The ultimate aim of the art of karate lies not in victory or defeat, but in the perfection of the characters of its participants
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An excellent course presented by the senior ESA karateka
The senior karateka of the ESA maintain the concept of learning from all forms of martial arts practice.
The ESA had the pleasure of welcoming Sensei Dirk Heene, 8th Dan to present an International Open Course
The annual international open course at Lilleshall is always a popular event and 2016
was no exception.
In 2012 the West Lancs Academy Senior Team returned victorious from the BSK National Open Championships.
There are only a handful of men alive who can be credited with taking Funakoshi’s Okinawan art form and contributing to the developmentof what we know today as traditional Karate-Do.
More than two decades have passed since the sudden and tragic death of Sensei Steve Cattle the founder of the English Shotokan Academy.
Interview conducted by Jose Alberto Pinheiro
By Sensei Dirk Heene - 2000
Interview conducted by Budo International magazine
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