About IESKA

We Are Young But We
Have A Lot Of Friends Already

Our
Story

All Started In 2016

IESKA (Ichiban Eikoku Shotokan Karate Association) was formed on January 1st 2016 under the guidance of Sensei Martyn Styler and his partner Lisa. Sensei Martyn had formerly been with another association.

In a time of uncertainty about whether Sensei Martyn would continue where he was or quit all together, it was the encouragement of his partner and how he could not let down his students to step away and make an association where he could follow his heart and ambitions. They spent days behind the scenes going through English and Japanese to find the right words that could also be used in acronyms format.

Within days you could see their hard work, dedication and future commitment to make something extraordinary. They didn’t do this without help. Those instructors loyal to Sensei Martyn stayed with him and helped him through this difficult period Assistant Chief Instructor Martin Draper, Simon Harrison, Sam Hazard, Alan Walker, Michelle Reynolds, Debbie Reynolds, Hayley Gell, David Griffiths, Stuart Lemmis and Brett Sale.

Within weeks Sensei Martyn Styler, Simon Harrison and Brett Sale put together the Squad which was competing and winning across the country. In less than six months they were invited to join the AMA England team to go the WUKF World Championships and several members came back with medals and World Champions accolades.

In an expedition and with friends at the highest levels around the world, Sensei Martyn was asked to join the Dai Nippon Butoku Kai (DNBK) which is the oldest running Dojo and Governing Body in the world which is based in Japan, which saw an invitation for himself, Martin Draper, Simon Harrison and David Griffiths to grade in Kyoto, Tokyo and Okinawa over a two week period under Karate Masters. They graded under three ninth and three tenth dans in Okinawa. Not many people alive can boast such an accomplishment.

  • Sport Karate

    Sport Karate

    This is where Karate is made competitive and gives students the opportunity to compete and perform in competitions around the Country and the World. We already have current World Champions in our Squad!!!

    Sport Karate
  • Karate

    Karate

    Join today and start your journey to earning a recognised black belt.

    Karate
  • The Squad

    The Squad

    Meet our competitive squad with members from the age of six years old and up. Our squad can legitimately state they are recognised World Champions under the World Union Karate Federation in both 2016 and 2018.

    The Squad

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  • Kimberley Hall

    Kimberley Hall

    Been apart of this club for nearly 5 years , great place with great people.
    Fantastic club for adults and children all staff welcoming and friendly.

  • Paul Thewelder

    my kids have been involved in martial arts for over 4 years…. this has been the best gym they have been too.. by a mile friendly, helpful and sensai Martin is brilliant with them highly recommend this place to anyone

    Paul Thewelder
  • Leah Dallimer

    Leah Dallimer

    Wouldn’t ask for a better squad to train with ☺️ would 100% recommend IESKA to anyone thinking about joining a club. The squad is full of amazing, caring funny group of people couldn’t ask for a better group of people. Don’t think twice about it. Come join IESKA 👊🥋