Happy World Karate Day Everyone!
On 25th October 1936, a group of esteemed Okinawan Karate teachers held a pivotal meeting to discuss and agree upon the future of their art…
We celebrate World Karate Day to pay our respects to those who came before us and come together to acknowledge the truth that regardless of what style we happen to practice and where we happen to be around the globe, we are but one family.
As usual, we completed our 100 Kata Challenge this evening here in Cumbria and raised some cash for good causes in the process.
We performed 100 repetitions of Naihanchi Kata (plus one for the dojo) and split these up with 100 burpees for a super-charged challenge in true E.S.K.K style!
It was also nice to welcome Jenny, Kevin, Sandra, Joe, Richard and Rachel from our fitness classes, who conducted their own demanding challenge alongside us, combining a total of 100 exercises from our weekly Kettlebell, Body Conditioning and Enduro-Strike sessions!
It was great to see such a range of grades, ages and experiences meet to take on this challenge together. For some it was their first time and for others it has been an annual habit for the past decade.
A special shout out to our junior members who participated...we were especially impressed with all your hard work and commitment. Thanks also to the Cumbria Academy for Autism for kindly providing us the use of their hall.
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