Congratulations to Steven Connell who was selected for the KUGB England Kata Squad today by the KUGB's chief instructor, Sensei Andy Sherry.
The selections took place at Liverpool's famous Red Triangle Karate Club and were followed by a three hour training session for Steven and his fellow squad members.
This is Steven's second year on the KUGB England Kata Squad. His selection this year will give him the opportunity to be selected for the English KUGB team that will travel to Poland for the WSKA World Shotokan Karate Championships and also the chance to compete at the ESKA European Shotokan Karate Championships which will be held in England this year.
Steven's first opportunity to impress in competition will be the KUGB Grand Slam competition at the end of the month, which will give him the opportunity to compete against the Welsh, Scottish, Northern Irish and Irish Republic teams. We wish Steven the best of luck for his upcoming year.