Ellesmere Port Shotokan Karate Club
was established in 1966 and is affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain.
The KUGB consists of over 400 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. It has clubs established in many Sports Centres, Universities and Schools.
It is by far the largest and most successful single-style association in Great Britain with currently almost 11,000 members who enjoy many benefits, including the following:
- FREE INSTRUCTORS' COURSES
- FREE BLACK AND BROWN BELT COURSES
- FREE REFEREES' & JUDGES' COURSES
- FREE SQUAD COURSES
- FREE TRAVEL AND ACCOMMODATION FOR OUR INTERNATIONAL SQUADS WHEN COMPETING
- plus: Free and subsidised all-grade courses
Subsidised Regional and National Championships
The KUGB has worked with many establishment bodies over the years to develop standards and guidelines to help ensure that its instructors teach in a safe and professional manner. These include:
- A Karate syllabus for GCSE and A level in Physical Education approved by the AQA, Edexcel or OCR Examining Boards
- A tailored First Aid approved by the Red Cross
- Approved Guidelines for its Instructors with the Open College Network - OCN
- Approved Guidelines for Teaching Children with the Child Protection in Sport Unit
- Registered with the Criminal Records Bureau providing the facility for its members to be police-checked.