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2017 KUGB Northern Region Championships

The last major competition of the KUGB calendar year was the Northern Region Championships on 21st October in Sunderland. There was a large turnout from the club and some great success. Read more HERE or in our Latest News section.


6th Annual LSKC - York Elite Inter Club Competition

The 6th annual inter-club competition between York Elite and Leeds Shotokan Karate Club (LSKC) was held on Saturday 30th September at the York Elite dojo. Full details of the day can be found under our Latest News section or by clicking HERE


Timetable Changes from October 2017

From October we have amended our weekly class schedule to accommodate a new Elite Kumite Competition Squad class which will be held on the 1st Saturday of each Month from 10am to 12pm. The class will be run by Sensei Ryan Tucker, Chief Instructor of Leeds Shotokan Karate Club and will include sqaud selected members from LSKC as well as York Elite. Attendance is by invitation only and if members want to participate they must seek permision from Sensei Rob McCartney in advance.  

To accomodate the Squad Class a second "All Grades Class" will run at the normal time from 10am to 11am and is open to all ages.


8th Sunderland Karate Championships

On Sunday 18th June we had a small but committed team enter the 8th Sunderland Karate Championships. With a great standard of competitors from all over the North East attending it was a high quality competition and congratulations go to Eleanor Poels for her Silver Medal and to Owen Dunckley for his bronze in their kumite class.

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Guest Instructors - Tuesday 06th June 2017

We were delighted to welcome Sensei John Bruce 5th Dan and Sensei Holly Stirling 4th Dan to York Elite on the evening of Tuesday 06th June. It was a fantastic class with two talented Instructors. well done to everyone who took part and we hope to welcome John and Holly back to York Elite in the near future.

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26th March 2017 - Grading with Sensei Harford 8th Dan

Our first Grading of the year, together with a special class for 1st Kyus and Dan Grades, took place on Sunday 26th March with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB. Thanks to everyone who came and supported our members and special thanks to Jocelyn Leites for the wonderful cake...!

Full details can be found under our latest news section HERE

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2017 KUGB Squad Selection 

Congratulations to the following York Elite Karate club members who have been selected to the KUGB England Kunite Squad for 2017:

Fraser Grice; Cayleigh McCartney, James McNichol and Connor Dunckley.

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 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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