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2018 KUGB National Youth Championships

The 2018 KUGB National Youth Championships took place at the Queen's Park Sports Centre, Chesterfield on Saturday 29thJune, one of the hottest days of the year.

The event, which is for Karateka under 21 years of age, attracts competitors from all over the UK and Ireland and competition is always of the highest standard. Experienced International competitors compete side by side with those new to competition and the importance of this Championship in the KUGB calendar cannot be underestimated, as it provides an opportunity to focus on our young talent as they develop. For those on our National squads, it provides a platform to show to their coaches their progress and to hopefully catch their attention as selection for the European Championships in Serbia is high on the coaches minds.

The eliminations began at 10am and, as always, there were some brilliant performances in both Kata and Kumite to entertain the audience. In the Finals, the technical standard of the Karate and the spirit of the competitors was excellent. In each and every final the passion of those competing to win gold was there for everyone to see. With the finals coming to a close, as usual, the spectators left enthusiastically talking about the champions crowned and the future of so many talented young athletes. Our International Champions of the future.

We would like to thank Dudley Wheatcroft and his team of helpers, the Sports Centre staff, all of our Referees, Judges, Timekeepers, Recorders and Medical Staff for their help and support during the day.

Sensei Sherry would also like to congratulate all of the young competitors for their enthusiasm, high standards and strong martial spirit that made the championships a great success. Well done to you all.

Results : 

Male 18 20 kumite
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Male Individual Kumite 18-20
1. James Humphries - Leeds Shotokan
2. Aidan McLean - Malvern
3. Jamie Allan - Sendai Kushiro
3. Daniel Hudson - Tamworth
 
 
 Female 16 20 Kumite
Female Individual Kumite 16-20
1. Katherine Cheshire - Halewood
2. Eliana Rooks - Sendai Kushiro
3. Amy Bunnett - Malvern
3. Libby Bayley - Malvern
 
 
 youths18 Male Individual Kumite 16 17
Male Junior Kumite 16-17
1. Jade Stapleton-Smith - Leeds Shotokan
2. Callum Wilson - St Johns
3. Taylor McLeish - Chesterfield
3. Sam Holbrook - Malvern
 
youths18 male kata
Male Individual Kata
1. Connor Wilson - St Johns
2. Matthew Gibson - Sendai Kushiro
3. Jamie Allan - Sendai Kushiro
4. Bradley Williams - Woolton/Garston

 
youths18 Female Kata
Female Individual Kata (16-20)
1. Thea Priest - Somerset Ryu
2. Jess Palmer - Tekki RS
3. Leeanne Royle - USKFI
4. Bethany Miller - Sendai Kushiro

 
 
youths 18 Boys kumite Over 55
Boys Kumite Over 5'5"
1. Niall Gilligan - Solihull Karate Academy
2. Bradley Barker - Kirkby
3. Leon Hoban - USKFI
3. Patrick O'Neill - Aigburth
 
 
youths 18 Boys Kumite 5 55
Boys Kumite 5' to Under 5'5"
1. Jake Chin - Red Triangle
2. Lewis Robinson-Burns - Red Triangle
3. Callum Donnely - Red Triangle
3. Sonny Groves - Malvern
 
 
youths 18 boys kumite under 5
Boys Kumite Under 5'
1. Alexander Lockett - Chelmsford
2. Shay Kelly - USKFI
3. Denny Shy - Ashington NKA
3. Awais Ahmad - Shotokan Karate Academy
 
 
 youths 18 boys kumite 10 11
Boys 10-11 Kumite
1. Alfie Morgan - Hutton
2. Jakob Bruce - Malvern
3. Josh Gibbons - Kirkby
3. Abhi Lakeni - Solihull Karate Academy
 
 
youths 18 girls kumite 53
Girls Kumite 5'3" and Over
1. Mia Hillsden - Chelmsford
2. Lois Shaw - Kirkby
3. Christina Furtuna - Rising Sun Academy
3. Rebecca Adie - Sendai Kushiro
 
 
youths 18 girls under 53 
Girls Kumite Under 5'3"
1. Chloe Shaw - Kirkby
2. Molly Scully - Malvern
3. Liberty Vernon - Leeds Shotokan
3. Miranda Moualeu - Leeds Shotokan
 
 
youths 18 Girls 10 11 Kumite
Girls 10-11 Kumite
1. Eleanor Poels - York Elite
2. Skye Taylor - Stock
3. Layla King Lough - Sendai Kushiro
3. Grace Snowdon - Sendai Kushiro
 
youths 18 girls dan grade kata
Girls Black Belt Kata
1. Mia Hillsden - Chelmsford
2. Grace Snowdon - Sendai Kushiro
3. Summer Groves - Malvern
4. Anna Louise Lumingkit - USKFI

 
youths 18 boys dan grade kata
Boys Black Belt Kata
1. Leon Hoban - USKFI
2. Denny Shy - Ashington NKA
3. Max King Lough - Sendai Kushiro
4. Patrick O'Keefe - Sendai Kushiro

 

youths 18 Childrens Team Kata

Children's Team Kata
1. Sendai Kushiro A
2. Red Triangle
3. Chelmsford A
4. Somerset Ryu

 

youths 18 boys brown belt kata

Boys Brown Belt Kata
1. Luke Donegan - Hutton
2. Zak Humphreys - Woolton/Garston
3. Henri Goddard  - Stock
4. Ethan Henrey - York Elite

 

youths 18 girls brown belt kata

Girls Brown Belt Kata
1. Megan Fox - Sendai Kushiro
2. Charlotte Dale - Ichiban
3. Skye Taylor - Stock
4. Izabela Newman - Senshuken

 

youths 18 boys kyu grade kata

Boys Novice to 4th Kyu Kata
1. Shanusan Raveenthiran - Barnsley
2. Amandeep Singh - Solihull Academy
3. Olivery Pennycook - Leeds Shotokan
4. Adam Chadburn - Malvern

 

youths 18 girls kyu grade kata

Girls Novice to 4th Kyu Kata
1. Skaiste Cerpickaite - Red Triangle
2. Hania Bowery - Sendai Kushiro
3. Katarini Monoslovic - Ichiban
4. Charlotte Reason - Ashington NKA

 

Youths 18 ippon Kumite

Children's Ippon Kumite
1. Athena Whiteley - Sendai Kushiro
2. Megan Fox - Sendai Kushiro
3. Alfie Whittingham - Malvern
3. Hania Bowery - Sendai Kushiro

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