Happy New Year from all at York Elite
The dojo re-opened for 2017 on Tuesday 03rd and we're looking forward to another great year.
We'd remind all members, families and friends that our Annual Awards Party is on Friday 13th January at Poppleton Community Centre. Tickets are available at the dojo and we're looking forward to a full turnout (and to see who will be this year's Speed Quiz Champions).
December 2016 Grading
Our last grading took place on Sunday 18th December with Sensei John Holdsworth 6th Dan KUGB.
Full details can be found HERE
Grading and Training with Sensei Andy Sherry 9th Dan KUGB - 04th Sept 2016
On Sunday 04th September we were delighted to welcome KUGB Chief Instructor Sensei Andy Sherry to York Elite. More details of the day can be found in our Latest News section. Click HERE to view
5th Annual Leeds-York Inter Club Competition
On Sunday 17th July Leeds Shotokan Karate Club are hosting the Annual Inter Club Competition with York Elite. In it's 5th year, this competition was originally arranged to commemorate the late Sensei Randolph Williams 6th Dan KUGB who as the Chief Instructor at LSKC and a regular special Instructor for York Elite, was a massive inspiration to both clubs.
The competition is designed to allow opportunities for novice and experienced competitors alike to come together and enjoy some friendly competition. It's always a great day and we look forward to seeing as many of our members make the trip over to Leeds as possible. Entry forms are attached HERE and need to be submitted by 10th July.
KUGB National Youth Championships 02nd July 2016
Congratulations to the 11 talented York Elite competitors who entered the National Youth Championships in Chesterfield today. There were some great performances all round and special congratulations go to Carly Pringle and Owen Dunckley for their 2nd places and to Connor Dunckley and Arthur Sharpe for their 3rd places in their respective kumite events.
Club Grading and Training with Sensei Frank Brennan 8th Dan KUGB, 12th June 2016.
Details of our latest club grading with Sensei Brennan can be found in our Latest News section or HERE
KUGB 50th National Championships 07th May 2016
This was a special year for the KUGB who were celebrating their 50th National Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.
York Elite were well represented in the event and had some great performances. Congratulations go to Cayleigh McCartney who achieved a bronze in the girls under 125 kumite. The star of the show though for York Elite was Owen Dunckley who followed up his first place in the North West Open at the start of the year with a fantastic performance to clinch Gold in the boys 10-11 years old kumite.
13th March 2016 - Training and Grading with Sensei Garry Harford 8th Dan KUGB
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
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.
Our Latest Dan Grades
Congraulations to our latest Dan Grades Joshua Dagwell, Gabby Sanderson, Marcus Burgess and Constantino Odell who graded under Sensei Sherry 9th Dan and Sensei Brennan 8th Dan in Manchester on Sunday 29th May 2016 in Manchester.
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!
Check out the latest news on our association with York Children's University by clicking on York CU