The European Shotokan Karate-do Association was founded in 1986 in Ghent, Belgium at the request of the member countries of the former European Amateur Karate Federation. ESKA is a fully democratic, non-political organization formed to foster and develop traditional Shotokan competition around Europe. ESKA championships are held every year at the end of November or beginning of December.

    Successful ESKA-Championships in Crawley 2015:

    In the year of the 30th anniversary of ESKA the European Shotokan Championship took place in Crawley, England. On behalf of the European Shotokan Karate-do Association (ESKA) it was a pleasure to come back to Crawley a second time after a very successful championship at the same place in 2008.

    613 entries from 21 nations underlined this high leveled and perfectly-organized competition. So the ESKA, the local organizers all participating delegations and all guests witnessed a good quality of the performances both in Kata and Kumite and also a fantastic athmosphere at this championship. The hosting nation England won the medals table with five golden, four silver and four bronze medals in front of Poland and Germany.

    Next year the ESKA-Championships will take place in Chalkida / Greece on 25-27th November 2016.

    Impressions of the ESKA- European Shotokan Karate-Do Championships 2015 in Crawley can be found here: