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50th KUGB National Championships - Saturday 07th May 2016

This is a big year for the KUGB which is holding it's 50th National Championships on Saturday 07th May in Birmingham's NIA. 

Entry forms are attached HERE for York Elite members and we'd encourage everyone who can to attend. Note the forms must be back with us by no later than Sunday 24th APRIL to ensure you are entered.

If you have any questions about the competition please speak to Rob or Niall at the dojo.



13th March 2016 - Training and Grading with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB

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Congratulations to the following karateka who successfully graded today with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB

9th Kyu – Steve Bunter, Fabiola Martin, Natalie Mellish
8th Kyu – Matthew Bunter, Paul Mellish, Carolina Odell
7th Kyu – Sadie Heslop, Tommy Power, Chandler Walsh
6th Kyu – Nakeisha Espina, Carlos Odell, Caroline Poels
5th Kyu – Joe Heslop, Chris Power, Amina Semic, John Sharpe
4th Kyu – Oliver Arnold, Daniel Crabtree, Suzanne Greening, Lucy Heslop, Tarik Semic, Arthur Sharpe, Mia Spall
3rd Kyu – Toby Holliday, Isabelle Marron, Esme Sharpe
2nd Kyu – Jocelin Leites, Maia Leites, Rachel Poels
1st Kyu – Matthew Poels



England Junior Squad Selection

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Congratulations to Fraser Grice, Cayleigh McCartney, Connor Dunckley and James McNichol for their selection to the KUGB 2016 England Squad.

Everyone at the club is delighted and proud of your selection and we're looking forward to supporting you throughout the year in competition.


Annual Awards Party 2016

Our Annual Awards Party was held on Friday 15th Jan. Full details can be found under Latest News HERE



Our Latest Dan Grades

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:Sunderland Nov 15

Niall McCreanor - 2nd Dan

Sam Blundell - 2nd Dan

Attila Rejto - 1st Dan

Eleanor Blundell - 1st Dan

Matthew Coatesworth - 1st Dan

Tom Howell - 1st Dan 



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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Check out the latest news on our association with York Children's University by clicking on York CU 



Events Calendar

Sat May 07 @09:00 - 05:00PM
KUGB National Championships
Sun May 15 @11:00 - 05:00PM
KUGB Referee/Judges Course and Examination
Sat May 28 @10:00 - 05:00PM
KUGB Liverpool Youth Championships

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