Competitions

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Since its foundation over 30 years ago members of CUKC have competed with great success at student, regional, national and international level, and competition is firmly grounded as one of the most important parts of life at the club. Training for competition centres around Monday night squad sessions, where the squad train for competition kumite (both shobu ippon and WKF), Friday nights, which are informal sparring sessions, and Thursday nights, which are for kata training.

Participants in competition who meet certain criteria are awarded 'blues'. The criteria are explained on this page.

This page catalogues the many competitive achievements of the club since the late 1980s. If you are able to help fill in the gaps before 2000, please get in touch with the webmaster.

KUGB Shotokan Cup 2017

The KUGB Shotokan is held annually in September and is effectively a second national championships, featuring all the best karateka in the KUGB. It's open to black and brown belts only.

Competition Report

On Saturday 2nd September the Shotokan Cup, which is the individual championship of the KUGB, took place in Chesterfield.

Both CUKC representatives Marcus Ingham and Phillip Rupp competed in both Senior mens kata and kumite.

In the individual kumite event Phillip gave a great account of himself occupying the centre of the tatami and attacking aggressively with both
tsuki and maewashi geri. Although he was ultimately beaten by his much more senior and more experienced Liverpool based opponent
for the majority of the fight the final result was in doubt.

In the kumite event Marcus was unfortunately overwhelmed by one of the England International Kumite team.

In the kata event Philip performed Bassai dai very well but did not advance further.

Marcus performed brilliantly in the kata event and advanced through both eliminations and semi finals with ease. His performance of Unsu in the final was stunning and gained him a 3rd place bronze medal. The event was won by former WSKA world junior kata champion Jack Summer.

This was an outstanding performance from both Marcus and Phillip.

Competition Results

2017-2018
Men's Captain: Stephen Ducray
Women's Captain: Nivedita Sarveswaran
2016-2017
Men's Captain: Vlad Soltuz
Women's Captain: Ellen Weaver
2015-2016
Men's Captain: Jonny Sinclair-Williams
Women's Captain: Ellen Weaver
2014-2015
Men's Captain: Scott Ang
Women's Captain: Amy Hall
2013-2014
Men's Captain: Quang Thinh Ha
Women's Captain: Tasha Nussbaum
2012-2013
Men's Captain: Jerome Singh
Women's Captain: Caroline Tanner
2011-2012
Men's Captain: Matt Houlden
Women's Captain: Emma Nunn
2010-2011
Men's Captain: Liam Gabb
Women's Captain: Gosia Stanislawek
2009-2010
Men's Captain: Nim Sukumar
Women's Captain: Stephanie McTighe
2008-2009
Men's Captain: Paul Smith
Women's Captain: Gemma Coughlin
2007-2008
Men's Captain: Tom Johnson
Women's Captain: Madeleine Wood
2006-2007
Men's Captain: Ian MacLeod
Women's Captain: Su-Yin Tan (until Oct 06)
2005-2006
Men's Captain: Simon Picot
Women's Captain: Andy Hicks (vc) / Lianne Walsh
2004-2005
Men's Captain: Robin Donnelly
Women's Captain: Charlie Gray
2003-2004
Men's Captain: Tom Culverhouse
Women's Captain: Sarah Owen
2002-2003
Men's Captain: Deepak Srivastava
Women's Captain: Jenny Prior
2001-2002
Men's Captain: Mladen Tosic
Women's Captain: Andrea Brady
2000-2001
Men's Captain: Tom Culverhouse
Women's Captain: Sam Holland
1999-2000
Men's Captain: Kenjiro Hori
Women's Captain: Precious Lunga
1998-1999
Men's Captain: Johnnie Walker
Women's Captain: Chris Luecke
1997-1998
Men's Captain: David Colb
Women's Captain: Michelle Dickens
1996-1997
Men's Captain: Denis Koltsov
Women's Captain: Hazel Leidig
1995-1996
Men's Captain: Yannis Hatzioannou
Women's Captain: Natasha Guy
1994-1995
Men's Captain: Yash Kulkarni
Women's Captain: Sarah Lane
1993-1994
Men's Captain: Tom Kompier
Women's Captain: Oyuna Sanjassaurian
1990-1991
Men's Captain: Andrew Gates
Women's Captain: Laura Whitford
1988-1989
Men's Captain: Jason Purcell
Women's Captain: Shona Cantrell

Competition Calendar

Recent Competition Videos

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OKA vs CUKC 2016 2

The Varsity Match

The Varsity Match is an annual competition between the karate clubs of Cambridge and Oxford Universities. In the match, which is usually held in February, two men's teams and a women's team from each university compete in kata, team kata and kumite for the three team titles and the overall trophy, the Enoeda Cup.

Varsity 2017

Winners of the Enoeda Cup 2017: Cambridge

Team results:

  • Men's A: Cambridge
  • Men's B: Cambridge
  • Women's: Cambridge

See the full report.