Shotokan has spread to become the most widely practised style of Karate throughout the world
Its structured training system creates self-discipline and improves behaviour in many aspects of peoples lives as well as developing fitness strength and suppleness
On Saturday we took a squad of competitors to Liverpool for the 18th City of Liverpool Youth Championships.
The standard of competition was very high with competitors ranging from first timers to experienced Internationals.

As usual all of our team competed with fantastic spirit, enthusiasm and determination.

We are very proud of all our competitors and thank their families for their tremendous support.

Notable Results
GOLD - Mens 16-17 Kumite - Thomas Hegarty
GOLD - Boys Over 5ft 5 Kumite - Sarvesh Leoprabhu
SILVER - Mens 18-20 Kumite - Niall Gilligan
SILVER - Mens Junior Kata - Thomas Hegarty
SILVER - Boys 10-11 Kumite - Zain Steers
SILVER - 7 years and under Kata - Veer Ghataora
BRONZE - Mens Junior Kata - Niall Gilligan
BRONZE - Boys 5ft to 5ft 5 Kumite - Alfie Bant
BRONZE - Boys 10-11 Kumite - Aman Singh
BRONZE - Childrens Ippon Kumite - Ayla Jansen
BRONZE - 8-11 years Kata - Ayla Jansen
BRONZE - 7 years and under Kata - Nakshatra Leoprabhu

Then to top off a very successful day, Thomas Hegarty was awarded The Cathy Hutchinson trophy for being the most outstanding competitor!

Thomas Liverpool Youths Outstanding Competitor award
Congratulations to Zara who won our Little Ninja (4 - 7 years) Student of the Month award for April

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Congratulations to Zak who won our Main Class Student Of the Month award for April

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During the Easter holidays the KUGB held their annual Train with the Champions residential course. in the beautiful picturesque "English Riveira". This is an intense week long course consisting of two to three classes a day under the expert tuition of their Technical commitee. All of which are 8th Dans and some of the most senior and well known Karate practitioners in the world!

We are very proud to say that our Sensei Greg Hegarty 6th dan was invited onto this impressive line up as the first ever Guest Instructor in the 41 years the courses have been running!

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Congratulations to George who won our Little Ninja (4 - 7 years) Student of the Month award for March

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