Kanzen set to take on world’s best

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

DUNDEE based Kanzen Karate Scot­land (pic­tured be­low) are ready to take on the world on home turf as they pre­pare to host the sev­enth WUKF World Cham­pi­onships at Dundee Ice Arena from June 14-17.

The event, one of the big­gest of its kind on the mar­tial arts cal­en­dar, will fea­ture over 4,000 ath­letes, coaches, of­fi­cials and fans from 30 dif­fer­ent coun­tries and 60 in­ter­na­tional fed­er­a­tions.

Kanzen beat off a host of oth­ers to house this event.

The club is one of the most suc­cess­ful in Scot­land with over 600 mem­bers train­ing ev­ery week across Dundee and Angus.

Ninety-two ath­letes and six Kanzen coaches are in­volved.

The club re­cently or­gan­ised the fifth Kanzen Cup at DISC which at­tracted 330 com­peti­tors.

Kanzen pres­i­dent, Sen­sei Roy O’Kane said: “We are proud to be host or­gan­is­ers of the WUKF World Cham­pi­onships in our home city of Dundee.

“The WUKF world of karate are rolling into town for this ma­jor event with peo­ple from well over 30 coun­tries at­tend­ing.

“It’s been hard work to get to this po­si­tion but the re­sponse from or­gan­i­sa­tions, busi­nesses and part­ners across Dundee has been im­mense.

“There is a real can do at­ti­tude in the city and we are look­ing for­ward to show­cas­ing Dundee and Scot­land.”

Coach, Sen­sei Dan Woods said: “Our team have been work­ing hard in prepa­ra­tion for this.

“I don’t think the team could have done any more to get ready and we can’t wait to com­pete with the best in the world.”


Fair­muir U/16 cel­e­brate af­ter beat­ing Ferry 5-1 at North End Park to win the Queen’s Ju­bilee Cup.

The Celtic Golden Ju­bilee Cup was won by Celtic Boys U/13, who beat Mearns 6-3 in the fi­nal. Pre­sen­ta­tion (from left) shows Jen Malone and Ged Don­nelly (Celtic BC of­fi­cials), Ja­cob Shaw (Celtic U/13 cap­tain) and Graeme Webster (Celtic BC pres­i­dent).

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