January 2024

Happy New Year

I hope that you all have had a great Christmas and ready to start the New Year with a super positive mindset.
The Instructors are ready to Kick Start the new year with some more awesome sessions.

We have some new ideas and extras coming this year too, starting with a new Student App (details further in the newsletter) Holiday Activities, Family Events, Seminars/Workshops and a Christmas Extravaganza/Awards Evening for all the family. with a display of martial arts from the students/instructors.

Its going to be an awesomely exciting year at SESMA

KATA Friday 5th 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

catch up grading

Catch Up Grading is for those students that were invited to the December grading but were unable to attend.

Saturday 13th January                KARATE 1pm All Grades           3pm Kickboxing All Grades

Please bring payment on the day 

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!

Looking to get fit or lose a few xmas pounds?

I have lost a lot of fitness and found lots of weight over the period that i was unable to train due to my hip needing replacement.

Now that i have a new one, im keen to get back to my former self.

I was wondering if some of you would like to join me in getting fitter and slimmer.

I will be posting a monthly fitness workout plan that you can do at home in your own time.
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.

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


Congratulations to the superstars that passed their Black Belts in December 23
Over 2hours of continuous work with hardly any rest breaks.
The guest examiner Master Paul Marshall 5th Dan from Kendojo Lincolnshire was very impressed with level of standard and was honoured to award them their Black Belts.
If that sounds hard, Sensei Chloe & Sensei Tom had to do the Black Belt criteria and then had to do their own 2nd (Chloe) & 3rd Dan (Tom) criteria too.
Going for you Junior or Senior black belt is much harder technically, physically and mentally than any of the other grading.
That is why Black Belt is held in such high esteem by so many.
It symbolises dedication, commitment, focus, mental strength and the determination not to give up.

Female Kickboxing Morning Classes

Female Kickboxing/Fitness/Self Defence Morning class

Kickboxing fitness every Wednesday 10-10:45am starting January 10th

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.

Wednesday’s included: 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st January, 7th & 14th February

For those that may not be able to commit to the 6 weeks, there is a 4 week option, you just attend 4 of the 6 sessions.

More Details Here

Special Offer for Parents

Parents have you ever thought of joining in with you children while they are learning their martial art?

I know some of you have and once taken the step of joining in have really enjoyed themselves, and have graded for their belts.

This is how Sensei Lynda & Maria started their martial art journey by training with their children.

There are not many sports or hobbies that can get you fit, confidence to protect yourself and enjoy with your children.
The excuse I hear a lot of the time is that “I’m too old to do that”, but you are never too old to enjoy time with your children.

I would like to encourage parents to support their children and train as a family by offering parents a free beginners 4 lesson trial and a reduced membership price of £49.

To take advantage of this great offer, you must have started your free trial during January

This offer is available during the month of January

You will move into the BBT class with your child and will be helped by one of the Elite Leadership students so that you will quickly feel at ease and pick up the techniques.

If you are interested please speak to Master Wayne or reception, alternatively you can phone Master Wayne or Sue on 01603 528689 or email info@sesma.co.uk

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Competition Training

If you are interested in competitions and the possibility of being one day representing your country, then please speak to your instructor.

Competition training sessions are held on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th Friday of the month. 6-7pm Kata  7-8pm Kumite Sparring 8-9pm Kickboxing Sparring
Open to all Karate, Kickboxing & Kungfu students.

NEW – Kumite Karate Sparring Session 7-8pm
As from January 12th


Reception Staff Member Vacancy

We currently have a position available to join our reception team at SESMA.

The role includes greeting current students and new students as they arrive/leave the studio, admin work, and general office tasks.

Hours: Mondays 3:30pm – 8:30pm

Must be competent with using a computer and be of a smiley happy nature for greeting people.

If you have a DBS or 1st Aid Cert that would be a bonus.

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