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Special Notice - Dojo is Closed on Sunday 06th July for the Tour de France

Please note that the dojo will be closed on Sunday 06th July due to the extensive road closures associated with the Tour de France and the difficulty members will have travelling across York that day.


York Elite - Leeds Shotokan Inter Club Competition 

 Our 3rd Annual inter club competition with Leeds Shotokan Karate is on Sunday 20th July in Poppleton Community Centre. Forms are available at the dojo or can be downloaded HERE. There are loads of categories and it's particularly aimed at our junior members to give them a taste of competition so even if it's your first time its a great one to start with.

Please submit forms no later than Sunday 13th July if you want to compete. There will be food and refreshments available after the competition before the awards. We're all looking forward to a great day, see you there.


 Special All Grades Course - Saturday 12th July 2014 

We are excited for the first time to welcome Senior KUGB Instructors sensei Bob Rhodes 8th Dan and Sensei Billy Higgins 8th Dan to York Elite on Saturday 12th July. Full details of the course can be viewed HERE.

Places are limited so please register either at the York Elite dojo or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Strictly first come first served.


Club Grading 08th June 2014 

We were delighted to welcome back Sensei Frank Brennan 7th Dan KUGB for our Club Grading and a special training class for senior grades on Sunday 08th June 2014.  

Full details of a great day can be found in our Latest News section or by clicking HERE.


England Squad Selection

Congratulations to York Elite Karate-Ka Fraser Grice, Rosa Kerr, Cayeligh McCartney and Joseph Lines who were all selected to the 2014 England Kumite Squad. Rosa Kerr went one better and was selected to the 2014 England Kata Squad as well.

Well done guys, everyone at the club is really proud of your achievement!


Adult Fitness and Conditioningyoga-cartoon

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. 



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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