So, here is the ESKA 2018 “Deep South Real Ale Tour” synopsis with the usual anecdotal stories…. Sensei Gavin having yet another food issue, Sensei Tony still unable to drink a full pint of Ale, the welcome introduction of 2 new “Real Alers” and of course another excellent final meal to finish the night off.
On 26th and 27th May the rearranged AMA International Karate Championships took place in Ponds Forge in Sheffield.
The great news is ESKA had some winners… Read on for more details:
On Saturday 12th May we held our Summer and first in 2018 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.
On the weekend of 7/8th April a few of the students from the Hatfield/Birchwood/Codicote clubs went down to Sittingbourne in Kent to take part in the AMA Southern Competition.
I thought it would be a good idea to check it out ahead of potentially committing the whole of the ESKA squad next year… Read on to see how we got on.
With May’s Dan Grading fast approaching, its time to share details of the Pre Dan Grading Course.
Everyone who intends on grading in May MUST attend this course to be eligible to grade.
I’m sure most of you are already well aware, that the grading is this Sunday.
Whilst you are busy with your last minute preparations and practice we wanted to remind you of a few things…
We have just been made aware that the AMA Championships 2018 have been cancelled by the event organisers.
This is due to the adverse weather conditions currently being experienced and with more severe weather planned to be on the way, this was deemed the best course of action for the organisers.
We will keep you updated if the competition is to be rearranged for another date. Please watch this space.
Every year the AMA (Amature Martial Association) hold their International Competition and invite amature Martial Artists to compete in Kumite or Kata categories.
This years competition will be held at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield. It runs across the weekend of 3rd & 4th March 2018.
As you may know, history is a very important part of Karate-do and its important we don’t forget where it all started. With Karate being showcased at the 2020 Olympics it is important that we don’t forget our roots and the teachings of old Karate masters.
To that end I have over the last few weeks/months put together what I believe to be an accurate account of our Karate heritage in the form of a timeline.
With yesterday being Shrove Tuesday or more widely known as “Pancake Day”, it means today is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent. Around the world Christian’s observe the days leading up to Easter Sunday by not giving into temptations (mainly giving up chocolate and other sugary treats). But for Neil Fisher from the St. Albans club, he has decided upon a different approach.
- Sad News – Shihan Hirokazu Kanazawa9th December 2019 - 2:33 pm
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.
- Competition Results8th December 2019 - 7:00 am
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. […]
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