The ESKA Dinner & Dance was held on 27th November 2021 at the Needham House Hotel in Little Wymondley.

The evening was full of drinks, awards, food, dancing and unity

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The long awaited 2021 ESKA Dan Grading finally took place on Saturday 13th November at the usual venue in Little Staughton.

This year, we had 19 students grading for Inter-Dan, Shodan, Nidan and Sandan. One of the busiest Dan gradings in recent times, and without doubt, one of the most successful. By the end of the day, 19 students attempted their Dan Grades, and 19 students passed. Terrific result.

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It is with great pleasure that I make an official announcement to ratify our ESKA technical committee.

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On Sunday 6th December we held our Winter 2020 Dan grading. This was our first Dan grading since 2019 due to COVID and the May grading being cancelled. The grading was also held in the Knebworth club dojo hall.

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

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Today we heard of the very sad news that Sensei Mick Randall passed away.

As you may know, ESKA had a number of founding members of which Sensei Mick Randall was one of them.

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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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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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