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45th KUGB National Championships 2011 - 14th May

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - John Bruce and members of Sendai Kushiro performing a Self Defence demonstration.

The KUGB's 45th National Championships took place on Saturday 14th May at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. The competition attracted participants from all parts of the United Kingdom and Ireland with elimination matches taking place throughout the day on twelve contest areas.

The finals started with the introduction of the KUGB's Technical Committee members and the awarding of Long Standing Member certificates to those students who have been with the organisation for periods of 20, 30 and 40 years, which this year took the total number to over 340.

The audience were treated to superb demonstrations by members of the Sendai Kushiro Karate Club, one a defence against weapon attacks by Senior instructor John Bruce and his team and another by junior members of his club.

As always there were many exciting Kumite matches and a superb standard of Kata with top honours going to John Bruce who became Senior Male Kumite Champion for the third year running and also to Holly Sterling who became Senior Ladies Kata Champion, also for the third year running. Congratulations to Halewood who won both Male and Female Team Kumite events and very well done to all those who competed, especially those who made it through to the finals.

We would like to give sincere thanks to our Referees, Judges, Timekeepers, Recorders, our numerous friends and helpers, our sponsors Kamae and the NIA staff, who together make this Championship such a special event.

Many thanks also to Mike O'Connor for the excellent photographs.

KUGB National Championships 2011 Results

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Male Team Kumite Winners

Male Team Kumite

1 Halewood
2 Leeds Karate Academy B
3 Sendai Kushiro
3 Manchester University

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Male Senior Kumite Winners

Male Senior Kumite

1 John Bruce (Sendai Kushiro)
2 Johnathan McGorian (Halewood)
3 Jonathan Huddleston (Dunfermline)
3 Ryan Tucker (Leeds Karate Academy)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Male Kata Winners

Male Kata

1 Hisham Saif (Al-Ghazali)
2 Dean Field (Manchester University)
3 John Bruce (Sendai Kushiro)
4 Stuart Gordon (Manchester University)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Female Team Kumite Winners

Female Team Kumite

1 Halewood
2 Brecon
3 Manchester University
3 Leeds Karate Academy

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Female Senior Kumite Winners

Female Senior Kumite

1 Ashley Scott (Leeds Karate Academy)
2 Holly Sterling (Sendai Kushiro)
3 Caroline McGrath (Ronin)
3 Rhianne Blundell (Halewood)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Female Kata Winners

Female Kata

1 Holly Sterling (Sendai Kushiro)
2 Vicky Phillips (Manchester University)
3 Christina Finta (Manchester University)
4 Tracy Bruce (Sendai Kushiro)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Adult Team Kata Winners

Adult Team Kata

1 Manchester University
2 Dunfermline
3 Bargoed
4 Tamworth

Self Defence demonstration by John Bruce, assisted by Martin Fraser, Christopher Hamilton, Mark Henderson and Sam Light.

Self Defence Demonstration
Self Defence demonstration by John Bruce, assisted by members of the Sendai Kushiro Shotokan Karate Club
Martin Fraser, Christopher Hamilton, Mark Henderson and Sam Light.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Male Junior Kumite 18 to 20 Years Winners

Male Junior Kumite 18 - 20 yrs

1 Joe Rawcliffe (Halewood)
2 Phillip Nicholl (Brecon)
3 Stephen Brown (Leeds Karate Academy)
3 Ross James (Merthyr Tydfil)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Female Junior Kumite Winners

Female Junior Kumite

1 Rebecca Rawcliffe (Halewood)
2 Nikki Stockham (Brecon)
3 Mellissa Finlay (Leeds Karate Academy)
3 Yasmin Geddis (Zanshin NI)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Male Junior Kumite 16 to 17 Years Winners

Male Junior Kumite 16 - 17 yrs

1 Jordon Probst (Leeds Karate Academy)
2 Jordon Cleaver (Merthyr Tydfil)
3 Ryan Stead (York)
3 Joe Finlay (Leeds Karate Academy)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Boys Kumite Over 5' 5

Boys Kumite Over 5' 5"

