December Newsletter

Its a shame to start the December Newsletter with a moan…

Over the last couple of weeks there has been an increase of rubbish left in the carpark at the end of the evenings and weekends.
Happy meal packaging, water bottles, red bull cans and cigarette butts.
This really is not acceptable, there is a bin outside the studio, you are welcome to use it.
Ian Smiths have noticed also have complained as it is in there parking area too which they kindly allow us to use.
We teach our students to respect themselves and others, please do the same and not leave your litter and cigarette butts in the carpark. 

RIGHT… back to the normal boring newsletter 🤣🤣🤣

KATA Friday Class Times

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

KATA Friday 2nd December

For Yellow Belts & Above

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.

We are extremely awesome instructors, but you still need to do some work yourself.

Yellow belts and above will need to perform the new kata for their next belt.

The katas are also available to view on the SESMA Members Portal.

If you have not yet registered to the Portal then please follow link: Members Portal

We Have Never Done This Before...

This will be a first for SESMA and the team and myself are pretty excited by this.

We would like a SESMA Student group photo with all the SESMA students in, very similar to a school year photo.

This is for all SESMA Students, Little Dragons, Karate, Junior & Adult Kickboxing and Kungfu, plus instructors & staff.

We have the privilege of the famous sports photographer Lex Spedding coming in to take the photo and there will be an opportunity to have individual posed martial art photos too (details to follow).

For this to work and be a success, and for you to be in the photo (which will be displayed in studio) you need to be there and in FULL UNIFORM

WHEN??  Wednesday 21st December 7pm at the SESMA Studio

Additional Parking available at the TLC church on Hall Lane.

Lex Spedding Professional Photographer for sesma martial arts norwich

Hi, my name is Lex Spedding. I’m a freelance photographer and parent to 3 Sesma students.
As part of the Sesma group photo on the 21st December, I would like to offer Sesma students the opportunity to have a portrait style photo in their Sesma kit doing a series of martial art poses..
This will happen after the group photographers – in the upstairs studio area. I will take a selection of photos for each student and upload these to a secure gallery on my website –
I will provide the Sesma team with a weblink to the gallery, which they will then email to those that have participated, where parents and family members will be able to buy photo prints and other keepsakes. These will be delivered directly from the printers.
For more details, please contact me

Norwich Grading 11th December 

We will be giving out grading invites this & next week.

The Invite will have your grading time highlighted, remember to wear full martial arts uniform and belt.

If you do not receive a grading invite, it normally is that you are not quite ready in one areafor your next belt.
We would rather you be a little disappointed now, than we let you grade and you fail on the day, which will be so much more devasting and a hugh confidence blow. 

Plus it would be so unprofessional and uncaring of us to do that. We are a club and a family and in my eyes & heart, family do not knock people down, we build them up.

So if you not quite ready, speak to your instructor and they will re-tell you what you need to work on for the next grading in late March.

Norwich Karate Dates & Times:
Sunday 11th December 

9am -11am Red, Yellow & Orange Belts,
11am-1pm Green, 2nd Green, Blue & 2nd Blue Belts
1pm-3pm Purple, Brown & 2nd Brown Belts

Norwich Kickboxing Times: 
Sunday 11th December

3pm White-Green Junior & Senior
5pm 2nd Green – 2nd Brown Junior & Senior

White to Red Belt Grading

The next White to Red belt grading is on Saturday 10th November at the SESMA Studio

Karate 10am     Kickboxing 12pm

Those that are ready, would have been given an Invitation to the grading and have had a phone call.

More details available here:


We have in stock some great SESMA merchandise including…

SESMA Polos Child £12 Adult £15 (Blue & Black)

SESMA T-Shirts Child/Adult £10 (Blue & Black)

SESMA Hoodies Child £21.50 Adult £26.50 (Blue & Black)

Karate Hand Pads Red/Blue £15

New SESMA kickboxing gloves £30

Boxing gloves are suitable for class training and meet competition and new kickboxing training protective equipment insurance regulations

Have been told that the Boxing Gloves will be here ready for Santa

sesma boxing gloves suitable for class and competition

Xmas Jumper Day & Xmas Whatever Week

Xmas Jumper Day Thursday 8th December £2

Wear a Festive Jumper and help raises money for children in the UK and across the world.
Just leave a donation of £2 in the pot at reception and enjoy in the fun.

Cant make Thursday 8th???
We will be having a xmas wear whatever weekish from Monday 12th to Tuesday 20th December.
All we ask is that you wear something Christmassy from a sock to a Santa onesie.
Again just leave a donation of £2 in the pot at reception and enjoy in the fun.

Prize for the coolest Xmas jumper and most xmassy outfit.


Bouncy Castle Chaos

SESMA Little Dragon

Saturday 17th Dec 2-4pm

Open to sesma students only ages 4-6years.

Come and have a fun xmas party with the Little Dragon Instructors.

Bouncy Castles, soft balls, sumo suits, space hoppers and disco lights & music.

Maccy D happy meal midway through the fun.

Limited to 30 children and their parents.

£6 per child

5 places left

Nerf Instructor Battle

SESMA Students aged 6-11yrs

Sunday 18th Dec 1-3pm

Come and join the instructors for a xmas nerf party

Do you have the skill & focus to shoot the instructors?

There will be fun, battles, disco lights, music and pizza (margarita & meat feast)

Limited to 20 players aged 6-11yrs.

£10 per player


Bonkers Bowling

SESMA Students aged 12yrs +

Sunday 18th Dec 7pm

Come and join the SESMA Instructors for a couple of fun games of bowling.

For sesma students & family aged 12yrs+

Do you have what it takes to beat the instructors?

SESMA Students & family only.

Namco Bowthorpe


 £12 per player for 2 games

12 places left

Last Lesson of the Year: Tuesday 20th December

First Lesson of the Year: Wednesday 4th January

Remember the group photo on Wednesday 21st Dec 6pm

And Finally....

Id like to congratulate all those that have competed this year for SESMA at local and national competitions.

Many of you have been short listed to represent Great Britain at the World Games in Florida, which is absolutely amazing.

Details of those been selected will be announced in next years Newsletter 

Sensei William has done an awesome job with coaching the students and was selected earlier this year as a GB coach.

But Sensei Will is not the only instructor that has done amazingly.

All the instructors have been fantastic this year and we have seen many students achieve their Black Belt thanks to the teaching of their instructors.
We have also seen many of the Elite students wanting to become junior & assistant instructors and their leadership skills develop under the tutelage of Sensei Tom.

💗💗 A big thank you to all Junior, Assistant, Coaches and Senior Instructors 💗💗

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