Login to the Members Area
ESKA Karate logo
ESKA Karate logo

Have a question you would like to ask us?

If you have any questions or enquiries you would like to ask then feel free to use the contact form below.

We aim to respond to all enquiries as promptly as possible.

Classes you are interested in

General
Karate FAQs
Am I too old to start Karate?

It is never too late to begin your Karate journey. At ESKA we cater for all ages, abilities, and fitness levels.  Karate is a fantastic full-body workout that exercises every muscle in the body and combines muscular strength with endurance and flexibility. Alongside its physical benefits, Karate is also a fantastic form of stress release that helps build and develop coordination and motor skills.

Can I come and watch a class?

You are welcome to come and watch a class before you sign-up to see if you will like it. Most of our venues have seating within the hall and we have a purpose-built viewing gallery at The Dojo Norwich where you are welcome to sit and watch. Simply select a class from our timetable and turn up to watch, there is no need to sign-up unless you want to join in. And remember, the first class you participate in is free as a trial.

How do I join?

Simply go to our ‘Join Us’ page using the navigation bar at the top of this page. Choose which class-type you want to join and press the ‘Lets Join’ button. This will take you to the sign-up page where you can complete the form. Just submit the form then turn up to class for your free trial session.

How much does it cost?

ESKA offers both once a week and unlimited training options, prices range from £26.00 to £57.15 per month. Please see our ‘Join Us’ page for the full details.

How often should I train?

Your progress towards Black Belt is a journey, not a race. Therefore, there is no requirement on how often you should train. ESKA offers once a week and unlimited training options with over 50 classes held across 7 days a week so there are plenty of choice available to you. Our grading programme is structured to enable regular progression through once a week training for the first few belts. To continue this regular progression into the intermediate grades, you will have to increase your training to twice a week and beyond.

What do I need to wear?

For your first lesson please arrive in comfortable, loose-fitting sportswear. As we train barefoot there is no need to wear any specific footwear as these will be removed before the class starts. You will eventually need to purchase a Gi with an embroidered ESKA logo (these are available from our online shop and can be delivered to your chosen training venue for you to collect) ready for your first grading. We recommend trialling 3-4 classes before buying your first Gi.

Where are the classes held?

Our purpose-built home venue is The Dojo Norwich (NR6 6AX) but we hold classes all over Norwich and Norfolk at some of the best sports halls available. Check out our venues page and timetable to find the nearest classes to you.

Will I get hurt?

At ESKA we practice strict control and are not a full contact club. All forms of partner work and sparring are done under the supervision of an instructor to ensure your (and your partner’s) safety; although, as with all sports, there remains a small risk of injury. We keep a full accident record book and all of our instructors have a current first aid certificate.

Timetable

Training Times

Please see our timetable below. We hold classes at various venues, so be sure to check our timetable to find your nearest location.

