
York Elite were well represented at the Northern Region Championships in Sunderland at the end of October. We had a strong team make the trip with some great performances. More details with some photos on our Facebook page and in Latest News.
WSKA World Championships 2013 - Liverpool Echo Arena
The World Karate Championships took place over the weekend of 28/29th September in Liverpool's Echo Arena, the first time in nearly twenty years that they've been held in the UK.
York Elite Karate-ka Fraser Grice and Sammi King were selected to compete for England. They and the whole England Team showed tremendous spirit and attitude and performed exceptionally well over the weekend with Fraser capping his run of competition success this year with a Silver medal in Team Kumite. We're really proud of Fraser and Sammi's performances which are an inspiration to all of our members; Oss!
England also won individual golds in the Senior Male Kumite (James McGorian), Senior Male Kata (Hisham Saif) and Junior Ladies Kumite (Rebecca Rawcliffe) as well as Team Golds for the Junior Team Kata and Ladies Cadet Team Kumite. England's success also included several silver and bronze medal performances. More details can be found on the KUGB Facebook page.
Special Training Course and Club Grading - 22nd September 2013
On Sunday 22nd September 2013 we had a training and grading day with Sensei Garry Harford 7th Dan KUGB. Full details of the day can be found under Latest News or by clicking HERE.
Black Belt Grading Barnsley 21st September 2013
Congratulations to York Elite's newest black belt Kimberley Strachan who gained her Shodan under Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Bob Poynton 7th Dan. Kim adds her name to the growing list of black belts at the club and fully deserves her shodan for the spirit and attitude she always shows at training. Well done Kim.
Guest Seminar - Bujinkan York Dojo 14th/15th September
On the weekend of 14th/15th September and on behalf of Bujinkan York, we were delighted to be able to host a Seminar with Cesar Pelegrin Shihan who travelled over from his home base in Spain for the event. Cesar is one of the world's foremost Instructors in the art of Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and in close body protection.
Bujinkan York, under the expert instruction of Patrick Waldron Shihan, are now well established at the York Elite dojo running a popular and growing class in Budo Taijutsu every Monday evening. Budo Taijutsu covers a wide variety of unarmed self defence and weapons training, and is derived from nine ancient Japanese Martial Art Schools. New members are always welcome and more information can be found on www.bujinkan-dojo.org.uk
Leeds Shotokan Karate Club and York Elite Fun Day 2013
After the success of last year's event, LSKC and York Elite got together again to hold an inter club competition and family fun day this year at Roundhegians Karate Club in Leeds. The competition was particularly aimed at our younger members and junior grades with a number of categories to allow as many juniors as possible to take part.
LSKC and York Elite have always had close ties and we both benefitted greatly from the instruction of the late great Sensei Randy Williams, 7th Dan KUGB.
The day itself proved to be a huge success with everyone taking part enjoying the day. LSKC not only provided an excellent days karate with a great BBQ afterwards but medals and trophies for each of the categories. Thanks to Richard and everyone at LSKC for a great day and we look forward to continuing this as an annual event. Photos of the day can be found on our club Facebook page at: Facebook - York Elite
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