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Competitive Karate

What are Karate Competitions?

Karate competitions focus on the two disciplines of Kata and Kumite. These can be done as individuals, teams and can even alternate in some events.

ESKA runs our own interclub competitions as a way to introduce our members to competitive Karate. We also give our students the opportunity to compete and National and International Competitions throughout the year, both representing ESKA and Great Britain through the TSKUK.

To help our students prepare for competitions, we hold Squad classes at The Dojo Norwich twice a month. It is from these classes ESKA has produced National and International medallists – many of which you can find on our teaching team!

ESKA Squad Classes

Squad Coaches

Jason Hitchings
(6th Dan)

Head Coach

Ethan Dye
(3rd Dan)

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Max Threadwell
(2nd Dan)

Squad Coach

Darren Potter
(1st Dan)

Chief Referee

Squad Classes

Squad classes are free to attend for all Squad members but do not count as a lesson towards the minimum grading requirements.

Squad members are selected by invite only. All ESKA members aged 6+ and Red Belt (9th Kyu) or above are able to attend tryouts for Squad at the Open Squad Sessions. If successful, they will be invited to join the Squad.

 

The full Squad timetable can be found below

Training Times

ESKA Squad Timetable

Squad classes are by invite only. Prospective Squad members are able to attend tryouts for ESKA’s Competition Squad at the Open Squad Trials that are included below.

Class Date Time
Closed Squad Training Friday 3rd May 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 17th May 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 7th June 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 21st June 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 5th July 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Open Squad Trials Friday 19th July 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 2nd August 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm
Closed Squad Training Friday 16th August 2024 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm

Squad Competition Timetable

Please see the full list of our upcoming competitions below. All competitions are for Squad members only, other than those marked as ‘open to all’.

CompetitionDateLocation
ESKA Interclub Individual Competition – Individual Kata and Individual Kumite (open to all)Sunday 28th January 2024The Dojo Norwich (NR6 6AX)
Official WUKF British Open Karate Championships (open to all ESKA Squad Members)9th and 10th March 2024K2 Arena , Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ
ESKA Interclub Kata Competition – Individual Kata, Team Kata and Pairs Kata (open to all ESKA Members)Sunday 14th April 2024 The Dojo Norwich (NR6 6AX)
TSKUK National Competition (open to all ESKA Members)Sunday 19th May 2024Waterside Farm Leisure Centre, Somnes Avenue, Canvey Island
SS8 9RA
ESKA Beginners Competition – Kata & Kumite (open to all ESKA Members)Sunday 7th July 2024The Dojo Norwich (NR6 6AX)
ESKA Interclub Kumite Competition – Individual Kumite and Team Kumite (open to all ESKA Members)Sunday 6th October 2024The Dojo Norwich (NR6 6AX)
2024 WUKF European Karate Championships (Select Squad Only)9th to 13th October 2024Pruszków (Warsaw)
JKAE Open Championship (open to all ESKA Squad Members)Saturday, 2nd Nov 2024K2 Arena , Pease Pottage Hill, Crawley RH11 9BQ

ESKA Interclub Competition Rules & Regulations

You can download the ESKA Interclub Competition Rules and Regulations HERE.

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