ESKA Championship 2022

    ESKA Championship 2022

    ESKA 2022 – What a comeback!

    Winterthur, Switzerland greeted athletes from 20 Countries around Europe for the 36th ESKA Championships. Previously designated ESKA 2021, the Championships had to be postponed due to the Covid Pandemic and the Organising Team did a fantastic job in pulling everything together not knowing how many athletes would be able to attend and compete with Covid still affecting many people.

    Before the competition, a Referees Course and Examinations took place under the guidance of Ted Hedlund, Maurizio Contipelli and Tomasso Mini. The final examination being, of course, the competition itself. ?? candidates successfully joined the Team of qualified ESKA Referees.

    During Congress the ESKA delegates were presented with up-to-date information about the Organisation and important points of the championships including that this would be one of the biggest ESKA tournaments to date.

    The Competition began and with 626 world-class entries in kata and kumite we were looking forward to some exciting matches. The Athletes did not disappoint as the competition was dominated by nail-biting fights and superb kata performances. This, together with a great atmosphere in the venue made for a memorable comeback!

    Topping the table was Portugal, closely followed by the Czech Republic and England.

    The president of ESKA, Mr. Richard Poole handed the ESKA flag to the representative of the host of the 2023 Championships, Javier Artero Teran, President of ASKT.

    We look forward to seeing you in San Fernando Spain from 1-3 December for the 37th ESKA Championships.


    Freitag, Mai 17, 2024 - 17:30