March Newsletter 2023

SESMA's Magnificent 7

As you know 7 of our SESMA family have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Martial Art Games in America.

And they are working hard, training upto an extra 6 hours a weekend on their katas as well as extra strength drills at home.
They understand that hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard.
So when you combine talent and hard work, you stand a good chance of being a World Champion.
Some of the M7 started SESMA as Little Dragons, who would have known that at 4 years old they were heading for such awesomeness.

If you would like to help them with Great Britain Squad training cost, then please press the JustGiving Button.

SESMA Squad at the EKKA Suffolk Cup

A small SESMA Squad attended the EKKA Suffolk Karate Cup tournament in Ipswich on the 5th March.

The EKKA tournaments attract a high level of competition and the SESMA Squad are holding their own.
Sensei Rhys 16-17yr age group Silver
Sensei Rhys 16+ age group Bronze
Sempai Isabel 14-15 age group Gold
Sempai Ben 14-15 age group Bronze
Evie 10-11 age group Silver

Sensei Chloe lost to the overall winner and EKF squad member.
Nyah & Noah both performed well making it through the 1st round but were not placed.

Chloe Miller sesma karate norwich

Sensei Chloe Pick for British Championships

There are many associations to represent martial arts, of which SESMA are members of many.

The TOP of the TOP karate associations  is the EKF English Karate Federation and to compete at an EKF tournament, you have to be selected, you cant just rock up like an Open competition. This is invite only.

The EKF are the association that select competitors to compete in the Commonwealth Games & Olympics.

Congratulation to Sensei Chloe who has been invited to compete at the EKF British Championships in April.


Grading Assessments Start on Monday Monday 6th April

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

Does not include Little Dragons.

Norwich Grading 2nd April

Norwich Karate Dates & Times:
Sunday 2nd April 

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 2nd April

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 1st April 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:


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.

Ages 6-12yrs

Booking is live on Eventbrite

Tuesday 4th April 10am-12noon 
Thursday 13th April 10-12noon
£10 per player.



We are holding a SESMA competition to win a large Easter Egg.

All you need to do is design a SESMA Martial Arts Poster.

The poster can be anything martial art based, but it needs to be colourful, fun, eye catching and those that look at the poster must be able to recognize that it is about martial arts.

If you would like to take part, please see reception or your instructor for a SESMA Poster Template.

3 Groups by Sch Years
Group 1 = Reception, Y1 & Y2
Group 2 = Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6
Group 3 = Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11

Did you know ?

Did you know you are not restricted to a set training day?

We have had recently a few parents asking if they can come to a different class day due to a commitment.

You may change your training days as and when and if you miss a week, you can pick up
an extra class the following week.

Parking at Studio

Ian Smith’s Stationary have put up No Parking Staff Only signs in their parking spaces.
Please be courteous and abide by the signs.

Please see below areas that sesma visitors may park.
Also remember that you need to pick your child up from the studio entrance.

The SESMA Studio will be CLOSED Easter weekend Friday 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th April

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