Karate club expands into Diss and Long Stratton

Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA)
Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA)

A long-established Norfolk karate club is encouraging youngsters to take part in ‘exercise for your mind and body’, ahead of the launch of new classes in Diss and Long Stratton.

The Eastern Shotokan Karate Association (ESKA), which has operated in the region for more than 20 years, will expand its reach to Long Stratton Leisure Centre and Diss High School, starting in early July.

Nathan Bond, one of the senior instructors at ESKA, said: “It is a great way to keep fit and develop yourself.

“The classes are getting really busy and popular, so this was a natural expansion.

“It’s really a beginner activity. It takes four-and-a-half to five years for people to get to black belt. That’s a journey we take with them.”

The Long Stratton sessions will begin on July 5, 7pm-8pm, with a Family Karate Class for adults and children aged six and up.

The Diss classes, meanwhile, will commence on July 6, from 5.30pm, featuring the Family Class and a Tiny Tigers group for anybody between four and six years old.

For more details, call 01603 418751 or visit www.eska.co.uk