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.
ESKA-Championships in Chalkida/Greece 2016:
After the last ESKA championships in Athens in 1989 the greek city of Chalkida hosted the 31st edition of the European Karate-Do Championships.
749 entries from 24 nations underline a great participation from all around europe and guaranteed an exciting championship with excellent kata and kumite bouts.
The tournament took place from 25-27th november at the competition venue “Tasos Kampouris”. While on friday the cadets fought for the titles, on saturday and sunday the athletes of the junior and senior categories demonstrated their best performances on their way to the podium.
In the medals table team Russia achieved an extraordinary result with a total amount of 27 medals (11 gold, 6 silver and 10 bronce). Poland and Germany followed on second and third place with five and three gold medals.
The next European Shotokan Karate-Do Championships will take place in Matosinhos/Portugal from 24th-26th of november 2017.
impressions of the ESKA- European Shotokan Karate-Do Championships 2016 in Chalkida can be found here: