July Newsletter 2023

At a Glance

Friday 7th July Kata Friday from 4pm
Monday 3rd July Grading Assessments Start
Saturday 15th July 1pm Kickboxing Black Belt Grading  
Nerf Fun Thursday 27th July 10-12
World Martial Art Games Florida 29th/30th July
Friday 4th August Kata Friday from 4pm
Karate & Kickboxing Gradings Sunday 6th August
Nerf Fun Tuesday 8th August 10-12
Paddle Boarding & Canoeing Fun Sunday 20th August 12-2pm
Train & Grade Tuesday 22nd August
Nerf Fun Thursday 24th August 10-12noon
Family Picnic Fun Day Monday 28th August 11am
SESMA Closed 26/27/28th August
Parent Membership Offer July & August
New SESMA Pro-Shop open now

KATA Friday Class Times

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

KATA Friday 7th July & 4th August

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

Grading Assessments Start on Monday 3rd July

For Red Belts & Above.
Details on how the grading assessments work please follow the link HERE

Does not include Little Dragons.

Norwich Grading 6th August

Norwich Karate Dates & Times:
Sunday 6th August

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 6th August

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 15th July & 5th August 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: https://sesma.co.uk/white-to-red-belt-grading-details/



Come have a paddle by the river.

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 20th August 12 noon

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

New Equipment on-line shop

We now have an online pro shop where you can order & purchase all your martial arts equipment.

As you know, you really need your own sparring pads when your achieve Red Belt.

SESMA have sparring pads in stock, if they dont have them, they can order them in for you.

Yes you may be able to buy from Amazon or Ebay for cheaper, but is the quality and standard meet competition & insurance requirements.

Plus SESMA are the same or cheaper than most martial art company brands like Blitz.

If you need Sparring or Training equipment, please support YOUR martial art school SESMA and not some business or someone you have no personal connection to.

If you need Sparring or Training equipment, please support YOUR martial art school SESMA and not some business or someone you have no personal connection to.

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

Black Belt Gradings

Karate Black Belts Grading will also be held at SESMA on Saturday August 5th 1pm

If you are wanting to grade for your Black Belt, you must see your instructor for a Permission To Grade Slip.

World Martial Art Games

As you know some of our SESMA family have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Martial Art Games in America.

And they fly off to Florida this week to compete in the World Martial Art Games representing Great Britain.

We wish them the greatest of luck and fingers crossed they become World Champions.


to Alan Cook Financial Services Ltd for sponsoring the Team GB Tracksuits

to Master Wayne & Sue for sponsoring the GB Travel Shirts

to all that donated money on the JustGiving page to help with their training costs

and to Sensei Will for all the hard work and dedication he has put in to coaching the team ready for the Worlds.

4 members of SESMA Norwich Karate & Kickboxing GB team Standing in line in their GB team tracksuits

Summer Extra Train & Grade

Summer Extra Train and Grade Tue 22nd Aug

Only for karate yellow, Orange, Green, 2nd Green, Blue Belts

For those who may not have been ready the previous grading and for those who want to get ahead, we are running a special training and grading day which allow people an extra grading. It involves a 4 hour training session, followed by a free grading.

The training session will be run by min of 2 instructors, and will cover all the things that are on the syllabus for the next grade.

This option is only available for a limited amount of students, so it is basically a first come first served situation. If you are interested in this, please put name & grade on an envelope with payment and pass to your Sensei.  The price is £75 per person 

Norwich SESMA Studio: Tuesday 22nd August 9-1pm Training  2pm Grading

Please bring a drink, snack & lunch as there will be breaks during the day to keep their energy and concentration up. No fizzy drink or sweets.

Free beginners Karate Kickboxing Kungfu Self defence anti-bullying SESMA

Please note: that attending the 4 hours training does not guarantee that you will pass the grading.


Fun  & Games will be organised by Sensei Tom and his Team to make sure that you all have a great time.

Venue to be arranged. 

Details will be emailed once finalised.

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.
This offer is available during the month of July and August.

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

jake and alan

SESMA Studio closed August Bank Holiday Weekend 26th/27th/28th August

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