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49th KUGB National Championships - Club Report

Friday 01 May 2015

A large squad from the Academy and University of Manchester travelled to the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday 2nd May 2015.  We were attending the 49th KUGB National Championships, the prestigious annual championships attended by the many clubs across the UK.

Our members represented the club well, with notable performances by the following:

  • Cristina Finta - 2nd Womens Individual Kata, 3rd Senior Womens Individual Kumite
  • Victoria Ogunseitan - last 8 Womens Individual Kumite
  • Rosie Lau - last 8 Womens Individual Kata
  • Cristina Finta, Victoria Ogunseitan, Lottie Lindsley, Vanessa Macintyre - 2nd Womens Team Kumite
  • Marc Fuzellier - last 8 Senior Mens Individual Kumite


A special mention also for Ross Harford, Baptiste Mary, Marc Fuzellier and Mike Pearce, the Mens A Team who fought well but were knocked out of the competition by the eventual winners Cambridge University. 

Another special mention for Emil Dimov who fought well in the Senior Mens Individual Kumite to get to the last 16 - he is only a green belt!

Congratulations are also due to Joe Shorrock who was awarded his long-standing member certificate by Sensei Sherry - Joe has been a loyal member of the KUGB for 40 years!

What a great day!

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