Adam profile 
Sensei Adam Purkiss a KUGB 6th Dan and the club`s Chief Instructor.
He is a Qualified KUGB Instructor, KUGB Assessor of instructors, DBS Checked and First Aid Trained
and a Long Standing KUGB member with over 35 years experience.
Sensei Adam began Karate in 1988 at Stock SKC under Sensei Terry Irving and Sensei Graham Cole.
He passed his Shodan in 1993 and Nidan in 1996 under Sensei Enoeda, in Slough
Then Sandan in 2006 in Egham, Yondan in 2011 in Sheffield,
Godan in 2016 in Chesterfield and Rokudan in 2024 in Barnsley,
under some of the senior Sensei`s of the KUGB.
He has represented the club since 1989 at many competitions, winning medals and trophies in KUGB events and All Style competitions in every decade since.
He has won Gold in every decade from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s and 2020s.
As an individual in 2000 he came 3rd in the Mens Kata at the KUGB Southern Regions and
has been placed in Team Kata in 1993 and 2003.
In 2023 he became the first ever winner of the mixed Veterans Black Belt Kata event at the Southern Region Championships.
He also received a silver medal as part of the Mens Team Kumite.
He was also part of the winning Team Kata at the Essex Trophy three years running(1999,2000,2001)
He played schoolboy rugby from when he was 10 to 16 years old, then he joined Westcliff RFC at the age of 17 and played there for over 20 years.
He first started in the Colts (17-19 yrs), then over the years he has played for all of the senior mens sides at the club from the 5th Team to the 1st Team and including the Vets.
Adam was twice voted Player of the Season from his time there.
He is a regular on the KUGB Spring Course in Devon and Summer School in Lancaster
and a member of the Central Region Kata Squad under Sensei Frank Brennan.
We also have a team of Qualified KUGB Instructors that are here to help
      Sensei Jason    Sensei Sam 2023   Sensei Lee 2023
We also have a team of KUGB Young Leaders here to help.
             Lucie YL   ConnorYL   RioYoungLeader