9th WUKF European Championships. Cluj-Napoca, Romania 7th - 9th April 2017

Posted on 9th April, 2017

9th WUKF European Championships, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

(7th - 9th April 2017)


With 54 Federations, from 26 different countries & 1821 competitors, Ken Yu Kai brought home 2 GOLD, 2 SILVER & 1 BRONZE


Both Daniel Kinsey  (2nd Dan - Eccles KYK) and Sensei Ste Surtees (6th Dan -  Langworthy KYK) are both new European Champions for 2017. Ste won GOLD in Kumite in the Shobu Sanbon Male Veterans open belt 51yr+ section  and Daniel won GOLD in his Male Mini Cadets Green to Black  13 -14yrs Kata section.


The Male Veterans Kumite Team brought home a SILVER medal in their Shobu Sanbon Male Veterans Team Kumite Rotation 36+yrs section.  The team members were Head  Squad Coach Sensei Will Pope(4th Dan - Langworthy), Sensei Ste Surtees(6th Dan - Langworthy) & Keith Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy).


Kenneth Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy KYK) can also boast his well earned Silver Medal from his Open Male 11yrs Kata Brown - Black section, along with  Archie Caldwell won a Bronze Medal for Boys Under 8yrs Open Kumite.  


The Elite squad members competing were Head Coach Will Pope (4th Dan - Langworthy), Ste Sutees(6th Dan - Langworthy, Demi Pope(2nd Dan - Langworthy), Daniel Kinsey(2nd Dan - Eccles), Keith Leano(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Archie Caldwell(1st Kyu - Langworthy), Kieran Leano(4th Kyu- Langworthy) & Samantha Kinsey (5th Kyu - Eccles).  Well done to you all - a fantastic performance from everyone.  Also a big thank you to Peter Kinsey(Eccles) & Mark Clarke(2nd Dan - Langworthy) for their continued support throughout the event.




9th WUKF European Championship team photo (botteom right photo) -(9L-R) Kenneth Leano(1st Kyu), Daniel Kinsey(2nd Dan), Demi Pope(2nd Dan), Kieran Leoano(4th Kyu - on shoulders), Keith Leano(1st Kyu), Ste Surtess(8th Dan), Head Squad Coach Will Pope(4th Dan), Archie Caldwell(1st Kyu) with Samantha Kinsey(5th Kyu) & Peter Kinsey (neither in Photo) 


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