Following the ESKA Kyu gradings the Hitchin dojo have been running a series of courses and the next one is Tai Chi and Karate – Part 1 (Breathing and Structure). Read on for details…

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Sensei Nursey was an original founder of the English Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) which started in 1979. The Association went from strength to strength and has recently marked its 45th Anniversary. It is today, one of the longest-running Karate Associations in the UK, home to over 150 ESKA Black Belts, 23 associated clubs and with over 700 active members.  During this period, Sensei Nursey established a structured organisation to allow the ongoing and continued success of his legacy. 

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It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of Sensei Mike Nursey ESKA Chief Instructor.


A tragic loss for us all and our thoughts are with his Family during this very difficult time

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Our final update of our Japanese adventure as we leave Tokyo and head back to the UK.

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This was our last full day in Japan and today we had to travel back to Tokyo ahead of our flight the following day.

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Today we had booked a tour of Okinawa, but not just any tour, this was a karate tour including some more training.

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Our first night in the hotel was great, comfy bed, silence and SPACE! My alarm went off at 8am, as I needed to be up and at the port for diving at 10am.

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I slept great, not sure the others could say the same, I think both princesses like a softer bed and mattress. Today we set off to Okinawa, so not much time left in Osaka before we have to head to the airport.

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It feels like we haven’t quite finished exploring Kyoto, but today we need to move onto Osaka, thankfully it isn’t too far away.

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Today (Friday) we ventured on a walking tour of Kyoto, so it meant another early-ish start. But we started our day with a traditional Japanese breakfast.

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