A Lichfield karate kid will be hoping to take top honours when he competes at a national championship in Birmingham.

Alexander Smith is a member of the Lichfield Cathedral School club which is run by Patrick D’Arcy.

And now Alexander will be hoping to make his mark at the 43rd Karate Union of Great Britain Championships at the NIA on May 19.

Patrick, who runs seven clubs in the area, will be seeing another four of his young students – Edward Grayer, Aaron Heritage, Adam Lainchbury and Stephen Coton – in action at the event.

Patrick told The Lichfield Blog that the Championships are a great day for karate enthusiasts:

“The Karate Union of Great Britain is the first and oldest karate association in the UK and the championships are well run.”

Tickets to see the Championships are £14 adults and £8 for children under 16.  For more information, visit the KUGB website.

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Patrick D'Arcy
15 years ago

Very good, lets hope they do well.


15 years ago

these kids are our future,they will make it big in life.
they are very good students and train hard in the dojo.
all they need to do is keep a clear head and focus on their karate
come boys make the K.U.G.B proud
all the best