Club News

Student of the Year 2018

This year’s awards go to Oliver and Daisy. Oliver received the lower grade award and Daisy the higher grade award. This involves in commitment and regular attendance.

ESKA Xmas Ball and awards 2018

This year’s Shodan awards at the ESKA Dinner & Dance went to Adam, Elliott, Tabitha and Nigel. A very enjoyable evening.

Black Belts May 2018

Congratulation to Nigel for passing his Black Belt at the grading yesterday (12/05/18). Well deserved. Also a well done to Graham who trains regularly with us at the club.

Student of the Year 2017

Knebworth Karate Student of the Year 2017
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This year we were pleased to award Stanley and Oliver the Knebworth Karate Club Student of the year awards. Stanley was awarded the lower grade trophy and Oliver the higher grade trophy.

ESKA Xmas Ball and awards 2017

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We celebrated Ben being awarded his Shodan and Matthew his Nidan. Matthew was also awarded the Peter Cox Spirit cup for his outstanding dedication to karate this year.

Knebworth Karate Club First Aid Course

This years annual Knebworth First Aid Course for Instructors was held at  Stevenage Leisure Centre. Another great, friendly course run by Sarah McGuinness from Critical Response, covering a range of key subjects including CPR, Defibrillation, Critical Illness, major bleeds and Diabetes, plus several other important topics. These are 2-hour training sessions, packed with specific content tailored for our Karate Classes. As always, the course was well attended and any Knebworth Karate Student wishing to acquire their first aid certificate should contact Sensei Tony Stones. Email: tony@knebworthkarateclub.org.uk

ESKA instructors 1st Aid training
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ESKA dan grades

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To celebrate Sensei Nursey’s 9th dan, all the black belts of all grades joined together for a joint photo. This was taken at the December grading.

Student of the year 2016

Lily is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award and Adam is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.

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ESKA ball 2016

The annual ESKA ball saw awards go to Nick Shodan, Matt Nidan, Glenn Yondan and Sensei Owen Rokudan. Full details are on the ESKA website www.eska.org.uk news page.

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Student of the year awards 2015

Higher grades award 2015
Tabitha is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.

Lower grades award 2015
Max is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.

Sam receives his Nidan certificate.

Xmas ball 2015

Sam was awarded his Nidan certificate, as well as being awarded the prestigious Peter Cox award at the ESKA Xmas ball.

Matthew receives his Shodan certificate.

ESKA summer ball 2015

Matthew received his Shodan certificate at the annual ESKA summer ball.

Student of the year 2014

Junior student of the year 2013

Nathan is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.

Higher grade student of the year

Ben is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.

Ben and Joseph receive their Shodan certificates November 2014

Ben and Joseph receive their Shodan certificates November 2014

Sensei Tony receives his Godan at the ESKA Xmas ball 2014

Sensei Tony receives his Godan at the ESKA Xmas ballSensei Tony receives his Godan at the ESKA Xmas ball

Student of the year 2013

Junior student of the year 2013

Tommy is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.
Higher grade student of the year

Jack is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.

Owen receives his Shodan award

Owen receiving his Shodan

Owen received his Shodan award at the Knebworth club. He trains here as well as at the Ware club.

Annual ESKA Winter Ball 2013

Knebworth awards at the ESKA ball 2013

Rhianne and Sam received their Shodan Awards. Sensei Owen Kumite Referee certificate.
Sensei Tony Kata Judge Level 3 and Jenny Kumite table official certificates.

Student of the year 2012!

Lower grade student of the year

Ben is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.
Higher grade student of the year

Matthew is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.

Annual ESKA Winter Ball 2012

Paul was presented his Nidan certificate and Adam his Shodan at the annual winter ball in Dunstable.
Annual ESKA Winter Ball 2012

Student of the year 2011!

Ben is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.

Higher grade student of the year

Aaron is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award

ESKA Christmas Ball 2011

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Our annual Xmas Ball was held at The Palace Lodge Hotel, Dunstable this year once again. You can see the ESKA website images here and our own extra club photos here. It was a lovely evening.

Ladies Self Defence 2011

A course was held on September 18th for ladies to introduce them to self defence. The course lasted 2 hours and was run by Sensei owen Ramsden and Sensei Tony Stones. Click here to see more photos of the event.
ladies self defence

Students of the year 2010!

Lower grade student of the year

Sam is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.

Higher grade student of the year

Sonny is awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award for the second year running
and the year before that he was the “Lower grades” student of the year.

ESKA Xmas Ball November 27th 2010

Our annual Xmas Ball was held at The Palace Lodge Hotel, Dunstable this year. We are proud to say that Sensei Owen was awarded his 5th Dan during the awards ceremony. He has been training for almost 19 years now within ESKA and such a commitment deserves such an award. Following their gradings several weeks ago Glenn Hildyard and Farah  Malik were awarded their Sandan Certificates
. Xmas Ball 2010

See some photos of the night on the ESKA main website.

