A new 5th Dan for the club!

Sensei John Gillespie was awarded his 5th Dan at the annual ESKA dinner and dance on Saturday 27th November 2010. This is a great achievement! Well done.


Sensei John Gillespie 5th Dan!

Dan Gradings November 13th 2010

We have two new black belts and a new intermediate black belt within the club. Congratulations.

Dan Grade Andrew Quenet and Luke Santilli


Intermediate Dan Grade Thomasz Cwalinski


ESKA Kata Squad takes 5 medals at the AMA

With over 800 competitors the AMA International championship (Sheffield) is one of the largest events of the year for Karate in the UK. Competitors from all over the world attend and the standard is exceptionally high. So our association was very pleased to come away with so many medals.


James Kirkpatrick 3rd place (Weapons kata)
Sara Rand 3rd place (Girls Brown Belt Kata)
Emma Gillespie 3rd place (Ladies Masters) ……… Birchwood
Paul Raymond 2nd place (Mens Masters)
John Gillespie 1st place (Mens Masters) ………… Birchwood


Sensei John Gillespie
Emma Gillespie