Ware Karate Club News

Eska Dinner &  Dance 2019

We celebrated 40 years of ESKA at our annual Dinner & Dance this year. Awards and celebrations.

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Maddie and Emma Dan grading

Well done to Maddie for achieving Shodan and Emma for Intermediate Dan, Saturday 16/11/19. If you get a black belt in ESKA then you have really worked hard for many years.
Maddie and Emma Dan grading
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ESKA Championships 2019 Medal showing!

We always ask everyone to show us their medals and celebrate entering.

ESKA Championships 2019

To celebrate 4o years of ESKA, we held a special championship at our main Hombu in Stevenage. Well done to those who competed and a big well done to those that won!

ESKA Dinner & Dance 2018

Maddie was awarded her instructor certificate at the annual Dinner & Dance.  Well done Maddie.

Assistant Instructor!

Maddie assistant instructor

Maddie is now a fully Qualified Assistant Instructor. This involved being police checked, passing 1st Aid and being assessed by the Association.

ESKA Championships 2018

Well done to those that entered this year’s championships.

Freestyle Yellow to Green belt

2nd Gene Tierney

Kihon Blue belt

3rd Jude Bazzard


ESKA Championships 2017

Some of our participants and medal winners from this year’s ESKA Championship.

Yellow Belt Kata
3rd Gene Tierney

Freestyle Yellow to Green belt
1st Jack Newby
3rd Gene Tierney

Freestyle Purple belt
3rd Archie Newby

Ware entrants ESKA competition 2017


First Aid Course for instructors 2017

This year’s annual association First Aid Course for Instructors was held at Stevenage Leisure Centre. A great course run by Sarah McGuinness from Critical Response. We covered a range of key subjects including CPR, Defibrillation, Critical Illness, major bleeds and Diabetes, plus several other important topics. This was a 2-hour training session, with specific content tailored for our Karate Classes.

ESKA instructors 1st Aid training


ESKA Championships 2016

ESKA Championships 2016

Full details and club results can be found on the Eska news page. Click here. Not all brought in their trophies but they did very well.

ESKA Championships 2015

ESKA Championships 2015

Full details and club results can be found on the Eska news page. Click here. We are always proud of those that enter.

ESKA Championships 2014

ESKA Championships 2014

Well done to all those that entered this years Championships. See the full results and more photos as the ESKA website. Click here.

Owen receives his Shodan award November 2013.
Awarded at the Knebworth Club where he also trains.

Owen receives his Shodan

ESKA championships 2013

ESKA championships 2013

Well done to all those that entered this years Championships, See the full results and more photos as the ESKA website. Click here.

New Junior Black Belt. May 11th 2013.

Congratulations to Owen on working so hard to achieve this.

Dan grading May 2013


ESKA championships 2012

ESKA championships 2012

Well done to all those that entered this year’s Championships, See the full results and more photos as the ESKA website. Click here.

New black belt

Well done to Lee for achieving black belt on November 10th 2012.

Lee Dan award 2012

ESKA Xmas Ball 2011

Awards xmas 11
The annual Xmas Ball was held once again over in Dunstable at the Palace Lodge Hotel. It was a very enjoyable evening with awards presented after the meal.
Photos can be seen at the association website or click here for more photos.

ESKA Championships 2011


Some of the children competed at the annual ESKA Championships in Stevenage on October 30th. For the results table and for more pictures please click here. Well done to them!

ESKA Xmas Ball 2010

Awards xmas 10
knebworth club
The annual Xmas Ball was held at Dunstable this year. Sensei Owen who ran the Ware club for many years was awarded his 5th Dan at the presentations.
Photos can be seen at the association website or click here for more photos.

ESKA Championships October 31st 2010

Ware karate club winners

Sunday 31st October 2010 saw the annual ESKA Championships held at Stevenage Leisure Centre. In total there were 301 entrances from 178 competitors, 50 events providing 100 medals, 100 trophies and a participation certificate for everyone who competed. More pictures and results of the day can be found at the association website or click here for more photos.

ESKA Summer Ball July 2nd 2010

Instructors Tony and Jenny joined other instructors and students at the annual summer ball. We are pictured here with club members holding their awards from one of our sister clubs. Also pictured is Owen who used to teach at Ware as well. More pictures can be found at the association website or click here.

ESKA summer ball
ESKA Mini Olympics May 16th 2010


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 day’s different disciplines.
More photos can be seen on the ESKA website . Click here.

ESKA Christmas Dinner & Dance – 30 Year Celebration

Emily - Shodan

Jenny - Nidan
Tony - Club award
Tony - Yondan

Instructors from Ware were awarded various levels of Dan Grades at the annual Christmas Dinner & Dance. Emily her Shodan(1st), Jenny her Nidan (2nd), Tony his Yondan (4th). Sensei Tony was also awarded a special club instructor award to celebrate 30 years of ESKA. p> Instructors from Ware were awarded various levels of Dan Grades at the annual Christmas Dinner & Dance. Emily her Shodan(1st), Jenny her Nidan (2nd), Tony his Yondan (4th). Sensei Tony was also awarded a special club instructor award to celebrate 30 years of ESKA.

Jenny is awarded her Nidan (2nd level Black Belt)
November 23rd 2009.

Kata and Kumite Competition October 11th 2009

Some of the competitors from Ware Club

Well done to those who passed their Kyu grades on September 13th.

New club website created.

Dan achievements. April 2009

Well done to Emily, Charlie and Jess on their successful Dan gradings.

Junior DansEmily passed her Junior Dan

2nd Dans

Charlie and Jess passed their 2nd Dan’s.