The ESA Executive would like to say a big thank you to all Karateka who attended the Annual International Open Course which took take place at Lilleshall on the 10th - 12th August 2018. We enjoyed World class training from ESA instructors Sensei Michaylo Fedyk 7th Dan, Sensei Geoff Beasley 7th Dan, Sensei Alan Armstrong 6th Dan, Sensei Roger Hooton 5th Dan and Guest Instructor Sensei Julian Mead 6th Dan.
Unfortunately, Sensei Dirk Heene was unable to join the event due to to flight issues and although his absence was missed, the instructors offered a vast amount of martial arts experience. Providing 8 hours of coordinated Karate instruction across the 3 day residential course.
Set in spectacular surroundings Lilleshall is a National Sports Complex offering excellent training and accommodation facilities and has hosted the English Shotokan Academy's annual residential course since 2001. As well as the World Class training there was time to relax in the spectacular setting of the complex and a three course meal with entertainment on the Saturday night.
We have received lots of positive feedback from participants of the event and dates for next years residential event will be announced soon.
Thanks to all the instructors and organisers for putting on another great event.