About our Club

A brief history of Easingwold Shotokan Karate Club.

A small room - one instructor - three students

Easingwold Shotokan Karate Club began life in a small upstairs room of the Galtres Centre in 2003. There were three students on the first day and the room had a thick red carpet. It was far from ideal.

As word began to spread, more students came to find out what karate was all about.

The club grew and moved to the main sports hall which had a proper training floor and no carpet.

Fast forward to today and there are more than forty students of all ages and abilities with regular new joiners.

One of those students who trained on carpet on Day One is now part of the England Karate Squad.

10 years later, we join the KUGB

In 2013 we were delighted to be accepted in to the acclaimed Karate Union of Great Britain. This gives us access to some of the most experienced and influential instructors in the UK.

They are always available to give help and advice to anyone who needs it - whatever the problem, whatever their grade. In karate, everyone is equal.

We're incredibly proud of all our students and their achievements. And this is only the beginning!

Jonothan Cooper with Sensei Grahame
One of our original students and now a
member of the England Karate Squad.


Rosey Gregg
Our first female black belt in 2009.

More resources

About Sensei Grahame
Read more about Sensei Grahame Hunter (Yondan) - Chief Instructor of ESKC.

Sensei Grahame's Blog
Regular updates from Sensei Grahame with training advice and thoughts about karate in general.