WUKF Champions League, 23 July 2017 – London

The World Union of Karate Federations (WUKF) have now introduced an international league, the ‘Champions League’ with the first event being held in London.

John Gardiner and Helen Marsh were selected to represent the WUKO-GB team at this prestigious event, John in the male senior kata and Helen in the women’s veterans kata. 

The event drew athletes from all over Europe making for a high standard Championships.

Helen missed out on a medal in her category finishing a very credible 4th place, after a debrief she now has an idea of how she can break into those medals at this international level.

John in the men’s Kata event managed to win the bronze medal being beaten by current WUKF European champion from Italy in first place, and the former WUKF Europe champion also from Italy in second place. 

An excellent result from both at this high level, and to win medals and make finals in official international WUKF events is a big achievement. 

After the summer we will again be putting a squad together for the next completion (details to follow). 

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