A team of 15 represented CUKC at this year's Central Region Championships in Chesterfield on Saturday 11th March.
Following fresh on the heels of an 11th consecutive varsity win, hopes were riding high. The team did not disappoint, bringing home 6 gold medals, 3 silver and 5 bronze.
The senior men's individual kumite event could have been decided at home with all four finalists from CUKC.
Congratulations to all who represented CUKC so successfully.
05/03/17: Another Varsity win
Congratulations to all members of the Cambridge University Varsity Karate Team.
This was one of our most emphatic victories and is testament to your hard work preparing for this years match.
You have helped yet another generation of Oxford University karateka develop a deeper understanding of their place in the karate world.
Thank you to the referees Ken, Ron, Frankie, Malk and Wayne and also to Tegwen and Jane for their work on the desk and as first aid.
On Saturday 25th February the KUGB grand slam event took place featuring KUGB teams from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Herve Vandekerckhove and Marcus Ingham were selected to represent England in Kumite and Kata respectively.
Marcus unfortunately met ex World champion Jack Sommers in the first round and although he performed well Jack's kata triumphed and he went on to win the event.
Herve fought very successfully in the senior men's individual kumite, finishing in joint third place overall and he was selected to fight in the team kumite event against Wales. In his match Herve attacked from the start with his trade mark kizami tsuki, maewashi geri combination which earned him a full ippon and the match within the first 30 seconds. England beat Wales convincingly 5 - 0.
Congratulations to both on a fine performance
19/02/17: BUCS Championships
On the weekend of 18th and 19th February, a team of eleven CUKC karateka travelled to Sheffield to compete in BUCS karate, the biggest student karate competition in Britain. Last year CUKC Having placed gold in team kata, and gotten close to medalling in some individual events in 2016, the team set off with high hopes to continue in this success.
28/01/17: Marcus Ingham - KUGB England National Squad
On Saturday 28th January selection for the KUGB kata squad was held at the Red Triangle Dojo in Liverpool.
Congratulations to Marcus on his selection for 2017.
03/12/16: Michael Jones - Shodan grading success
The CUKC president journeyed to Egham on Saturday 3rd December to undertake his black belt grading with Sensei's Sherry and Brennan. All KUGB dan gradings feature open access training and grading to all KUGB members with appropriate grade and training experience. Clearly they were as impressed with his khion, kata and kumite as we have been.
Please feel free to congratulate Michael as CUKC's newest black belt when he returns to sub tropical Cambridge from his Christmas vacation in the frozen North.