April 2024

Awesome job

Congratulations to Sesma competition squads Elite members on being selected for the British Karate four nations championships. We had one athlete selected for this in 2023 and it has now gone up to four with additional athletes in the pipeline for next year.

Chloe Miller
Rhys Carter
Isabel Swanborough
Nyah Spedding

It’s going to be a busy month for these 4! A competition in Harlow this Sunday, the English national championships the following Sunday and now the British Championships at the end of April🤯🥋
Explanation of the differences in levels of competition ie Amateur & Professional at end of Newsletter.


Congratulations to all those that took part in the East of England Series last month, you were all amazing and sesma are super proud of you all.

Instructor Training 5th April 8pm

All instructor inc Senior, assistant & junior instructors may attend.

Instructor Training is held the 1st Friday of the month after the kata sessions.

This month we will be covering how to help students that have SEND.

White & Red belt grading

We will be giving out invites to White & Red Belts in April to attend their grading on:

          Saturday 27th April    1pm Kickboxing        Karate 2pm           

On the day of your grading, could you please:

🥋 Wear full martial arts outfit inc belt

🥋 £20 payment for your White to Red Belt Grading (pay on the day)

🥋 £30 for Red to Yellow Belt Grading (pay on the day)

🥋 Your grading invite

KATA Friday 5th April & 3rd May

For Yellow Belts & Above

Would You Like….

Not having to worry about knowing your Kata for your grading in June?

Not having to worry that your kata is good enough for your grading in June?

Would You Prefer to…..

KNOW your new kata is ready for June gradings?

SO MANY students have benefited from attending these friday sessions.

Kata is the foundation of martial arts, it not only helps with learning blocks and strikes, but also improves memory, discpline and focus.

For students that are on the Advance /Elite packages (2 classes per week) there is the dedicated KATA class that concentrates solely on your grade and kata.

Each class has 2-3 instructors to help you get your kata its best, but you will still need to practice at home too.

jnr & Adlt 2

KATA Friday Class Times

4pm Yellow & Orange Belts
5pm Green & 2nd Green Belts
6pm Blue & 2nd Blue Belts
7pm Purple & Above

8 week Black belt training

Those that are wanting to take their Black Belt Grading on 29th June, your 8 weeks of Black Belt Training starts 27th April.

You must attend 6 of the 8 Saturdays leading up to your grading.

More details about your grading including the Permission to Grade Letter.

Visit https://sesma.co.uk/black-belt-grading/

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The Nerf Gun play starts with your battle kit being issued before top secret, very important safety briefing. Then it’s into the zone for fun filled Nerf gun battle action under the watchful eyes of your battlefield commanders!

All safety equipment, scenarios, guns and FUN provided.

£10 per player.

Nerf Gun Parties at SESMA Martial Arts Studio Norwich

tuesday Kickboxing Class

Open to beginners (1st class free) and existing Kickboxing members.

The classes will be taught by Master Wayne.

Remember you can swap and change your classes about.

8pm every Tuesday starting 5th March

Existing members..
If you are paying for 2 sessions a week, your package will be changing to UNLIMITED PACKAGE so that it includes the Tuesdays class too.

Remember you are not restricted to a set training day, you can swop and change.

Games Evening

Games Evening Saturday 11th May 6pm – whenever pm

Come and join us in a fun evening of board games at the SESMA Studio

Bring along your favourite games to share the fun with other game loving individuals and families.

This is a free event open to all.

We have had a couple of families bring food to share, so lets all bring a little something for all to share.

Tea/Coffee and squash provided.

April Fitness

A few of you joined in the monthly fitness that started in January.

Here is April’s Fitness workout.

There are also healthy eating advice/recipes and other workouts available on the Members Portal.

If you need a little “accountability”, I will set up a SESMA Fitness FB group for those that need that extra little bit of support, which im one off.

I will post more details soon on here and on the Members Facebook Group.

If interested in joining the SESMA Fitness Group, please email me your interest to wayne@sesma.co.uk or text/whatsapp me 07739914684

Karate & Kickboxing gradings

Details of the assessments and grading for the year can be found following the links below.

White & Red Belt Grading

Yellow belt & Above

Black Belts

You need sparring pads

Like most sports you will need equipment, same with your martial arts.

You need sparring equipment which consists of sparring gloves and shin/foot pads.

RED & YELLOW Belts need a minimum of hand pads/gloves

GREEN Belts need hand pads/glove and shin/foot pads. 

These can be purchased via our on-line shop HERE 

Please purchase from SESMA, you will know that they meet safety/insurance standards and are competitive in price.
Purchasing from SESMA you are supporting YOUR club and not amazon/Sports Direct or a business that you have no connection with. 
Thank you

Kickboxers: Please do not be offended if we do not allow you to wear your gloves for sparring due to being the wrong weight gloves.

Kata Workshops 30th May

2 weeks till your kata assessment and 4 weeks till your grading.

This is a great workshop to come and polish those katas ready for your next belt.

Click on the TIMES below for Booking links.


Booking for this event is now available, please click “BOOKING” Button below

You don’t need a canoe or paddle board as we can swap about whilst having a picnic.
Parents can enjoy a few bevvies too.

Sunday 28th July 12 noon

The Bush Pub
55 The Street, Costessey, Norwich NR8 5DD

Closed Bank Holiday Mondays Mon 6th May & Mon 27th May

Remember you are not restricted to your class day, you are able to change days or make up for missed one.

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