The Organisation of the English Shotokan Academy
The ESA is a fully constituted association, with democratically elected officers dedicated to the continuation of the traditional values and practices of Shotokan Karate, as passed on by Steve Cattle and Sensei Kase. The ESA maintains strong international links with the KSKA.
The ESA is run by Executive Committee, all of whom are elected by the membership. Executive members stand for a two-year term of office and are eligible for re-election at the end of their term.
Technical direction is given by a Technical Committee comprised of senior instructors/grading examiners, of whom most are members of the Kase-Ha Shotokan-Ryu Karate-do Academy.
The Technical Committee is supported by a group of qualified examiners who implement the standards set by the Committee. The examiners fall into two categories: National and Club Examiners, based on seniority, experience and qualifications.