Leeds Shotokan Karate
“There is no first attack in Karate” Gichin Funakoshi.
There is more to Karate than physical techniques, at its foundation is a tradition of spiritual and physical development and as Master Funakoshi, the founder of Shotokan Karate said “the ultimate aim of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the character of its participation”. Karate training builds self discipline, suppleness, co-ordination, speed of reaction, overall fitness, stamina and a sense of inner calm. It is also highly enjoyable!
Welcome to Leeds Shotokan Karate Club
Please feel free to browse our website. Leeds Shotokan Karate Club is a member of the Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB), the largest Shotokan Karate organisation in Great Britain.
Beginner's Two Week Taster Course
Includes 4 lessons for £20.00. All levels of ability welcome - we have White Belts through to KUGB Squad Members at our club. For more information, contact Steve Cuddy on 0777 4980097.
Special offer for students with a current NUS card ...
First lesson free, first three months £3.00 per lesson and thereafter normal price of £5.00 per lesson will apply. All levels of ability welcome - we have White Belts through to KUGB England Squad Members at our club.
For more information, contact Steve Cuddy on 07774980097.
North West Open Championship, March 2014
The first competition of the year yeilded some promising results for the club. Junior members Amankash Roth, Sam and Louis Jackson, Jade Stapleton-Smith and James Humphries all performed well although narrowly missing out on the medals. Ethan Armstrong started the season strongly with a well deserved Bronze in the Male Intermediate Kumite after losing his semi-final by a half point to the eventual winner. Michael Gale went one better, picking up a Silver in the Male Senior Kata final. Steve Riley, never lucky with the draw, came up against the most experienced fighter in the competition in the first round and, although he put up a good performance, was eventually disqualified.
The club, however, saved the best for last. The Mens Senior Team of Ethan Armstrong, Fraser Grice, Richard Backhouse and Steve Riley beat some class teams to win Gold. The team all fought well, scoring 3 Ippons between them on their way to the final where they beat a very meaty Halewood team. Well done guys - let's hope this sets the tempo for the rest of the year.
England Squad Selection 2014
Congratulations to Mathew Humphries, Michael Gale, Ethan Armstrong and James Humphries all of whom travelled to Liverpool on Saturday 25 January and were successfully selected for this years England Junior squad. Sunday 26 January saw more success for the club with Ryan Tucker and Harry Cuddy both being selected for this seasons Senior squad. Furthermore, this weekend, Michael Gale was also selected for the England Kata Squad. Michael is the first member of our club to on the Kata Squad so very well done Michael.
Well done lads, keep up the hard work, you are a credit to the club.
Grading Results 02 February 2014
Congratulations to Oliver Diamond on gaining his 1st Dan.
> ESKA Championships 2013
> Shotokan Cup September 2013
> World Championships September 2013
> Grand Slam August 2013
> Grading Results 3 February 2013
> Liverpool Youth Championships June 2013
> KUGB National Championships May 2013
> Grand Slam March 2013
> North West Open February 2013
> KUGB Squad Selection 2013
> Historic Social Events