Monday
Time Class
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beginner to Purple & White Belt 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Open Dojo – All Grades (6 Years +)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Brown Belt 3rd Kyu, Brown & White Belt 2nd Kyu and Brown & Double White Belt 1st Kyu (6 Years +) Please see our Brown Belt training rotation.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Black Belt (All Ages) Please see our Dan Grade training rotation.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Black Belt Academy (Black Belt only) Every two months we run our Black Belt Academy class, more information can be found here.
Time Class
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Tuesday
Time Class
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beginner to Purple & White Belt 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Brown Belt, Brown & White Belt, Brown & Double White Belt and Black Belt 3rd Kyu – Dan Grade (6 Years +)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adult Circular Fitness – open to ESKA and non-ESKA members (14 years +) Find out more about Circular Fitness here.
Time Class
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Beginner to Purple & White Belt 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Brown Belt 3rd Kyu & Above (6 Years +)
Wednesday
Time Class
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Tiny Tigers (4-6 Years)
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beginner to Purple & White Belt 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Brown Belt, Brown & White Belt, Brown & Double White Belt and Black Belt 3rd Kyu – Dan Grade (6 Years +)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Adult Only – Beginner to Black Belt (14 Years +)
Time Class
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Thursday
Time Class
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beginner, White Belt, Red Belt and Orange Belt 10th, 9th and 8th Kyu (6 Years +)
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Purple Belt and Purple-White Belt 7th, 6th, 5th and 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Brown Belt 3rd Kyu, Brown & White Belt 2nd Kyu and Brown & Double White Belt 1st Kyu (6 Years +) Please see our Brown Belt training rotation.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Black Belt (All Ages) Please see our Dan Grade training rotation.
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Black Belt Academy (Black Belt only) Every two months we run our Black Belt Academy class, more information can be found here.
Time Class
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
7:15 pm – 8:15 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +) (Closed from 2nd May – 4th July 2024)
Friday
Time Class
4:00 pm – 4:45 pm Tiny Tigers (4-6 Years)
5:15 pm – 6:00 pm Junior Circular Fitness (6-13 Years) Find out more about Circular Fitness here.
6:15 pm – 7:45 pm Squad Training (6 Years + and Red Belt or Above) Squad sessions run fortnightly, click here for the full timetable.
Time Class
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Saturday
Time Class
9:00 am – 10:00 am Beginner, White Belt, Red Belt and Orange Belt 10th, 9th and 8th Kyu (6 Years +)
10:15 am – 11:15 am Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Purple Belt and Purple-White Belt 7th, 6th, 5th and 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Brown Belt, Brown & White Belt, Brown & Double White Belt and Black Belt 3rd Kyu – Dan Grade (6 Years +)
Time Class
9:00 am – 9:45 am Tiny Tigers (4-6 Years) (Closed from 2nd May – 4th July 2024)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Beginner to Black Belt – All Grades (6 Years +) (Closed from 2nd May – 4th July 2024)
Time Class
9:30 am – 10:30 am Beginner to Orange Belt 8th Kyu (6 Years +)
10:30 am – 11:30 am Yellow Belt 7th Kyu to Black Belt (6 Years +)
Time Class
9:00 am – 9:45 am Tiny Tigers (4-6 Years) (Replacing Hewett Academy classes between 2nd May and 4th July 2024)
10:00 am – 11:00 am Beginner to Black Belt – All Grades (6 Years +) (Replacing Hewett Academy classes between 2nd May and 4th July 2024)
Sunday
Time Class
9:00 am – 9:45 am Tiny Tigers (4-6 Years)
10:15 am – 11:15 am Beginner to Purple & White Belt 4th Kyu (6 Years +)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Brown Belt, Brown & White Belt, Brown & Double White Belt and Black Belt 3rd Kyu – Dan Grade (6 Years +)
11:30 am – 12:30 pm Adult Only – Beginner to Black Belt (14 Years +)
Time Class
9:00 am – 10:00 am Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
9:30 am – 10:30 am Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)
Time Class
11:00 am – 12:00 pm Beginner to Black Belts – All Grades (6 Years +)

Refer a Friend and they get their first FOUR lessons FREE

Complete the form below and we’ll be in touch.

Training Locations

We offer classes throughout Norfolk

See Full List of Training Venues

Related Pages

Karate Classes

We offer a range of different class types 7 days a week at a range of different times so there will always be one to suit you. From our Tiny Tigers classes for 4 to 6 year olds to Junior and Adult Karate, we cater for all ages. Families can also train together at our Family Classes.

Personal Tuition

Personal tuition lessons are available for Adults, Juniors and Tiny Tigers at The Dojo Norwich with our instructors. Instructors can be emailed directly to arrange a session.

Shop

Treat yourself and your Karate to a new Gi and accessories with easy collection from your chosen ESKA Dojo.

ESKA

The Dojo Norwich
3 Burton Road
Norwich, Norfolk
NR6 6AX

+44 (0)1603 418751

[email protected]

  • ESKA on Facebook
  • ESKA on Twitter
  • ESKA on Instagram
ESKA Karate logo

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.

  • ESKA on Facebook
  • ESKA on Twitter
  • ESKA on Instagram

Copyright © 2024 ESKA all rights reserved   |  
Developed by Accent   |   Affiliated to TSKUK TSKUK Logo