Joint press release announcing English Karate Working Group

Coming Up...

1 July 2017

KUGB National Youth Championships (UPDATE)

8 July 2017

English Senior Squad Training

15 July 2017

Free KUGB Black & Brown Belt Course - Bath

22 July 2017

KUGB Grand Slam Competition


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.

51st KUGB National Championships

The KUGB held its 51st National Championship on Saturday, 6th May, at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, with competitors travelling from all over the UK and Ireland to compete.