Sensei Luke Cuthbert
Sensei Luke Cuthbert has won numerous competitions as a junior: English Nationals, Big Apple challenge, World Cups in both Kumite and Kata. In 2017 he won the UWK World Championships, 2018 WUKF European Championships and turned professional in full contact competition, winning his debut match in Poland.
It is safe to say that Karate is in Sensei Luke's blood with his father being Sensei Ian Cuthbert; so his Karate journey began as soon as he was able to walk! It has always been a part of his life and always will. He attained his 1st Dan aged 11 and is currently a 3rd Dan.
Sensei Luke believes Karate is not just about competition, "It's about challenging yourself and pushing to find your limits, then working out ways to go beyond them!". As a kid it helped him improve in fitness and confidence. Through improving these qualities he secured a football scholarship in America.
He loves Karate and being a part of UKA, "The feeling of being part of a club with so much great history, that is always moving forward, with instructors that are like family and watching students grow into good human beings... it is very special to me."