Hi to all the ESKA members, families and friends, I hope very one is well and taking care of yourself and each other during these unusual and difficult times.

The ESKA Virtual Dojo lessons via Zoom are now being brought to you live each day and it has been truly fantastic to see so many members joining in. If you miss one for any reason, or you would like to revisit a session, they are also on the ESKA YouTube channel, which can be found HERE.

To download Zoom visit https://zoom.us/download

You don’t need to create a profile, just enter our Meeting ID, which is 890 147 5767. This should be the same for every class. Please log on around 10 minutes before the class starts, to make sure you are set up and ready to go. The content for each class is aimed at the groups above, but everyone is welcome, so feel free to join in with all the classes!

This Weeks Class Schedule

Monday 30th March at 4pm – Intermediate/Higher Grade Kumite with Sensei Jason
Tuesday 31st March at 4pm – Tiny Tigers Kihon with Sensei Dan
Wednesday 1st April at 4pm – Intermediate/Higher Grade Kihon with Sensei Dave
Thursday 2nd April at 4pm – Tiny Tiger Breakfalls with Sensei Nathan
Friday 3rd April at 4pm – Blackbelt Kumite with Sensei Dan
Saturday 4th April at 10am – Lower Grade Kihon with Sensei Jason
Sunday 5th April at 10am – Intermediate/Higher Grade Kata with Sensei Dave

We will also be releasing details about how members can get involved in some upcoming events. These will include;

  • Best home training photo competition
  • Karate Quiz

…But we are going to start off with a Online kata competition starting Tuesday 31st March 2020!

Here are the categories and details of how to enter. There will be medals for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place entries which will be posted out to you after the results are released.

Categories

Junior (Up to 13 yrs)

White – Orange Belt
Yellow – Purple and White Belt
Brown Belt
Black Belt

Cadets and Seniors (14 yrs +)

White – Orange Belt
Yellow – Purple and White Belt
Brown Belt
Black Belt

How to enter
  • All entries must be submitted in video format (smartphone or other recording device) and sent via either Facebook messenger or Instagram messenger
  • All competitors must wear their Karate Gi (suit) and shoes if performed outside.
  • You can do any kata you wish (Tokui Kata).
  • When sending in your kata please let us know if you are happy for us to share the video on our social media platforms.
  • You can either do the kata in complete and correct form (we suggest doing it outside) however if space is an issue we will accept adaptions for these restrictions).
  • Medals will be presented for the top three entries chosen but the ESKA Senior instructors and student will receive their medal by post.
  • Entries must be submitted by Sunday 12th April 2020 and winners will be announced on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

Good luck – Osu

ESKA Instructor Training

Jason Sensei will be continuing the instructor training sessions virtually – every Monday evening at 6pm. This will ensure the ESKA Instructors are continuing their development ready for when normal class can hopefully resume soon.

During our closure of classes, the ESKA team will still have access to emails and will be able respond to all queries. We will also continue to post updates via our Social Media platforms:

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Most importantly, we are very grateful for your continuing support in these uncertain times and hope that you and your loved ones remain safe and well.

ESKA Karate