The Orchard

We have some more great news, we are looking to open a new karate club in Biggleswade! After nearly 4 successful years of the Ickleford Karate Club, we are venturing towards opening another club in Biggleswade on the new Kings Reach estate.

The location we are looking at is ‘The Orchard‘ which is a community centre in the heart of the Kings Reach estate. Kings Reach is only a short drive from the A1, making it a perfect location. The community centre is brand new and isn’t even open yet, so we are unable to confirm a date at this moment. Either way its exciting news and we wanted to share it.

The centre is brand new and comes with some great facilities.


  • Large air conditioned hall with bright LED lighting and a soft sports floor
  • Male, Female and disabled toilets and changing rooms
  • Shower facility
  • A meeting/training room
  • Fully equipped kitchen

Check out some of the pictures below…

I think you’ll agree, the place looks great!

There is still much to sort out, however if you are interested in being one of the first students of the Biggleswade Karate Club then you can submit your interest here.

We will keep you updated with regards to dates and times. If you are an existing student of Ickleford, we will be putting together an offer to train here for a reduced price. Therefore if you miss a lesson or need 2 in a week, it needn’t break the bank.

Sensei Steve

New Website

Hey everyone, we have some exciting news to share, we have a new website!

Lets be honest, it was about time that we updated our website and joining ESKA seemed like the perfect time to do it.

Whilst it is pretty basic at the moment, it contains the essentials (dates for events, competitions and gradings). We will be adding to it and improving it over the coming weeks/months.

We have the following ideas planned:


  • Instructor bios
  • Beginner page – what do you need to know.
  • Gallery of Pictures and Videos
  • Current students and grades
  • Grading page – tips for grading and grading information.
  • Online Syllabus – online grading syllabus
  • Karate history

Do you have any ideas of what you would like to see on here? Let us know.