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ESKA Competition – 20th October 2018

Calling all Karate-ka

With the autumn grading over, its time to focus on the 2018 competition that’s open to absolutely EVERYONE within ESKA. This year the competition is on a Saturday and all contestants will receive a participation medal and certificate with trophies being awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Check out the event page.

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ESKA Summer BBQ

On Saturday 4th August, the ESKA senior grades and club instructors gathered at Sensei Nursey’s house for a summer BBQ.

We were spoiled with the weather and fun was had all round!

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The ESKA ‘Deep South’ Real Ale Tour 2018

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.

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AMA International Karate Championships 2018

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:

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Dan Grading Results – May 2018

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.

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Pre Dan Grading Course – April 2018

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.

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Grading This Sunday

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…

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AMA Championships 2018 – Cancelled

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.

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AMA Championships 2018 – Competitors

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.

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A History of Karate

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.

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