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ESKA Northen Regional Kata Competition

We’re happy to announce the first ESKA Northen Regional Kata Competition.
Hosted by Cambridge ESKA at Leys Leisure Sports Complex, CB2 7AD.
Saturday, 11th December 2021. 10am – 1pm.
We’ll be running 3 age categories:
  • Under 11 (year 6 and below)
  • 11-16 (years 7 – 11)
  • Over 16 (including adults)

We’ll also have 3 grade categories:

  • White – orange belt
  • Yellow – purple belt
  • Brown – black belt

And we’ll also run a Team Kata for all ages and grades for a total of 10 categories.

Details to sign up from your instructors, discount for Cambridge ESKA members.

September 2021 Grading

We’ve had our first grading since December 2019 and everyone has worked so hard and deserves their new belts. Thanks for being patient over the last few months, but we didn’t feel it right to do gradings over Zoom or without kumite. Looking forward to the next 0ne in December.

Name Grade Belt
Annamary 10th Kyu
Bethany 9th Kyu
Anna 9th Kyu
Nadir 8th Kyu
Max 7th Kyu Sho
Ben 7th Kyu
Timothy 7th Kyu
Oliver 6th Kyu Sho
Harry 4th Kyu Sho

ESKA Championships 2017

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.

The Cambridge club had another successful year coming 4th in the overall medals table as seen below:


Club News!

sensei jeff yondanAs you may or may not know, we had the ESKA Christmas dinner & dance this weekend and it was a great event with plenty of awards and certificates presented.

Sensei Ian was awarded a Kata Official qualification in recognition of his kata judging at competitions and Sensei Jeff was awarded a Senior Kata Official qualification in recognition of his expertise as an area chief at competitions. There were only about five or six awarded in total and this is their first year, so to have two in one club shows the talent and skill of our instructors.

In addition to that, Sensei Jeff was also awarded YONDAN (4th Dan)! This is an amazing achievement for both Sensei and our club. It is a fitting recognition of the quality and dedication Sensei’s karate and something we can all be proud of!

A big oooosaaaah and congratulations are in order next time you see him!