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All Grade St Helens Jun 2017

An excellent course presented by the senior ESA karateka

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Julian Mead St Helens Feb 2017

The senior karateka of the ESA maintain the concept of learning from all forms of martial arts practice.

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Dirk Heene Ormskirk Nov 2016

The ESA had the pleasure of welcoming Sensei Dirk Heene, 8th Dan to present an International Open Course 

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Lilleshall 2016

The annual international open course at Lilleshall is always a popular event and 2016 was no exception. 

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Bsk Squad

In 2012 the West Lancs Academy Senior Team returned victorious from the BSK National Open Championships.


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Kase 375X200

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.

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Steve Cattle 375X200

More than two decades have passed since the sudden and tragic death of Sensei Steve Cattle the founder of the English Shotokan Academy.

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Dirk Heene 375X200

Interview conducted by Jose Alberto Pinheiro

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Taiji Kase

Interview conducted by Budo International magazine

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