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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 and a record of past Blues awards can be found here.

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 2022

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. Shotocan Cup 2022


View photos of the competition.

Competition Report

The Shotokan Cup championships took place in Repton Derbyshire. This is the national individual championship of the KUGB and benefited from an increase in competitors compared with the last pre COVID Shotokan Cup.

Our entries from CUKC in this very challenging event were two of our instructors Tegwen Ecclestone and Fatima Torabi.

In the senior dan grade individual women's kata Tegwen performed Jiin and Fatima performed Go ju shi hosho, however on each of their sheets they faced stiff competition and despite great performances were unable to reach the final.

Tegwen had the misfortune to draw an ex world silver medalist in the first round of the senior women's dan grade kumite and despite valiant efforts to overcome her opponents considerable advantage in reach, lost an exciting duel.

Congratulations to both on flying the flag for CUKC at this high quality event.


Pictured below (left to right):

Fatima Torabi

Richard Poole

Tegwen Ecclestone

Competition Results

Men's Captain: Tom Xu
Women's Captain: Millie Johal
Men's Captain: Chris Hamilton
Women's Captain: Danielle Ball
Men's Captain: Putu Khorisantono
Women's Captain: Eleanor Lee
Men's Captain: Jamie Lowenthal
Women's Captain:
Men's Captain:
Women's Captain: Nivedita Sarveswaran
Men's Captain: Vlad Soltuz
Women's Captain: Ellen Weaver
Men's Captain: Jonny Sinclair-Williams
Women's Captain: Ellen Weaver
Men's Captain: Scott Ang
Women's Captain: Amy Hall
Men's Captain: Quang Thinh Ha
Women's Captain: Tasha Nussbaum
Men's Captain: Jerome Singh
Women's Captain: Caroline Tanner
Men's Captain: Matt Houlden
Women's Captain: Emma Nunn
Men's Captain: Liam Gabb
Women's Captain: Gosia Stanislawek
Men's Captain: Nim Sukumar
Women's Captain: Stephanie McTighe
Men's Captain: Paul Smith
Women's Captain: Gemma Coughlin
Men's Captain: Tom Johnson
Women's Captain: Madeleine Wood
Men's Captain: Ian MacLeod
Women's Captain: Su-Yin Tan (until Oct 06)
Men's Captain: Simon Picot
Women's Captain: Andy Hicks (vc) / Lianne Walsh
Men's Captain: Robin Donnelly
Women's Captain: Charlie Gray
Men's Captain: Tom Culverhouse
Women's Captain: Sarah Owen
Men's Captain: Deepak Srivastava
Women's Captain: Jenny Prior
Men's Captain: Mladen Tosic
Women's Captain: Andrea Brady
Men's Captain: Tom Culverhouse
Women's Captain: Sam Holland
Men's Captain: Kenjiro Hori
Women's Captain: Precious Lunga
Men's Captain: Johnnie Walker
Women's Captain: Chris Luecke
Men's Captain: David Colb
Women's Captain: Michelle Dickens
Men's Captain: Denis Koltsov
Women's Captain: Hazel Leidig
Men's Captain: Yannis Hatzioannou
Women's Captain: Natasha Guy
Men's Captain: Yash Kulkarni
Women's Captain: Sarah Lane
Men's Captain: Tom Kompier
Women's Captain: Oyuna Sanjassaurian
Men's Captain: Andrew Gates
Women's Captain: Laura Whitford
Men's Captain: Jason Purcell
Women's Captain: Shona Cantrell

Competition Calendar

Recent Competition Videos

1996 Varsity Highlights
Bassai Dai

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 2020

Winners of the Enoeda Cup 2020: Cambridge

Team results:

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

See the full report.