3 May 2013
The 47th KUGB National Championships took place on Saturday 4th May 2013 at the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham. Members of Sendai Kushiro performed a demonstration in the finals that was greatly appreciated by the crowd. The Sendai Kushiro club took a team of selected competitors, all of whom performed impressively; winning six GOLD medals, two SILVER and one Bronze medal.
At the end of the Championship the Sensei Enoeda Trophy was awarded to Holly Sterling for the most outstanding senior performance of the day for the second year running after becoming the first female in the 47 year history to become Grand Champion on two occasions. Ryan Spencer took the overall award for the most outstanding under 16 year old also for the second consecutive year.
GOLD - Senior Ladies Kumite Holly Sterling
GOLD - Senior Ladies Kata Holly Sterling
GOLD - 16-20 Ledies Kumite Beth Nicholson
GOLD - Boys Kumite over 5ft 5" Ryan Spencer
GOLD - Boys Kumite Under 5ft Matthew Gibson
GOLD - Children's Team Kata Jamie Allan, Matthew Gibson, Alice Jewitt
SILVER - 18-20 Junior Kumite Sam Light
SILVER - Children's Team Kata Ryan Spencer Beth Nicholson Bethaney Miller
BRONZE - Senior Male Team Kumite Martin Fraser, Chris Hamilton Sam Light