Kanzen set to take on world’s best
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.”
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