MONDAY - All Grades

7 Year Olds Upwards: 630pm-8pm
The Memorial Ground, Chelwood Drive, Leeds

LS8 2AT

WEDNESDAY - All Grades

7 Year Olds Upwards: 630pm-8pm
The Memorial Ground, Chelwood Drive, Leeds

LS8 2AT

THURSDAY - All Grades

7 Year Olds Upwards: 630pm-745pm

Roundhay Parochial Hall, Fitzroy Drive,

Leeds

LS8 4AB

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Sensei Caroline McGrath 5th Dan

Assistant Instructor

Sensei Caroline began her karate journey at the age of 6 years old.  She achieved her 1st Dan in 1996 at aged 10 and has now been practicing Shotokan Karate with the Karate Union of Great Britain for almost 27 years.  She was recognised and awarded as a KUGB Long Standing Member (LSM) in 2013 for 20 years dedicated to the KUGB.  Sensei Caroline graded to 5th Dan in October 2016 and currently represents the KUGB as a Mental Health Ambassador for the North of England.  She also qualified as KUGB Judge in October 2017 and has recently been promoted to Referee in October 2019.

 

Sensei Caroline has competed nationally in the KUGB at both junior and senior level winning national events in both Kata and Kumite, with numerous 2nd and 3rd places.

 

She was selected onto the KUGB England Kumite Squad in 1999 at aged 13 and has continued to be a dedicated squad member since. Sensei Caroline has served 20 years on the England Kumite Squad and is currently the highest grade, and longest serving member of the squad. She has consistently represented England internationally throughout this time picking up medals at the ESKA European and WSKA World Championships in junior and senior, in both individual and team events.

 

2005 saw Sensei Caroline become ESKA Junior Ladies Individual Kumite European Champion and Junior Ladies Team Kumite Champion.  In 2013 Sensei Caroline finished in 2nd place in the Senior Ladies Individual Kumite at the ESKA European Championships.

 

More recently at the 2016 and 2017 ESKA European Championships, Sensei Caroline finished in 3rd place in Senior Ladies Individual Kumite. She fought in the Senior Ladies Team Kumite at these championships making it to the finals in both.   In 2016, the England ladies fought the final against tough Polish rivals. After two hard fought matches by England colleagues, Sensei Caroline won the deciding match by Ippon to secure the title for England and become 2016 Senior Ladies Team Kumite European Champions.  In 2017 the ladies won by a 3-0 victory to take the European Title for the second year running. 

 

In 2019, Sensei Caroline competed in the Senior Ladies Individual Kumite event for the 17th consecutive year at the KUGB National Championships.  After many years of finishing in runner-up positions, Sensei Caroline defeated her opponents to take the title and be crowned Senior Ladies Individual Kumite National Champion.  She finished 2019 with success at the ESKA European Championships winning a bronze medal in the Senior Ladies Team Kumite.

 

 

The highlights of Caroline’s competition career to date are as follows:

 

2019:

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

 

2018:

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2017:

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place          

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

WSKA World Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

 

 

2016:

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place          

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2015:

WSKA World Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2014:

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

 

2013:

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

ESKA European Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

WSKA World Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2012:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kata - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

 

2011:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

           

2010:

ESKA European Shotokan Karate Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2009:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2008:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

 

2007:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

 

2006:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Youth Championships - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

 

2005:

ESKA European Championships - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

ESKA European Championships - Junior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Youth Championships - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

 

2004:

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite- 3rd Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Youth Championships - Junior Ladies Individual Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

 

2003:

ESKA European Championships - Junior Ladies Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB North Regions - Senior Ladies Individual Kata - 4th Place

KUGB National Students Championships - Senior Ladies Individual Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Ladies Team Kumite - 1st Place

 

2001:

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Girls Under 16 Kata - 1st Place