About Karate in Dunfermline
Britain's Largest Shotokan Karate Organisation
The KUGB - Karate Union of Great Britain - is a body of over 300 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, and was responsible for the acceptance of Karate as a subject for GCSE and A/AS level by the National Educational Awarding Bodies.
From its inception, the KUGB has dedicated itself to improving its technical standards. To this end, it has established numerous free training courses for Black Belts, Brown Belts, Instructors, Referees and Judges, and Kata and Kumite Squads.
It also arranges annually many Regional and National Championships and has participated in European and World Championships throughout its existence, with outstanding success.
It is by far the largest and most successful single-style association in Great Britain with currently around 7,000 male and female members of all ages. Several hundred of these enjoy special KUGB Long-Standing Membership status, having trained with the KUGB for between twenty and forty-five years.
Our club originated in Dunfermline (Townhill Community Centre, Dunfermline) circa 1983/84. In 2001, a new private health club was opening; after discussions with their management team, we agreed to relocate to Bannatyne’s Health Club, Halbeath Leisure Park, Dunfermline.
Our club caters for all ages between 5yrs old to 65 years young, practicing Shotokan Karate. Shotokan is a style of Karate, of which there are many, all offering different ways of teaching self defence.
Our Adult students attend our classes for various reason, many come along for the physical & mental fitness, the discipline & the challenge.
Our students study Traditional Shotokan Karate passed down from some of Shotokan’s most famous students – Sensei Enoeda, Sensei Sherry & Sensei Brennan.
We also have a many students who enjoy the competition side of Karate; within our club we have a number of Scottish & British Champions, including both World & European Medallists.
Many of our children were initially brought along by their parents, to help build up their confidence, fitness, discipline or respect; ended up or will end up, being the champions of the future.
To enrol, please come along and speak to our Club Secretary “Bob Lennie” any Tuesday, Thursday or Friday night, at Bannatyne’s Health Club in Dunfermline, between 7:30pm & 9pm.