July Newsletter

KATA Friday Class Times

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

KATA Friday 1st July

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

BROKEN & dislocated toes

We are seeing a few students that are turning up/rolling up their uniform trouser legs on the outside.

Please do not do this as in the past we have had broken and dislocated toes from students catching their toes in the rolls.

We appreciate that you want a uniform that your child can grow in to, and we support this. 
That is why we suggest rolling the waist band and tying with the draw string.

Hemming the trouser cuffs on the inside is ok as long they are unable to catch their toes when putting on the trousers.  

If seen, we will ask student to leave class to unroll and turn up at waist, then they may join back in.

We dont want the possiblity of you spending hours at the hospital with a broken or dislocated toes.

SESMA Competition Team Success

The SESMA competition team came away with  5 Golds, 5 Silvers & 2 Bronze places.

So proud of you all and your hardwork.

Great work Sensei Will for your awesome coaching work.

sesma comptition team success at peterbough
Sensei Will sesma instructor norwich

Sensei Will Great Britain Coach

Congratulations to Sensei Will who has been chosen to be a Coach for the Great Britain Team that will competing at the World Martial Arts Games 2023 in Florida USA.

BEGINNER INTRO Courses 25% to Charity

SESMA believes in family and giving back to the community, that is why SESMA will be donating 25% of the beginners intro course fee to Time Norfolk the pregnancy loss charity  till the end of the year.

We put a post on our SESMA Facebook page asking for you to nominate a worthy course and the Miscarriage Association was chosen due to personal reasons of those that nominated.

If you know anyone that would to try martial arts, then please send them to www.sesma.co.uk

100 Push Ups a day Challenge

Some of you or your children take part in the monthly Fitness that I put up, but this month I thought we could make it more of a CHALLENGE and maybe raise a little for the Time Norfolk the pregnancy loss charity

The challenge is to perform 100 push ups a day for the whole of July. That is 3100 push ups….PHEW!!!

you do not need to do them in 1 go, break it down during the day.

If you could ask someone to donate you/your child £5 we have a WIN WIN situation.

The charity get £5 and you get stronger which will help your martial arts.

Let your instructor know that you are taking part please.

Well done to those that recently passed their Yellow Sash in Kungfu

Horsford Carnival

Sat 9th July 12pm – 2pm
Little Dragons Walking Parade Only

Karate & Kickboxing Walking Parade and Demo
The Parade
Starts 12pm at Horford middle school on Mill Lane (parking limited at the school) and will journey to the village green on Holt Road.
The Demo
Demo at 2pm for Karate & Kickboxing 6yrs+ on the Village Green. Meet at the SESMA Stand
Little Dragons
Unfortunately I have 2 instructors away so im unable to show off the Little Dragons at the Demo.
BUT, I would love you to join in on the Parade from the middle school to the village green.
Please could all students that are joining in either the Parade/Demo/Both wear full uniform.
I would love as many students as possible to attend please, to show how awesome YOU & SESMA Martial Arts are.
Classes as normal at the studio if not attending the Parade/Demo

Taverham Junior School Summer Fete

 Thursday 14th July 6pm
(Karate & Kickboxing 6yrs+ not L’Dragons)

Many of you attend or have attended this school and im sure it would be great for you at show off your skills. Even if you don’t go to the school, it would be nice to support SESMA at this fete.

Classes as normal at the studio

White to Red Belt Grading

The next White to Red belt grading is on Saturday 30th July 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/

Grading Assessments Start on Monday 4th July


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

Does not include Little Dragons.

Norwich Grading 31st July 

Norwich Karate Dates & Times:
Sunday 31st July 

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 31st July 

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

Family Dinosaur Hunt

Sunday 3rd July 10am
Meet at top of the market new war memorial.

Family Dinosaur Hunt

The Dinosaur trail starts soon

The trail will be live across Norfolk from Monday 27th June until Saturday 10th September and will encourage explorers of all ages to have fun and learn more about the county.

We have a prize of a SESMA Hoodie for the best photo of a student with EqualiT-Rex

I’ve been told that he will be near the Forum, so get hunting a snap a photo of yourself with EqualiT-Rex.

To be in for a chance to win a hoodie, you need to upload to both
 SESMA Martial Arts Facebook page and the SESMA Members page.


I guess all of us could do with £20 in their pocket or piggy bank.

Well im giving away £20 notes to my students who refer a friend to SESMA

If your friend attends a Free taster and then completes a beginners intro trial course, we will give you £20 for introducing them.

Easy as that.

Either ask them to book via sesma.co.uk and click on the “Student Refer A Friend” button or pick up a Referral Card from your instructor, put your name on it, add your friends details and bring back to the studio.

We will do the rest and you could receive a £20 note. 

SESMA Martial Arts £20 referral
SESMA Martial arts website refer a friend
Besafe womens self defence 24/7 online course for all females

Safety is a big concern

Master Wayne has started a new business delivering self-defence workshops to the public, businesses and schools.

Some of you may have already attended one of the Women’s Self Defence workshops run in collaboration with TLC at the studio and will know how informative and empowering they are.

Wayne has delivered workshops to the Garage as part of their CPD-Continued Professional Development, Puppet IT Staff, Acle & Reepham High School and will be soon delivering a workshop to First Response team, Broadland Housing Association and Once Upon A Time Nurseries.

Online Women's Self Defence Course

Our online self defence course is designed to be easy to understand, learn, practice and remember

There are no complicated moves that take years to practice, just simple basic moves that work 

Unfortunately we do not live in a world that all women should have the confidence to walk alone and not feel vulnerable of being harassed or assaulted

The BESAFE Women’s Self Defence online course is about empowering women and giving them the knowledge to protect themselves and have the feeling of being safe in everyday life

Pre-Order and get 50% discount on the course price of £58, meaning you only pay £29 if you pre-order the course now.

I’m currently filming and editing all the content to go in the course which all should be ready in 6-8 weeks

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