Great news! Emma Burke has qualified as a Karate Union of Great Britain (KUGB) Instructor.
Emma is a 2nd Dan Black belt, who trains with the Chelmsford Karate Club, has won a number of titles with Chelmsford that include the KUGB Southern Region Ladies Kumite in both Individual and Team Kumite. Emma is also a member of the prestigious KUGB England Senior Squad.
As part of her Karate development Emma has been studying to be a KUGB National Qualified Instructor.
Sensei Richard Naylor-Jones (5th Dan) is an Assessor for the KUGB and conducted the Instructor's examination, both written and practical. The exam itself took place at the Ipswich Higashi Dojo alongside a number of other participants who were being assessed by Sensei Richard. He was very pleased with Emma's overall performance and she met the high standards expected to pass.
Emma will now be registered on the KUGB Data base as an Instructor and she will shortly be receiving her KUGB Instructor's Certificate signed by Sensei Andy Sherry (9th Dan), Chief Instructor and Chairman of the KUGB.
Emma joins a number of Chelmsford Instructors and Assistant Instructors who have qualified under the prestigious KUGB National programme. Well done Emma!
Photo: Emma (pictured centre) at the KUGB National Championships after winning Bronze in the Ladies Team Kumite alongside her Chelmsford Team mates Lisa Ironman (left) and Teah Pope (right)