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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.

 

As a senior he had a stellar competition career with his major highlights a three year period winning 2017 UWK World Championships -75kg kumite, 2018 WUKF European Championships Open Weight Kumite and then turned professional in full contact competition, winning his debut match in Poland. 2019 he was part of the Karate England Senior Mens team to win both the WUKF World Championships In Slovakia in team Rotation and IKU World Championships In brazil for both senior Rotation & Sanbon events in Fortaleza in front of hostile home crowds. 

It is safe to say that Karate is in Sensei Luke's blood with his father being Sensei Ian; 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 4th 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."

Since retiring from competition in 2022 luke has continued to develop UKA in a number of areas including training his own students and developing various champions. Working alongside sensei Dan and Ian he has developed our full contact training scheme for MMA striking. 

As a sought after coach Luke has run seminars throughout the UK on a number of topics including sweeps, takedowns and competition performance. 

Luke has also developed our school PE programs and created our own physical education syllabus in collaboration with SAQ to bring the UKA ethos to a growing number of schools. The school programs have expanded our club into more areas and continues to grow.

Timetable

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Monday Classes

Oaklands Primary School, Loughton, IG10 4RA

15:15 Beginners
 

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Monday Classes

Theydon Bois Primary School, Orchard Dr, Epping CM16 7DH

17:00 Beginners
18:00 Intermediates
19:00 Advance/Elite 

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Monday Classes

Budworth Hall, High Street, Ongar CM5 9JG

19:30 Elite

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Tuesday Classes

Oaklands Primary School, Loughton, IG10 4RA

15:30 Beginners & Intermediates 
 

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Wednesday Classes

Thomas Willingale School, Debden IG10 3SR

16:00 Beginners
17:00 Intermediate 
18.00 Advanced

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Wednesday Classes

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald, CM16 6EJ

19:30 Elite

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Thursday Classes

Thomas Willingale School, Debden IG10 3SR

16:30 Mini Ninjas (3-4 year olds)
17:00 Beginners
18:00 Intermediate & Advance

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Thursday Classes

Abridge Village Hall, 39 Ongar Rd, Abridge, Romford RM4 1UH

19:30 Elite

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Friday Classes

Normanhurst School, Station Rd, Chingford, London E4 7BA

15:45 Beginners
16:45 Intermediates & Advanced

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Saturday Classes

Queens Hall, School Green Lane, North Weald, CM16 6EJ

09:00 Kumite
10:00 Elite Kumite

Contact

07817 380 992

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