February 2024

🎂🎂 Happy 19th Birthday SESMA Studio 🎂🎂

The SESMA Studio opened its doors for its then 75 students February 2005 and it has grown and grown to become one of the best martial art schools in the Norwich.

SESMA started originally at the Thorpe Marriott Village hall not long after it opened.
Since then SESMA classes have been held at Drayton Middle School and the Bob Carter Centre before the birth of the dedicated SESMA Studio.

SESMA now has children coming to the studio for classes whos parents were also children that use to train with SESMA.

Did you know that SESMA was the first martial arts club in Norwich to teach under 5’s, one of which is Sensei Will.
The classes were then called Early Learning Karate and were held at the Bob Carter Center before the turn of the Millennium. 

SESMA have also been teaching in the local schools for over 15 years and has a great reputation and relationship with all the local school. 

KATA Friday 2nd January

For Yellow Belts & Above

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.

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

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KATA Friday Class Times

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

White & Red belt grading

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

          Saturday 24th February    1pm Kickboxing        KARATE 2pm           

On the day of your grading, could you please:

🥋 Wear full martial arts outfit

🥋 £20 payment for your White to Red Belt Grading

🥋 £30 for Red to Yellow Belt Grading

🥋 Your grading invite

New Kickboxing Class

8pm Tuesday 5th March sees the start of a new adult kickboxing class at SESMA.

The classes will be taught by Master Wayne.

Remember you can swap and change your classes about.

8pm every Tuesday starting 5th March

If using an iphone, you will need to turn on FaceID in settings for quicker login.
Otherwise you will need to fill in email & password each time you login.

Link on how to do this: How to turn on FaceID for myTraining App

Logo & Name of App

New Student App

We are so happy to announce that we have a brand-new student app! It’s called myTraining and it will let you manage and track your martial arts training 24/7! You will be able to:

– View payer & student details
– Track & manage attendance and lessons
– View your licence/membership card
– Track current and historical grading information
– Book onto events
– Read emails & messages direct from us and see all past communications
– Access Members Portal, ProShop, Newsletters, Timetable


And lots more!

To get the app all you have to do is:
1. Download from the Apple App Store or Google Play. Search for
NEST: myTraining
2. Sign up – you must use the email address that we have registered for you at the club
3. Sign in & enjoy!

Nyah Selected for Nationals

Congratulations to Nyah Spedding for being selected to attend the English Karate Federation (EKF) Kyu grade national championships in Sheffield on the 3rd Feb.

(Kyu grade is the term given to the coloured belts under Black Belt i.e. Red = 10th kyu Yellow 9th Kyu Orange 8th Kyu etc, Nyah is 2nd Kyu Brown Belt) 

Sensei Rhys, Chloe & Isabel will be in Ipswich on Saturday for selections to attend the EKF National Championships on the 10th February. 

Good Luck to them all.

SESMA Norwich Nyah WMAGC World Kata Champion 2023

EMAGC European Selections

Many of the SESMA students have been invited to selection for the Europeans held in London later this year.

This is a result of dedication and hardwork over a period of time at the sesma squad sessions.

To be invited to the EMAGC squad sessions is a result of podium places at qualifying competitions.


Invited SESMA Students

Charlie Margree
Ethan Preston
Evie Spedding
Kyrrah Martin
Louise Berner
Olivia Berner
Molly Berner
Bethany Brooks
Lucy Brookes

Rafaela Alide
Miriam Moukdad
Noah Swanborough
Sam Seely
Ben Fordham
Jake Cook
Fynnley Lacey

More NERF WARS Dates

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

Games Evening

Games Evening Saturday 17th February 6pm – 8pm

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.

Domino Pizzas can be ordered for those that may want to eat.

Tea/Coffee and squash provided.

Female Kickboxing Morning Classes

Female Kickboxing/Fitness/Self Defence Morning class

Kickboxing fitness every Wednesday 10-10:45am starting February 28th

Female Kickboxing/Fitness/Self Defence Morning class

Instructor Hannah Earley, is a SESMA Kickboxing Black Belt, works as a fitness professional instructor for David Llyod and ATP Matt Phillpot.

The classes will incorporate the teaching of kickboxing, combination of different types of fitness (fat burn/strength/toning) and self defence.

Here are some other benefits of kickboxing:

Improved Cardio – Toning & Strength – Flexibility & Mobility – Aids Weight loss – Social with other like-minded ladies – Self-Protection & Confidence

Our women’s kickboxing is a great all round fitness class and as well as burning those calories, you will be building your confidence and learning to defend yourself.. if ever the need arises.

More Details Here

February Fitness

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

Here is February’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

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