On Sunday 10th December we held our last KYU grading of 2017 and boy was it one to remember (or rather forget?!).

With the heavy snowfall on the Saturday night through to Sunday morning, it presented us with a challenge we have never had to deal with before.

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Our annual ESKA Dinner & Dance was held on 18th November 2017 at the Needham House Hotel in Little Wymondley.

It was great to be back at this venue (Previously called the Blakemore) after many years at the Old Palace Lodge hotel in Dunstable.

The evening was full of drinks, awards, food, dancing and most importantly fun!

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On Saturday 11th November we held our Winter Dan grading at Little Staughton Village Hall.

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

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On 29th October ESKA held its annual competition. You can see the full write up here thanks to Luke Santilli we had some amazing pictures which can be found here.

Now its time for the videos…

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Over the weekend 29-30th of July 2017 four intrepid members of the Birchwood club completed a 100Km march across the South Downs in just under 28 hours. They were backed up by a team of 5 support crew, also members of the club or long suffering wives.

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Oss All, You’ve seen the teaser pictures, you’ve seen the official results. Now its time for the official competition pictures… They look great!

Thanks must go to Luke Santilli from Luke Santilli Photography who just so happens to be one of our many black belts.

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Sunday 29th October saw ESKA hold its annual championships at the Stevenage Hombu. 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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Yesterday (29th October) we held our annual ESKA Competition at the ESKA Honbu (Stevenage Leisure Centre).

It was a fantastic, albeit long day, with some great competitors.

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Oss Karate-ka,

With only a few days to go, are you getting excited? I know myself and the other instructors are!

I thought I would share a few reminders and further details about the day, just to help alleviate some of those pre-competition nerves.

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The annual ESKA First Aid Course for Instructors was again held at the ESKA Hombu in Stevenage.

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