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Our competitors returning from a competition with a host of medals and trophies


Many congratulations to all of our members who attended the KUGB National Championships held in Nottingham for the first year. For many of our competitors, it was nearly two years since the last time they competed. Win, lose or draw, the conduct and behaviour alongside the excellent performances demonstrated was fantastic to see. As always, the organisation of the event was excellent and the overall standard was extremely high. Well done to everyone.

GOLD - Adult Team Kata - Sam Light, Bethaney Miller and Ethan Brown

GOLD - Girl's Kumite under 5ft 3 - Kayla Davison

GOLD - Girl's Kumite 10 - 11yrs - Azhin Rafie

GOLD - Children's Ippon Kumite (Brown belt and above) - Dawud Zarifi

GOLD - Girl's Dan Grade Kata - Grace Snowdon

SILVER - Girl's Kumite under 5ft 3 - Rojin Rafie

SILVER - Girl's Dan Grade Kata - Ava Coulthard

SILVER - Boys Kumite 5ft - 5ft5 - Jonny Luke

SILVER - Children's Team Kata - Grace Snowdon, Ava Coulthard and Rojin Rafie

SILVER - Children's Ippon Kumite (Brown belt and above) - Kitti Shillaw

BRONZE - Female Kata - Bethaney Miller

BRONZE - Girl's Dan Grade Kata - Megan Fox

BRONZE - Male Kata - Sam Light

BRONZE - Girl's Dan Grade Kata - Rojin Rafie

BRONZE - Female Junior Kumite - Rebecca Adie

BRONZE - Children's Team Kata - Megan Fox, Azhin Rafie and Hania Bowery

BRONZE - Girl's Kumite 10 - 11yrs - Sofia Zarifi

BRONZE - Children's Ippon Kumite (Novice - 4th Kyu) - Harshita Mahamuni


During the finals the KUGB made special awards to Long Standing Members of the organisation.
The following awards were made to our members:

Sam Light (20 years)

John Bruce (30 years)

Chris Jones (30 years)

Our members being selected for the England Squad


Congratulations to the following members who have been selected for the 2021 KUGB England Squads:

John Bruce, Sam Light, Ethan Brown, Jonathan Cowgill, Rebecca Adie, Grace Snowdon, Arthur Shillaw, Kayla Davison, Hrishita Mahamuni, Ava Coulthard Rojin Rafie and Jonny Luke

Our members with the rest of the England squad

KUGB GRAND SLAM - 23/2/2020

Congratulations to all of our members who competed at the KUGB Grand Slam on Saturday 22nd February 2020 . The events were all highly competitive with everyone looking to make a positive start to 2020. All Sendai Kushiro members performed very well. 

1st - Ethan Brown - Male U18 Kata

1st - Ethan Brown - Male Cadet 16-17yrs Team Kumite

1st - Rebecca Adie - Female 13-15yrs Kumite
2nd - Ethan Brown - Male Cadet 16-17yrs Kumite 
2nd - Grace Snowdon - Female U18yrs Kata
3rd - Hrishita Mahamuni - Female 13-15yrs Kumite 

Our members being selected for the England Squad


Congratulations to our members who were selected for the 2020 KUGB England Squads. The selections took place over the weekend with a huge group of hopefuls from all over the country in attendance aiming to impress Sensei Sherry and Sensei Brennan. The following members were selected to represent the squad for 2020:

John Bruce, Sam Light, Jacob Baker, Ethan Brown, Jonathan Cowgill, Rebecca Adie, Patrick O'Keeffe, Grace Snowdon, Arthur Shillaw, Kayla Davison and Hrishita Mahamuni.

Our annual awards


On Saturday 7th December 2019 we hosted our Christmas Party and Awards Evening at CitySpace. The evening was a huge success with over 120 people enjoying the event which included this years children's entertainer, Mr Merlin, along with various party games, Karate quiz, a raffle and our Awards for Outstanding Achievement during the year. Thank you everyone that worked so hard to make the evening so successful. The following awards were presented:

Outstanding Attendance:

East Herrington
Dawud Zarifi and Teona Grigoliya - 32, Sofia Zarifi - 30, Justyna Welecka- Bowery – 30, Hania Bowery - 29

Jonathan Luke - 95, Adam Robinson – 91, Rojin Rafie – 90, Dawud Zarifi - 88

Raich Carter
Jaden Menzies - 49, Oliver Burdon– 46, Charles Dougall – 45, Kieran Archer – 44

Owen Williamson - 77, Jake Mackintosh - 69, Charlotte Lichtenfeld – 65, Dave Smith – 64

Campbell Davison - 92, Kayla Davison – 90, Clair Campbell – 86, Jonathan Luke - 85

Rojin Rafie - 225, Clair Campbell – 191, Megan Fox - 185, Azhin Rafie - 183, Jonathan Luke – 180

The following members were presented Awards for Outstanding Achievement:

Competitor of the Year
Megan Fox 

Runners up - Rojin Rafie, Grace Snowdon, Jonathan Luke, Hania Bowery

Most Improved
Rojin Rafie

Runners up - Arthur Shillaw, Charlotte Lichtenfeld, Ava Coulthard, Salim Salim, Kayla Davison


Junior of the Year
Grace Snowdon

Runners up - Patrick O'Keeffe, Rebecca Adie, Megan Fox, Jonathan Luke


Senior of the Year
Ethan Brown

Runners up - Sam Light, Anthea Brown, Max Ratcliffe, Bethaney Miller


Special Recognition Awards for European Individual Medalists

Ethan Brown 
Rebecca Adie

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