2nd February – Central Region Kata Squad Selection – Loughborough
On Saturday 2nd February, 6 members of Ichiban travelled to Loughborough for the first Central Region Kata Squad session of the year. This is a training squad for those wanting to push themselves to improve their technical knowledge and performance of kata. The sessions are held in the central region but are open to all KUGB members. Those attending must pass a selection process which involves performace of a kata, and once accepted on to the squad, continue on to to the first training session of the year. Senseis Robin, Valerie, Carl and Su were all successful in this years selection by Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan), as were Tom and Charlotte Dale. Well done to all.
26th/27th January – KUGB England Squad Selection – Liverpool
On Saturday the 26th January, the selection for the Kata Squad took place at the famous Red Triangle Dojo in Liverpool. Both Tom Dale and Charlotte Dale attended and were chosen by Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan and KUGB Chief Instructor) to be part of the 2019 squad.
On Sunday 27th January, the selection for the Kumite Squad took place in Liverpool. Charlotte Dale was also successful in being chosen as part of the Junior Kumite Squad for 2019 by Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan) and Sensei Frank Brennan (8th Dan).
Congratulations to both of you on your acheivement.