October Newsletter 2023

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Please allow extra time for travelling to classes


As you know, we would like parents to come to the SESMA Door to pick up their children, even more so now that the nights are drawing in.

This is for the safety of your children, as the carparks are busy with the change over of classes.
Children do not see the danger when they run across the carpark to you sitting in your car.

Also we can not see parents in their cars and have in the past had children run to similar looking cars.

All our instructors are 1st Aid trained, but we do not really want to practice on a child that has been hit by a car.

So please meet your child at the door.  Thank you

SESMA Norwich Nyah WMAGC World Kata Champion 2023
Nyah WMAGC World Kata Champion

KATA Friday Class Times

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

KATA Friday 6th October & 3rd November

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

You could be a World Kata Champion like Nyah with practice and determination.

Step By Step of foot positions for IL Jang

When achieving Yellow Belt, your karate gets a little more challenging.
To grade for your Orange Belt, you now have to learn a Kata which is a series of moves in a pattern that have been passed down the generations of instructors.
SESMA provide many ways to help you learn the pattern and sequence of moves.
We have Kata Week at the studio, Kata Friday once a month, Videos below showing you the moves, print out booklets and also step by step footprint layouts and a short video of each step including the turns.

For a print out of the layouts, please follow the link.

kata footprint printout copy HERE

SEptember's Student of the month

Well done to the following for being chosen as the Student of the Month.

Kick & Punches: Jason Ashford
Stances: Charlie King
Most Dedicated: Leandra Moukdad
Martial Art Spirit Karate: Molly Berner
Kata/Poomsae: Dexter Kelf

Black Belt Karate Grading

The next Black Belt Karate Grading is scheduled for Saturday 9th December 2pm

If you wish to attempt your Black Belt grading whether Junior, 1st Dan or above, you will need to speak to your instructor for a Black Belt Permission to Grade Slip (Junior/1st Dan pictured).

You will also need to have attended 6 out of 8 Saturday morning sessions starting Saturday 7th October 8am

I was impressed by Ryan who will be putting his Basket Ball matches on hold to attend the Saturday Training sessions.

Those going for 2nd Dan & over, please see your instructor for your Permission to grade slip.

You need sparring pads

Like most sports you will need equipment, same with your martial arts.

You need sparring equipment which consists of sparring gloves and shin/foot pads.

These can be purchased via our on-line shop HERE

Best thing is that when you purchase from us, you will know that they meet safety/insurance standards and are competitive in price.
Also purchasing from SESMA you are supporting YOUR club and not amazon or a business that you have no connection with. 

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 Sparring
Open to all Karate, Kickboxig & Kungfu students.

Sorry… Little Dragons are too young.

Female Kickboxing Morning Classes

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.

Its going to be an awesome weekly class.

7 week full course £40
5 week course £32 (for those that can only make up to 5 of the 7 sessions)

1st class starts Wednesday 1st November 10am at the SESMA Studio.

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

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 commitments.

You may change your training days as and when and if you miss a week or we are closed due to
public holiday, you can pick up an extra class the following week.

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