Cambridge ESKA

Traditional Shotokan Karate around Cambridge

Club Feedback

It is important for any organisation to understand it’s aims and objectives and be ready to listen to feedback. As a well regarded club, being part of a highly respected association, we are very fortunate to gain feedback on our training form the other senior instructors, examiners and Hanshi Nursey, (9th Dan) Chief Instructor and Examiner, particularly following the gradings, which are conducted independently. However, we also take on-board the thoughts and comments from others and we are pleased to share just some of the feedback we have received:



December 2019 From Professor Paul Destooor, Leverhulme Visiting Professor, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University……Thank you for an excellent year training under your tutelage with the Cottenham Shotokan Karate Club and to the Sensei’s ‘Gata’.

December 2019 from Matthew Sensei Well done everyone. OSS

December 2019 from J E for Max…“What an experience for Max at the grading! After seeming a little nervous (maybe not so much as I was for him!) he settled in and really enjoyed it, hopefully it has given him the thirst for more – he certainly seems excited to do it again next time. Thank you for your support”.

December 2019 from Warwick G, Senior Instructor and Examiner…..Jeff Sensei,  we all have to make our own path up the mountain, it’s really a pleasure yo met others on the way who support us and who we can support to. It has been my pleasure and honor to walk some of the path with you. Thank you for your encouragement and support…………WG 

March 2018 from Maggie H
Dear Sensei Jeff, Thank you and Clare so much for giving L and C the confidence and support, and for helping them achieve their first belts. Your patience and expertise are greatly appreciated and admired!

March 2018 from Peter K
Hi Jeff Great that N got his belt. He’s is very pleased. A big thank you to you and the other instructors.

March 2018 from Adah K
OSS Sensei!
Website is looking really good Sensei!

March 2018 from Shiho M
Thank you for giving L such a great lesson last night and making him feel welcome to the club. He was amazed! Thank you. Shiho

February 2018 from Sara LC
Dear Jeff
Thank you so much for grading W this morning and for giving such lovely feedback.

January 2018 from Sara LC
…..S, A and I, would like to thank you for the great teaching and positive example that you gave us through many months of very enjoyable training. Marco G

October 2017 from Siobhan N
Dear Jeff Sensei, Thank you so much for looking after E at the ESKA Competition yesterday. She told me she felt much better that you were with her and she really benefited from your coaching and care. She was so thrilled with the results and I can see it really adds to her personal confidence. Thank you again!

December 2017 from Siobhan N
Dear Jeff, Thank you again so much for looking after E and introducing her to karate in such a supportive and inspirational manner. She really found a home with your team and will really miss you in particular. Siobhan N

March 2018 from Hanshi Nursey (9th Dan) Association Founder, Chief Instructor and Chief Examiner
Oss All,
Thank you for the great job you did at the grading yesterday.
Many thanks. Oss Hanshi

April 2018 from Robert and C
ESKA’s Cambridge Club has really helped us out tremendously. My Daughter and I have improved our fitness, confidence, agility, awareness, discipline and overall well being. We have made many friends and have had so much fun. The amount of knowledge we have attained is astounding. Every step of the journey keeps up learning and on our toes. Passing each grade brings a great sense of achievement. It’s been brilliant since day one and we look forward to what the future brings with ESKA’s Cambridge Club. Robert and C

April 2018 from M
……they are so excited about their new Gi, badge and, of course, the certs and belts! They really enjoy being part of this fab team! Kind Regards M

April 2018 from Diana B
…Thank you again for last night (presentation event) from Luarence and us. You’ve had a big impact on his life over the years, as a positive male role Model! Karate is the one thing ha’s stuck at consistently, I think he’ll miss that constant in his life. So thank you! Diana and family

October 2018 from Brad and Shiho B…Thank you for your understanding.
‘L’ has safe place to training karate. We’re very pleased

October 2018 from M Yumeda Sensei…I believe in
terms of infrastructure this club is in one of the best places we have been
in since I joined, with so many good and willing senior grades all
helping keep the club strong

January 2019 from B and S….Thanks again for getting L inspired about Karate. Much appreciated.B and S

March 2019 from Andrew E…..I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to train with you and your club. I now realise my other experience with Shotokan was not a genuine one. You can hide the truth from others, but not yourslef. The belt colour is not important to me. I just love the practice. My true love is Karate.

May 2019 from Michael B……It’s been a pleasure joining the Cambridge club…..and I certainly hope my future Karate club can come close to the standards I’ve seen present here.