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40th KUGB Shotokan Cup - 12th September 2015

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Shotokan Cup Winners

The KUGB'S 40th Shotokan Cup took place on Saturday 12th September at the Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield.

The Shotokan Cup is the KUGB's National Individual Championships. It is open only to Black and Brown Belts from all parts of the UK and Ireland and as a result those competing always display a high standard of performance. Over its 40 year history this competition has seen many of our most famous competitors take part and, this year, included many of the competitors who have been selected to represent their country at the WSKA World Championships in Poland later this month.

The eighteen events were split into twelve Kumite categories and six for Kata. As always this competition produced terrific matches in both Kata and Kumite to excite the enthusiastic audience. With so much talent on display it presented the opportunity to enhance the reputations of the more seasoned competitors whilst highlighting future potential champions coming through the ranks.

As well as the trophies for each category, two solid silver 'Shotokan Cups' are presented for the most outstanding competitors in Kata and Kumite. This year Sensei Sherry presented these to Jack Somers who won the Male Senior Kata and to Joseph Rawcliffe for the most outstanding Kumite performance. For Joseph this is the third successive year he has been awarded this prestigious trophy.

Many thanks to all the Referees and Officials, the medical staff, members of the Satori Shotokan Karate Club for their great help in organising the event. Congratulations to all of the competitors whose high standards and fighting spirit is an inspiration to us all and a big thank you to all those spectators who came to cheer them on.

Full results below.
 

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Senior Male Kumite

Senior Male Kumite

1. Joe Rawcliffe - Halewood
2. Jon McGorian - Halewood
3. Francisco Martinez - Cambridge University
3. Ryan Tucker - Leeds Shotokan

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Senior Female Kumite

Senior Female Kumite

1. Rhianne Blundell - Halewood
2. Cristina Finta - Shotokan Karate Academy
3. Kirstie James - Merthyr Tydfil
3. Caroline McGrath - Ronin

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Senior Male Kata

Senior Male Kata

1. Jack Somers - Ipswich Higashi
2. Hisham Saif - Al Ghazali
3. Stuart Amos - Red Triangle
4. Mark Leggett - Tekki RS

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Senior Female Kata

Senior Female Kata

1. Holly Sterling - Sendai Kushiro
2. Cristina Finta - Shotokan Karate Academy
3. Lauren Raggett - Newport
4. Tabitha Birch - Red Lion

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Junior Male Kumite 18 to 20 Years

Junior Male Kumite 18-20

1. Ethan Armstrong - Leeds Shotokan
2. Cameron Graham - Kirkby
3. Jack Hillsden - Chelmsford
3. Andrew Lennie - KUGB Edinburgh

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Junior Female Kumite

Junior Female Kumite

1. Maya Burns - Sendai Kushiro
2. Emily Hughes - Malvern
3. Kenita Hallmark - Red Triangle
3. Leeanne Royle - USKFI

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Junior Male Kumite 16 to 17 Years

Junior Male Kumite 16-17

1. Connor Wilson - St Johns
2. James Humphries - Leeds Shotokan
3. Samuel Campbell - Stock
3. Brett Billingham - Sonkei

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Junior Male Kata

Junior Male Kata

1. Connor Wilson - St Johns
2. Steven Bailey - Ikkyo Aberystwyth
3. Sam Light - Sendai Kushiro
4. Jack Hillsden - Chelmsford (unable to compete due to injury)

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Junior Female Kata

Junior Female Kata

1. Kenita Hallmark - Red Triangle
2. Jess Palmer - Tekki RS
3. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
3. Charlotte Parry - Porthcawl

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Boy's Kumite - Over 5'5

Boy's Kumite - Over 5'5"

1. Jamie Allan - Sendai Kushiro
2. Adam Doran - Malvern
3. Aidan McLean - Malvern
3. Liam Miller - Sendai Kushiro

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Boy's Kumite - 5' to 5'5

Boy's Kumite - 5'-5'5"

1. Joshua Penn - Kirkby
2. Joshua Young - Sendai Kushiro
3. Mikey Molley - Kirkby
3. Sam Holbrook - Malvern

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Boy's Kumite - Under 5'

Boy's Kumite - Under 5'

1. Tomas Moya - Ystrad Mynach
2. Bradley O' Shaugnessy - Malvern
3. Sam Jackson - Leeds Shotokan
3. James Eva - Milverton Red Dragon

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Boy's Kumite 10 to 11 Years

Boy's Kumite 10-11

1. Marcus Barker - Kirkby
2. Alfie Lewis-Strodder - Shinko Karate
3. Josh Cole - Malvern
3. Thomas Hegarty - Solihull Karate Academy

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Girl's Kumite Over 5'3

Girl's Kumite Over 5'3"

1. Katherine Cheshire - Halewood
2. Niamh Duddridge - NKA Ashington
3. Cayleigh McCartney - York Elite
3. Libby Bayley - Malvern

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Girl's Kumite Under 5'3

Girl's Kumite Under 5'3"

1. Eliana Rooks - Sendai Kushiro
2. Angela Randazzo - Rising Sun Academy
3. Thea Priest - Milverton Red Dragon
3. Faye Rodgers - St Helens

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Girl's Kumite 10 to 11 Years

Girl's Kumite 10-11 Years

1. Rebecca Adie - Sendai Kushiro
2. Summer Groves - Malvern
3. Emily Evans - Porthcawl
3. Molly Scully - Malvern

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Boy's Kata

Boy's Kata

1. Abdul Saif - Al Ghazali
2. Matthew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
3. Bradley Williams - Woolton/Garston
4. Hamdan Al-ZuHairi - Woolton/Garston

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Girl's Kata

Girl's Kata

1. Rachel Edwards - Porthcawl
2. Angela Randazzo - Rising Sun Academy
3. Mia Hillsden - Chelmsford
4. Thea Priest - Milverton Red Dragon

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Shotokan Cup for Kumite awarded to Joseph Rawcliffe

Shotokan Cup for Kumite awarded to Joseph Rawcliffe

 

KUGB 2015 Shotokan Cup : Shotokan Cup for Kata awarded to Jack Somers

Shotokan Cup for Kata awarded to Jack Somers

 

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