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 Fatemeh Torabi.

In the senior dan grade individual women's kata Tegwen performed Jiin and Fatemeh 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):

Fatemeh Torabi

Richard Poole

Tegwen Ecclestone