Tag Archive for: Kata

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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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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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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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.

With yesterday being Shrove Tuesday or more widely known as “Pancake Day”, it means today is Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent. Around the world Christian’s observe the days leading up to Easter Sunday by not giving into temptations (mainly giving up chocolate and other sugary treats). But for Neil Fisher from the St. Albans club, he has decided upon a different approach.

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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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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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Tag Archive for: Kata

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

 

There will be a total of 10 categories, separated by age and grade group:

Under 11 (School year 6 and below):

  1. White-Orange Belt
  2. Yellow-purple belt
  3. Brown-Black Belt

 

11-16 yo (School year 7-11):

  1. White-Orange Belt
  2. Yellow-purple belt
  3. Brown-Black Belt

 

16+ (including adults):

  1. White-Orange Belt
  2. Yellow-purple belt
  3. Brown-Black Belt

10. Team Kata (all grades and ages)

  • Competition format will be points based with each competitor performing their chosen kata and the top 5 will perform a second kata to determine the medal positions.
  • Children in white-orange belt categories will be allowed to perform the first half of Taikyoku Shodan as their kata
  • Brown Belt + categories will be required to perform a different kata (does not apply to team kata)
  • Age categories will be split by their current academic year rather than absolute age.
  • Please remember when submitting entries that there is a kyu grading scheduled the week before. If you need to make any adjustments then please let me know.

 

The cost will be £5 per competitor. If someone enters the individual category, there is no extra cost to also enter the team category.

 

We have the capacity for up to 100 individual competitors and 30 teams (more teams are possible if we have less individuals allowing us to start the teams category earlier). The local clubs (Cambridge, Biggleswade, Duxford, Takeley) will have priority entry until 13th November and then entries will open to all other ESKA clubs too.

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

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.