ESKA Courses

2018 saw 5 Internationally renowned instructors from all over the world visit Norwich.

In September ESKA was especially privileged to host Sensei Koji Wada from Keio University, Japan for his first ever teaching visit to England.

WTKO Chief Instructor Sensei Richard Amos 7th Dan

WTKO Technical Director Sensei Steve Ubl 8th Dan

Keio University Instructor Sensei Koji Wada 7th Dan

FSK Chief Instructor Aidan Trimble 8th Dan

HKGB Chief Instructor Sensei George Best 7th Dan


This year ESKA students and instructors gained 57 new Dan grades, that’s 15 more than last year.

Also a special mention to Sensei Darren Abbs & Sensei Dave Lynskey for obtaining Sandan (3rd Dan) after completing their respective gradings. We also had over 1500 Kyu grades & 750 Tiny Tigers promoted to their next level.

National & International Competition Success

Once again ESKA has had a busy and very successful competitive year, attending 8 National & International competitions held by various governing bodies.

National Competitions

February – JSKA UK National Championships, Aldershot

Gold – 16

Silver – 17

Bronze – 13

July – TSKUK Open Championships, Norwich

Gold – 27

Silver – 39

Bronze – 31

November – JKA England Open Championships, Crawley

Gold – 5

Silver – 2

Bronze – 21


International Competitions

April – Shibuya Ward Championships, Tokyo

Gold – 1

May – AMA International Championships, Sheffield

Gold – 4

Silver – 15

Bronze – 11

August – WTKO Summer Camp, Toronto

Gold – 4

Silver – 1

Bronze – 2

October – 10th WUKF European Championships, Malta

Gold – 3

Silver – 6

Bronze – 5

November – WTKO European Championships, Cork

Gold – 10

Silver – 10

Totalling an amazing medal count of:

Gold – 70

Silver – 90

Bronze – 63

Christmas Eve Fun Session

As always we will be capping off the year with the ever popular ESKA Christmas Eve Fun Session​!…

We would like to thank you all for your support over the past year and we are looking forward to seeing you for another successful year with ESKA in 2019.