Coming Up...

2 May 2015

2015 KUGB National Championships

9 May 2015

KUGB National AGM & Kata Standardisation Course - Shobnall (UPDATE)

10 May 2015

Free Referees & Judges Training Course and Examination

16 May 2015

KUGB Northern Region All-grades course and Kata Masterclass


Britain's Largest Shotokan Karate Organisation

The KUGB - Karate Union of Great Britain - is a body of over 300 Karate clubs, all of which practice Shotokan Karate. It was established in 1966 as a democratic and non-profit making organisation for the development of Shotokan Karate and is affiliated to European and World Shotokan Karate Bodies.

The KUGB has Karate clubs established in many Sports Centres, Universities and Schools, and was responsible for the acceptance of Karate as a subject for GCSE and A/AS level by the National Educational Awarding Bodies.

From its inception, the KUGB has dedicated itself to improving its technical standards. To this end, it has established numerous free training courses for Black Belts, Brown Belts, Instructors, Referees and Judges, and Kata and Kumite Squads.

It also arranges annually many Regional and National Championships and has participated in European and World Championships throughout its existence, with outstanding success.

It is by far the largest and most successful single-style association in Great Britain with currently around 7,000 male and female members of all ages. Several hundred of these enjoy special KUGB Long-Standing Membership status, having trained with the KUGB for between twenty and forty-five years.

KUGB Special Dan Course - April 2015

The first of this year's Special Dan Courses took place on Sunday 19th April at the Queens Park Leisure Centre in Chesterfield. Click the photo above for the full report.