Ichiban Karate Leeds
Ichiban karate is one of the fastest growing and inclusive karate clubs in Leeds, growing both in terms of numbers and in terms of success at a competitive level at competitions around the UK.
The club provides karate classes for everyone age 4 + and provides members with the option to simply either progress their karate in class or also pursue a competitive aspect through the development of a strong competition squad over the last 5 years.
The competition squad have now set their sights on the 10th WUKF World Championships, in Fort Lauderdale Florida, in July 2022.
Stepping into international competitions doesn’t come cheap however, and with the cost over £1850 per person, attending the World Championships will simply not be achievable without sponsorship support.
Attending the championships will not only provide a rare opportunity for these young athletes to travel abroad and compete, the ability for each of them to add the experience and achievement to their CV’s, can have significant and long lasting- impact on their lives but also significantly improve and broaden their future higher education opportunities.
We're looking for individuals and businesses to get behind these young Leeds children in their bid to become World Champions. We have a variety of Sponsorship packages but are also gratefully accepting direct donations.
Based at Ichiban Dojo on Meanwood Road, Ichiban Karate also facilitates classes in Gipton in conjunction with the charity Gipton Together. The majority of the club’s members are from Little London, Woodhouse and Gipton.
Over the past 4.5 years the squad has continued to grow and prior to Covid was competing at approximately 10 external competitions a year, achieving medals in every competition entered including the English Karate Federation National Championships and often despite it’s relatively small squad in comparison to others, finished as one of the top 10 clubs.