Today we heard of the very sad news that Shihan Hirokazu Kanazawa passed away.

As you may know, ESKA closely follow the traditional teaching’s of Shihan Kanazawa having himself been taught by Masatoshi Nakayama and Gichin Funakoshi.

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Sunday 10th November saw ESKA hold its annual championships at the Stevenage Hombu. This year was a special year, as ESKA celebrated its 40th anniversary, so the competition was bigger and better than ever before. As always, the event was a great success and all that attended enjoyed the high quality of karate on show. From the youngest junior to the oldest adult; everyone showed a high level of commitment and spirit. Judges were particularly impressed with the etiquette of the students participating.

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On Saturday 16th November we held our Winter 2019 Dan grading. As usual it was held at Little Staughton Village Hall.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share the results below.

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On Saturday 2nd November as is customary for this time of year, a few higher Dan grades and club owners gathered at Sensei & Rae’s house for a BBQ, Firework and Bonfire party!

It was a great evening (albeit a bit wet!) with fun, food, fireworks (big ones!) and lots of laughter…

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The day begins in biggleswade

This years tour started in the first pub of the original beer tour a decade ago and the location of the now infamous “PIE GATE” incident (which will be marked by Biggleswades first Blue Circle plaque outside the pub – but it might have a bite sized chunk missing!!).

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On Saturday 11th May we held our Summer 2019 Dan grading. As usual it was held at Little Staughton Village Hall.

It gives me great pleasure to be able to share the results below.

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Many of the current ESKA students won’t know Carol, but Carol was Edward Docwra’s wife, more commonly referred to as ‘Ted’ Docwra. Ted is a celebrity within ESKA as the ‘Spirit’ cup is named after him.

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Following the very sad news of John Froy losing his battle with Cancer, we are able to confirm details of his funeral.

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We wish to share the very sad news that John Froy (2nd Dan) of the Hitchin club passed away Monday night after his long and courageous battle with cancer.

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On Sunday 24th all the ESKA students that were ready to grade gathered at the Stevenage Lifestyles Hall in Stevenage to attempt their next Kyu grading.

Read more to see how the day went…

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