Tag Archive for: Kata

Today we had booked a tour of Okinawa, but not just any tour, this was a karate tour including some more training.

Read more

Our first night in the hotel was great, comfy bed, silence and SPACE! My alarm went off at 8am, as I needed to be up and at the port for diving at 10am.

Read more

On Saturday 20th January the ESKA Hitchin dojo held it’s first post grading course of 2024.  The course was run by Sensei Paul Grimsey (7th dan) and looked at an introduction to using the short staff weapon, which is also known as a “jo” in Japanese.  

Read more

The ESKA Championships were held on Sunday 12th November at the Stevenage Hombu (ESKA Headquarters). The event was a massive success with karate of great spirit and focus on show, along with fantastic support from family and the local community.

Read more

Not long now until the biggest event in the ESKA calendar, the ESKA Championships! We’ve shared some information regarding the timings of the day, so please read on.

Read more

The ESKA squad has recently returned from a WUKF event with some great results. The BASK (British Academy of Shotokan Karate) Open was held at Brunel University on October 8th.

Read more

ESKA’S elite squad took part in the WUKF World championships last week in Dundee, Scotland.

The squad did amazingly well, make sure you read on for the full details!

Read more

Recently a number of members of the ESKA squad had the opportunity to be selected for the upcoming WUKF Karate World Championships in Dundee, which will be taking place from July 13th to 16th https://dundee2023.uk/

Read more

Sunday 2nd April saw ESKA hold its very first Kumite Championships at the Stevenage Hombu. The event was a massive success with karate of great spirit and focus on show, along with fantastic support from family and the local community.

Read more

The ESKA squad has recently returned from two WUKF events with some considerable success.

Read more

Tag Archive for: Kata

This year the competition is on a Sunday and all contestants will receive a participation certificate, with medals/trophies (to be confirmed) being awarded to 1st, 2nd and both 3rd places.

Categories may include:

  • Kihon (basic): 5 punches forward, turn, 5 kicks back
  • Kata (forms): Choose any Shotokan kata
  • Team Kata: Teams of two can choose any Shotokan kata
  • Family Kata: Teams of any size from 1 family
  • Kumite (freestyle fighting): Head-guards provided to juniors but all contestants must provide their own gum shield