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On the 2nd and 3rd of March 2019, a team from the recently reformed ESKA competition squad competed in the AMA International Karate Championships held in the international sports centre Ponds Forge Sheffield

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The first outing for the new ESKA squad was to the AMA Southern Championships in Kent on the 17th of Feb 2019.

It was a great competition, read on to hear about our successes!!!

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

Thanks must go to Sensei Angus Pearson, who was our official photographer on the day and Jenny Hanson who added some great shots of her own.

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Saturday 20th 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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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Events

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

Categories include:

  • Kihon (basic): 5 kicks forward followed by 5 punches backward
  • Kata (forms): Choose any Shotokan kata
  • Team Kata: Teams of two can choose any Shotokan kata
  • Kumite (freestyle fighting): Head-guards provided to juniors but all contestants must provide their own gum shield

 

The AMA South West Open Karate Championships 2019
‘All Styles welcome’
More Details from AMA office soon.

This is the training session for the ESKA Competition Squad.

  • 10:00 – 12:00 :: Kata Training
  • 12:00 – 13:00 :: Kumite Training (Mitts and Gum Shield Required)

Attendance is by invite only.

Please speak to your club instructor should you wish to compete.

6 x Areas this year will include Karate, Jujitsu and Taekwondo.
Details from the AMA office office@amauk.co.uk

This is the training session for the ESKA Competition Squad.

  • 10:00 – 12:00 :: Kata Training
  • 12:00 – 13:00 :: Kumite Training (Mitts and Gum Shield Required)

Attendance is by invite only.

Please speak to your club instructor should you wish to compete.