Sensei Toni SESMA Norwich

Sensei Toni 3rd Dan Karate/Taekwondo

Brief Background

Started martial arts at the age of 7 in a small village outside of Kings Lynne and stayed at the club till I achieved my Green Belt. I had to leave the club and continued my martial arts in America where we moved to due to my dad’s work.

I trained under Master Jeramy Black in Tae-kwondo and after 3 years of hard training was awarded my Black Belt. I continued with my training and assisted in teaching classes for a further 2 years and passed my 2nd Dan. Also, during my time under the tuition of Master Black, I entered several competitions and was successful in Kata and Kumite (3rd place in the Associations World Championships).

My dads work then moved us back to England and as I didn’t want to give up martial arts, I looked for a club that would fulfil my needs to continue learning, teach and possibly compete. After trying a few different clubs, I found that SESMA was the right club for me.

I have since gained my 3rd Dan and become East of England Kata Champion twice, regularly assist in classes and teach my own class on a Friday.

What Does Sensei Toni enjoy most about martial arts?

Sensei Toni enjoys that martial arts can help people develop as a person both mentally and physically and she enjoys seeing that development among students. There are many qualities that Sensei Toni has gained through martial arts that have helped her through life, such as determination, respect and commitment.
Future Aspirations

Sensei Toni would like to run her own satellite club in the near future, so that she can pass on her knowledge and help improve focus and concentration to more children.
With her recent success in competitions, Sensei Toni would like to compete more and represent her country and become a World Champion.

Likes & Dislikes

I Like

Old Films, New Films, actually any films/movies/DVDs
I Dislike

Vegetables (but I’m working on it)
Sleeping with socks on


  • SESMA/BBA Teaching Certificate
  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children
  • First Aid (St.John’s) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED)