THE DOJO KUN
- To seek the perfection of character
- To follow the path of truth
- To cultivate the spirit of effort
- To esteem etiquette
- To admonish brute courage
About the ESA
The English Shotokan Academy (ESA) was founded in January 1991, by the late Steve Cattle 6th Dan, and a group of like-minded karate-ka.
For many years Steve had been a student of the late Shihan Taiji Kase, 9th Dan. In order to expand his own study of Traditional Shotokan Karate, as taught by Sensei Kase, and that of his own students, Steve formed the ESA.
Can Anyone Practice Karate?
Anyone who is in reasonable health can train at Karate.
Yes, men, women and children, including people with physical disabilities, can do karate.
The true spirit of karate is more about effort than ability. The only requirement is that you can maintain concentration for the duration of the lesson.