Welcome to ESKC

Train with Sensei Grahame Hunter (4th Dan). Traditional karate in a friendly and supportive club.

Come and join us - you'll be made very welcome.

Sensei's Blog

Have you ever stopped to think about karate and really analyse your technique?

Karate is obviously about doing, and there's no substitute for that. But there's also very much place for pausing to think about your karate.

In this blog post, Sensei Grahame explores the idea that a little bit of thinking can bring a lot of benefit.

Read the full blog

Is your licence up to date?

It is vital that you have an up-to-date licence.

Your licence ensures that you have the proper insurance in place to train. Every KUGB licence has an Expiry Date so please check yours and renew it immediately if necessary.

All renewals can be done online - just click on the link below.

KUGB Licence Renewals and Applications

Matilda's Blog

Matilda has been training with ESKC since 2014.

She is a brilliant student and works really hard every lesson. The work has paid off because she has just been awarded her 3rd kyu (brown belt).

She has written our first student blog and has some great advice to help with your training.

Matilda's blog


Free First Lesson

Come and train with us. You don't need to be fast, fit or flexible and you can learn karate at any age. You don't need any special clothing, just turn up in something comfortable at any of our sessions. Your first lesson is free, then if you decide that karate's not for you, it won't cost you a penny.

Where ...

We train in the main sports hall at the Galtres Centre in Easingwold Market place. Our facilities are among the best in Yorkshire with lots of space and all the necessary safety equipment. There are also proper changing rooms with showers, refreshments on sale and plenty of free parking.

When ...

We train twice a week at the Galtres Centre, Easingwold. Click here for directions.

Saturdays: 10am - 12noon

Wednesdays: 6pm - 8pm

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Sensei Grahame

Sensei Grahame Hunter is a 4th Dan Black Belt who has been teaching Shotokan karate in Easingwold since 2003. He is passionate about teaching and ensures that each lesson is suitably challenging but always supportive so that every student can progress at a pace that is right for them.

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We are very proud to be affiliated to the Karate Union of Great Britain - the biggest single-style karate organisation in the UK. Our membership gives us access to some of the most experienced instructors in the world who are always happy to help and run regular masterclasses for all students.

Visit the KUGB website

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All about karate

You've heard of karate and probably seen some it on tv, but what is it all about? The three basics are kihon, kata and kumite. And the benefits are so much more than self-defence. Click below to discover what all tha means and start your journey today. It could change your life!

More about karate