Eastern Shotokan Karate Association is a professional karate club based in East Anglia, headed by Chief Instructor Jason Hitchings, 6th Dan. We are dedicated to teaching traditional Shotokan Karate to the very highest standard.
Supported and guided by our team of qualified professional instructors, we work to provide a safe environment for our students to grow and achieve their full potential in Karate-do.
Since 1995, ESKA has had over 6000 members start Karate with us. We pride ourselves in our ability to nurture potential in a safe environment and help all our members achieve success in Karate-do and everyday life.
Your Karate journey will develop key life skills such as perseverance, self-discipline and confidence. This is achieved through our class structure, syllabus and examination programme. These will provide you with a goal to work towards and help celebrate your success.
ESKA is proud to say that under the guidance and supervision of our team of qualified, professional instructors, not only can our students attain their Black Belt, but many have also gone onto to experience success in National, European, and International Championships.
Conditioning exercises and workouts that build overall endurance
Kicking, jumping and turning all develop higher coordination skills
A complete full-body workout, helping with overall health and fitness
One of the main acquisitions of our students, regardless of age and life experience
Develop good balance and posture, essential for all tasks in daily life
Excel faster in any physical activity, become a better listener and more focused in school
Martial Arts training is proven to improve both physical and mental health
Our training methods help your child to think and develop their memory
Success comes with practise and not giving up when things get difficult
Take pride in your Karate and celebrate your successes and achievements
Start your journey to black belt today! Sign up to our beginner courses and take action!
Upon joining ESKA all students receive:
If you would like to discuss our Karate classes please contact us, or to book your trial lesson just complete our member signup form.
Our instructors see each student’s potential. Each of them has thousands of hours of practise behind them and dozens of stories with successful endings.Meet the Instructors
My son started karate with ESKA just over three yrs ago. He enjoys being a member of ESKA and has never regretted joining the club. There are lots of opportunities to take part in competitions and courses. The instructors always make the lessons not only interesting but fun. Since joining ESKA, my son has become very confident and is not far from his black belt. ESKA is a great club to join, whatever age you are.
Having studied karate when I was younger (but still an adult), I wanted to give my children the chance to start when they were still flexible and able to learn quickly. I never thought that I would take it up again but the brilliant family atmosphere of ESKA dragged my wife and I in too! Now all 4 of us train at least once a week!
My son started karate 7 years ago after Eska visited his school for a taster session. Since then he has progressed through to black belt and this has been instrumental in growing his self confidence. The support of the instructors has been invaluable in helping him to attain these achievements. Eska is a professional organisation with many members across all ages which brings a strong social, fun element to his training. Thank you!