ESKA Summer Ball July 2nd 2010

Summer Ball 2010

Awards were given to Christian for obtaining his Shodan and to Tracy for obtaining her Assistant Instructor certificate at the annual summer dinner and dance.
More photos can be seen at the ESKA website or click here.!

ESKA Mini Olympics May 16th 2010

Mini Olympics
On Sunday the 16th May over 170 ESKA Karateka took part in the first ESKA Mini Olympics instructors course at the Stevenage Honbu.Students were able to try various martial arts including, Self Defence, Freestyle, Pad Work, Jo/Bo Weapons, Nunchuck’s, Judo and Kata Bunkai.The course lasted just over two hours and everyone thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the days’ different disciplines.
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Students of the year 2009!

Lower grade student of the year

Liam is awarded the “Lower grades” student of the year award.
Higher grade student of the year

Sonny awarded the “Higher grades” student of the year award.
Last year he was the “Lower grades” student of the year.

ESKA Christmas Ball November 28th 2009

Xmas Ball 09

Awards were given to three Shodans, one Junior Shodan, one Nidan and one Yondan at the annual ESKA Christmas dinner & dance and 30 Year Celebration.

Junior Shodan

Emily Ringe

Shodan
Paul Clements
Matt Allen

Warren Bone

Nidan
Jenny Hanson

Yondan
Tony Stones – Stevenage

Special Sensei awards
Owen Ramsden

Tony Stones

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ESKA Summer Ball July 3rd 2009

Summer Ball

Many certificates were picked up by students who train at Knebworth
at the annual ESKA Summer Dinner and Dance.For more photos click here

ESKA Kumite Course April 19th 2009

Kumite Training Course

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An exhausting but highly enjoyable 4 hours Kumite training session took place on Sunday 19th April (just an hour for the little ones) at our Stevenage Headquarters. Members from all over the county attended..

 Sensei Akita Course February 1st 2009

Sensei Akita course
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Well done to all the members of Knebworth karate club who attended the course run by Sensei Akita. ESKA flew Sensei Akita in especially from Berlin for this course and its only through your participation that we made it the success it was.  I think it was very interesting and I hope you all enjoyed it. Sensei Akita was very impressed with ESKA and our students and is hoping to come back again.

Knebworth Karate Club Students of the Year 2008

Once again we have two awards. One for lower grades Yellow/white and below and one for Green belts and above.
Student of the year lower grades

Sonny wins the yellow/white and below award
Student of the year award for higher grades

Joseph wins this award once again for the higher grades
Student of teh year winners

ESKA Karate Club Christmas Ball 2008

Xmas ball 2008

A brilliant time was had by members of the karate club at the annual ESKA Xmas Dinner and Dance.
David was awarded his 2nd dan certificate and the Peter Cox spirit cup.
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Kata Course June 29th 2008 Stevenage Hombo

The black belts & intermediates enjoyed a two hour kata training course which was followed by a Kyu grade kata course. People could improve their kata or learn a totally new one.
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Kata Course

Training with Wayne Otto April 20th 2008

Four hours of Kumite training was thoroughly enjoyed by members of the club and fellow ESKA members. There were about 87 students in total.  Throughout the day he taught us techniques to help us improve our kumite skills. It was a really enjoyable day for all levels.Click here for more images in pop up window.
Wayne Otto course
Knebworth Karate Club at the Wayne Otto Kumite Training High grade Sensei's with Wayne Otto

Bournemouth Gasshuku 2008

Many members of ESKA including one of our own instructors joined Cheshunt Karate Club at their annual Gasshuku (14th-16th March at the Durley Hall Hotel in Bournemouth). Gasshuku means “training camp” and is held each year over three days to give students the chance to learn combined techniques from the instructors in a more concentrated environment.

Bournmemouth Gasshuku

Knebworth Karate Club Students of the Year 2007

This year we had two awards. One for lower grades Yellow/white and below and one for Green belts and above.
Luke, his instructors and his award
Luke wins the Yellow/white Kyu grades award
Tyler, his instructors and his award

Tyler wins the green belt and above Kyu grades award

ESKA Karate Club Christmas Ball December 2007

Jenny who passed her Black belt in May celebrated as she was awarded her Shodan certificate at the annual Christmas Ball.Standing with Mike Nursey 8th Dan & Nick Lower 5th Dan from ESKA.
Xmas ball with Jenny, Mike Nursey & Nick Lower

Tony was also awarded the Ted Docwra Spirit Cup for the year of 2007
for all his efforts and dedication throughout the previous year.
Tony & Jenny

Knebworth instructors.
Knebworth instructors
Some of Knebworth adults enjoy a great evening!
Knebworth karate club adults

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