©2018 by Ryan Tucker - Leeds Shotokan Karate Club. All photos credited to the KUGB and ALB Photography

Sensei Ryan Tucker 4th Dan

Chief Instructor

Sensei Ryan Tucker began his study of Karate aged 8 and joined the KUGB aged 12 when he began training under Sensei Nick Heald, and Sensei Matt Price as part of the LKA and Sensei Randy Williams as part of Leeds Shotokan.

Sensei Ryan has spent time as part of the KUGB Kata and Kumite squads and still regularly competes as part of the Kumite squad.

 

In 2012, the same year that Sensei Randy Williams sadly passed away, Sensei Ryan became the KUGB National Kumite Champion, a fitting tribute to the great man.

Sensei Ryan has competed for the KUGB England National team at every World and European championships since 2007, picking up numerous medals and titles along the way. He was part of the team that defeated the USA in the final of the 2017 World Championships in Treviso, Italy. The same team went on to defend the European title that they had won in 2016 with a victory over Belgium in the 2017 European Championships in Portugal.

The team went carried on the success in the 2018 European championships, making it 3 in a row as they took the title in Serbia.

In 2019 Sensei Ryan was honoured for his contribution outside of competition at the Leeds Sports Awards, where he was highly commended in the Coach, Participation category.

Sensei Ryan achieved his Yondan (4th Dan) grading under the watchful eyes of KUGB Chief Instructor Sensei Andy Sherry and Sensei Frank Brennan in 2018.

Sensei was the subject of a 2016 short documentary called “Shotokan” which followed his preparation and participation in the 2016 European Shotokan Karate Association Championships in Chalkida, Greece. You can watch the documentary here.

2019:

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place

KSE London Internation Open - Senior Male Sanbon Kumite -85kg - 1st Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place – England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

Leeds Sports Awards - Highly Commended - Coach, Participation Award

2018:

ESKA European Championships, Nis - Serbia - Senior Male Team Kumite- 1st Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3nd Place – England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Passed 4th (Yondan) Dan Grading - Chesterfield

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place – England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2017:

ESKA European Championships, Portugal - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place

ESKA European Championships, Portugal - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place

WSKA World Championships, Treviso - Italy - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place

WSKA World Championships, Treviso - Italy - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place​

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place​

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2016:

ESKA European Championships, Greece - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

ESKA European Championships, Greece - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Northern Region Championships - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2015:

WSKA World Championships, Poland - Senior Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Northern Region Championships - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2014:

ESKA European Championships, Switzerland - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

ESKA European Championships, Switzerland - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Northern Region Championships - Male Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB Passed his 3rd (Sandan) Dan Grading - Chesterfield

KUGB Grand Slam - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place - England

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2013:

ESKA European Championships - Portugal - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB Grand Slam - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place - England

2012:

KUGB Shotokan Cup - Senior Male Kumite - 2nd Place

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 1st Place

2011:

KUGB National Championships - Senior Male Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 2nd Place

2010:

KUGB National Championships - Male Junior Kumite -18-20 Years - 3rd Place

2009:

KUGB National Championships - Male Junior Kumite -18-20 Years - 1st Place

2008:

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kata - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 3rd Place

KUGB National Championships - Male Junior Kumite -18-20 Years - 1st Place

2007:

KUGB National Championships - Male Team Kumite - 1st Place

KUGB National Championships - Male Junior Kumite - 16 -17 Years - 1st Place

2006:

KUGB National Championships - Male Junior Kumite - 16 -17 Years - 3rd Place

2005:

KUGB National Championships - Boys Kumite Over 5' 5" - 1st Place