About Us

ESKA (English Shotokan Karate Association) trains in the Traditional Shotokan Karate style brought to Great Britain by Sensei Hirokazu Kanazawa in the early 1960s. The origins of ESKA can be traced back through Sensei Nursey into the long history of Shotokan Karate.

ESKA adheres to the same high standards and principles as set by the founder of Shotokan Karate – Sensei Gichin Funakoshi, thought of by many as the Father of modern day Karate. These guiding principles are Effort, Sincerity, Character, Courage and Truth.

The ESKA association has grown steadily since its creation in 1979 into many clubs training in different towns around Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridge and Essex.

Sensei Nursey (9th Dan) chief instructor of ESKA teaches the senior class at the Stevenage Hombu with other Senior Dan Grades (up to 7th Dan) who, in the most part, have trained all their Karate lives under Sensei Nursey.