On Saturday 11th May 2019, seven of our students travelled to compete in the 53rd KUGB National Championships, which was held in Morningside Arena, Leicester. This is the largest event on the KUGB calendar, with members from clubs all over the country in attendance, which sets a very high standard to the competition.
A message from Sensei Jill:
“At the KUGB National Championships at Leicester I was pleased to see competitors from our club ranging from novice students under ten years old in the set kumite to experienced adult female and male competitors coming away with finals medals in this most prestigious of competitions. The attitude shown was most pleasing and can only bode well for the future!”.
Well done to all our members who competed, and congratulations to the following who placed in their categories:
Children's Dan Grade Kata
2nd - Denny Shy
Children's Ippon Kumite
3rd - Charlotte Reason
Adult Team Kata
3rd - Dylan Gibson, Gemma Gibson, Evie Ackroyd
Female Team Kumite
3rd - Gemma Gibson, Krysia Pollard, Evie Ackroyd
Also well done to Dylan Gibson and Charlotte Reason who made the quarter finals of their kata categories.
A full gallery of photos can be found here.
A video with highlights of our competitors can be found on our Facebook page.