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A very warm welcome to ESKA Stevenage...  A club that has been established since 1976 and has been a part of the English Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA) since 1979.  ESKA Stevenage is one of 23 clubs affiliated with ESKA across Herts, Beds and Essex (See ESKA website).

When you join ESKA Stevenage, you are not only becoming a part of a well disciplined club that has been part of the community for decades, you are being very much welcomed into a new family.  

Our teachings follow the path of traditional Japanese Shotokan and can be historically traced back to Gichin Funakoshi, the father of modern day karate.  

On a quarterly basis, ESKA clubs come together at the Stevenage Dojo (Club Honbu - Head training facility) to champion their Karate-Ka to demonstrate  they are worthy  of belt promotion.  This is achieved by Karate-Ka performing syllabus driven Karate Kihon (Basic techniques), Kata (Set sequence of techniques) and Kumite (Set Defence & Counter and controlled sparring). 

Father of Modern Day Karate

Gichin Funakoshi 

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Your first lesson is absolutely free so come on down to the Stevenage Leisure Centre and enjoy the family fun without any commitment! 

If you've enjoyed your trial and are keen to become a member, read on!


ESKA Stevenage, now also cashless and you can sign-up as a member now!  Simply click the JOIN NOW button (below) and join as a "Single Karate-Ka" or a bundled "Family Karate-Ka".   The ESKA Stevenage website is a community of fellow Karate-Ka that allows each student to manage their profile and membership monthly subscription online.  This can be managed via a computer or a mobile phone.  

About ESKA

The English Shotokan Karate Association, better known as ESKA, is a renowned Karate association with clubs in Herts, Beds, Cambs and Essex. 

ESKA was founded in 1979 by Sensei's Eddie Witcher, Michael Randall, John Van Weenen, Michael Nursey, Roger Hall, Harry Jones and Greg Durant.

Hanshi Nursey (9th Dan) Chief Instructor of ESKA teaches the senior class at the Stevenage Honbu.  ESKA's many clubs are run by Senior Dan Grades (up to 7th Dan).

Become a member

The Stevenage club was opened in 1976 by Hanshi Michael Nursey who still runs the higher grade class on a Monday 19:30 - 20:30.

The main club 18:30 - 19:30 is now run by Sensei Graham Fountain 1st Dan.


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