48th National KUGB Championships
The 48th KUGB National Championships take place at the NIA in Birmingham on Saturday 03rd May. Entry forms are available from the dojo or via this link.
The kids may be on school holidays(!) but we're open throughout the Easter Holidays. Easter eggs for your favourite instructor are optional!
Details of all class times can be found on the website through the link above.
Club Grading and Training on Sunday 16th March 2014
We were delighted to welcome back Sensei Garry Harford 7th Dan KUGB for our Club Grading and a special training class for senior grades on Sunday 16th March 2014.
Full details of a great day can be found in our Latest News section or by clicking HERE.
Grand Slam Competition Saturday 15th March
York Elite England Squad Members Fraser Grice, Cayleigh McCartney, Rosa Kerr and Joseph Lines all competed in the 2014 Grand Slam event at Chesterfield on Saturday. The Grand Slam pits the national squad members from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales together across kata and kumite competition.
All four of our members performed fantastically on the day. Special mention though must go to Fraser and Cayleigh. Fraser not only won the Male Junior Kumite category but went on to captain England in winning the Team Competition. Cayleigh got a bronze in the Female Cadet Kumite class and was picked for the England Team which also went on to win their kumite competition.
North West Open - Saturday 01st March
On Sunday a group of York Elite Warriors went to the 45th North West Open Championships in Atherton. There were some fantastic performances from the girls but the boys stole the show this year.
James McNichol and Connor Dunckley took 2nd and 3rd places respectively in the 11-15 years kumite category which was really impressive given they were amongst the youngest in this category. Owen Dunckley continued the family tradition taking 3rd place in the boys kumite. Last but not least Mackenzie Hunter took fourth place in the pee-wee kata.
To round it all off Fraser Grice joined forces with Richard Backhouse and Ethan Armstrong of Leeds Shotokan Karate to win the Senior Mens Team Kumite.
Well done to all competitors for a great start to the year's competition circuit.
England Squad Selection
Congratulations to York Elite Karate-Ka Fraser Grice, Rosa Kerr, Cayeligh McCartney and Joseph Lines who were all selected to the England Kumite Squad at the trials held in Liverpool on Saturday 25th January. Then as if that wasn't enough Rosa Kerr went back on Saturday 01st February and was selected to the England Kata Squad.
Well done guys, everyone at the club is really proud of your achievement!
Adult Fitness and Conditioning
The regular Thursday night adult fitness and conditioning classes run by Rob and Ian have started up again after the new year. Classes run from 7:30pm to 9:00pm and are open to all so get yourself down.
Annual Awards Party
We held our Annual Party on Friday 10th January at Holgate WMC and a fantastic evening was had by all. Check out our latest news page for more details or click HERE.
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!
Check out the latest news on our association with York Children's University by clicking on York CU