2023 United Kingdom National Championships Results


Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheaf Street, Sheffield, S1 2BP

On Saturday 28th October, GKR Karate UK descended upon Ponds Forge Arena for the GKR UK NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS!

The atmosphere throughout the day really ‘rocked us’, with every competitor and spectator really getting into the spirit of competition and camaraderie.

We kicked things off with Team Events, and our youngest competitors in their individual events: and the standard was set from the off!

The Senior open events were both packed out and split over 2 rings to find our finalists, before getting everyone on the edge of their seats to find out who would win the coveted trophies! The competition in these divisions was so tight, and every bout of kata and kumite could have gone either way, but ultimately, we found this year’s National Champions!

The whole day ran incredibly smoothly, finishing just before we had planned – which is a credit to the officials team who (as always) did a fantastic job.

A BIG thank you to you all!


Don’t forget to upload your photos to Facebook and Instagram, using the hashtags #UKChamps and #GKRKarate, and of course, check out the shots from our professional photographers QuickPix.

And a big thank you to all the competitors and spectators making the day an absolute pleasure!

I look forward to seeing you all next year!
Yours in the spirit of Karate-Do,

Ryan Marvin
Tournament Director

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