1 James Brown (Leeds Karate Academy)
2 Christopher Schuman (Kirkby)
3 Hayden Steele (Leeds Karate Academy)
3 Zachary Geddis (Zanshin NI)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Girls Kumite 5' 3

Girls Kumite 5' 3" and over

1 Emelye O'Brien (Leeds Karate Academy)
2 Geri Friel (Strabane)
3 Beth Nicholson (Sendai Kushiro)
3 Holly Dickinson (Leeds Karate Academy)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Boys Kumite 5' to 5' 5

Boys Kumite 5' to 5' 5"

1 Jordan Weatherley (Low Fell)
2 Robert Crowney (Malvern)
3 Josh Smith (Halewood)
3 Tom Mitchell (Leeds Karate Academy)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Girls Kumite Under 5' 3

Girls Kumite Under 5' 3"

1 Nicole Donoghue (St Helens)
2 Rachel Donovan (Malvern)
3 Ashleigh Howes (Hollies)
3 Reanne Donker (Kaigan)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Boys Kumite Under 5' Winners

Boys Kumite Under 5'

1 Kyle Watkins (Bargoed)
2 Charlie Roper (Tekki RS)
3 Dan Martin (Leeds Karate Academy)
3 Lewis Rees (Merthyr Tydfil)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Boys Kumite 10 to 11 Years Winners

Boys Kumite 10 - 11 yrs

1 Corey Donaghue (Merthyr Tydfil)
2 Aidan McLean (Malvern)
3 Joe Lines (York)
3 Ryan Cullen (USKF Ireland)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Girls Kumite 10 to 11 Years Winners

Girls Kumite 10 - 11 yrs

1 Leeanne Royle (USKF Ireland)
2 Carly Lewis (Merthyr Tydfil)
3 Lucy McDonald (Malvern)
3 Maya Burns (Ashington)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Children's Ippon Kumite Winners

Children's Ippon Kumite

1 Abdul rahman Saif (Al-Ghazali)
2 Ilyas Ahmed (Al Ghazali)
3 Luciano Zanuni (Leeds Shotokan)
3 Evan Hickey (USKF Ireland)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Children's Kata (3rd kyu and above) Winners

Children's Kata (3rd kyu and above)

1 Jess Palmer (Tekki RS)
2 Beth Nicholson (Sendai Kushiro)
3 Leanne Royle (USKF Ireland)
4 Dylan Gibson (Ashington)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Children's Kata (4th kyu and below) Winners

Children's Kata (4th kyu and below)

1 Beenish Khan (St Johns)
2 James Summerfield (Leeds Shotokan)
3 Mallaurie Gallay (Stock)
4 Holly Standring (Shotokan Karate Academy)

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Children's Team Kata Winners

Children's Team Kata

1 Ashington A
2 Tamworth
3 Ashington B
4 Ystrad Mynach

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Charles Naylor Memorial Trophy awarded to Leeanne Royle (USKF Ireland).

Leeanne Royle (USKF Ireland).

Winner of the Charles Naylor Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding under sixteen year old competitor.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Derek Langham Memorial Trophy awarded to Jordan Probst (Leeds Karate Academy).

Jordan Probst (Leeds Karate Academy).

Winner of the Derek Langham Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding sixteen to twenty year old competitor.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Sensei Enoeda Memorial Trophy awarded to John Bruce (Sendai Kushiro)

John Bruce (Sendai Kushiro).

Winner of the Sensei Enoeda Memorial Trophy for the most outstanding twenty one year old and over competitor.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Sensei Andy Sherry with Halewood, winners of the Male Team Kumite event.

Sensei Andy Sherry with Halewood, winners of the Male Team Kumite event.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - Leeds Karate Academy proudly showing off their various medals and trophies.

Senseis Nick Heald and Matt Price with Leeds Karate Academy, proudly showing off their various medals and trophies.

45th KUGB National Championships (2011) - John Bruce and Holly Sterling from Sendai Kushiro with their medals and trophies.

John Bruce and Holly Sterling from Sendai Kushiro with their medals and trophies.

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