September Newsletter 2023

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 1st September & 6th October

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.

Good Luck Sensei Lottie

Sensei Lottie is taking a break from teaching at SESMA as she is due to give birth to a future student next week.
All the staff would like to wish her the best and look forward to her return with little a future black belt.

Back to School

Do you prepare your warriors for going back to school?

When I was a boy 🙂  my parents would bring my bedtime forward and get me up early in the morning, so my body & head was ready for going back to school.

This helped greatly as I use to be really grumpy when i was tired. 

They also use to ease me back in to my after school activities as being focused all day at school meant that I was over tired after school.
Resulting in me saying “I don’t want to do karate anymore” but I did want to do karate, just I was tired. 
I’m pleased that my parents understood that it was just a case of being tired, otherwise I wouldn’t be a Master instructor and have helped so many children and adults over the decades.

Class changes for September

As from the 1st September, there will be a couple of changes to the Time Table.

New Little Dragons Class: Tuesdays 4pm

Wednesday Kickboxing class will be split in to 2 class times.
4pm Beginners, White, Red Yellow, Orange & Green Belts      5pm 2nd Green & above.

There will be NO Wednesday Little Dragons Classes

Student of the month

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

Kick & Punches: Tommy Stone
Stances: Esme Coverdale
Most Dedicated: Megan Haystead
Martial Art Spirit Karate: Jasmin Anderson
Martial Arts Spirit Kickboxing: Freddie Reeve

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

To take advantage of this great offer, you must have started your free trial during September.

This offer is available during the month of September.

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

jake and alan

Karate & Kickboxing Competition at the UEA Sportspark

Sunday September 17th


Female Only Kickboxing Classes

Female Kickboxing/Fitness/Self Defence class starting soon.

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 course £40

1st class starts Wednesday 6th September 10am at the SESMA Studio.

More details click here & to book a place

Congrats Fun BBQ

Thank you to all that came to the Congrats BBQ to celebrate the students that represented Great Britain at the World martial Art Games in America.

It was a great evening of fun, food and sumo, though I think the adults had the most fun in the sumo ring.

Check out last months newsletter to see how well SESMA did at the World Games and how many World Titles we won.

BKF International Open

Good Luck to: Nyah Spedding, Isabel Swanborough, Chloe Miller, Rhys Carter.

who have been selected by to compete at the British Karate Federation International Open on Saturday 2nd Sept.

This is an amazing achievement and are the first few rungs of the ladder to the VERY dizzy heights of the Olympics

Chase your dreams

Train & Grade Day

Well done to those that atteded the Train & Grade Day .
4 hours of solid learning followed by an intense grading left the students extremely tired.
Amazing work and focus from you all which had positive results.

Couple of great family days, Paddle Boarding & Canoeing and Bank Holiday Funday Picnic organised by Sensei Tom.

All had a great time and looking forward to next years fun sessions.

paddle 1
crate stacking

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

Black Belts Grading will also be held at SESMA on Saturday December 9th 

Karate 1pm    Kicboxing 4pm

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

Karate Students wanting to grade will also have to attend 6 out of 8 Saturday morning classes.
Both Karate & Kicboxing will have to have passed a fitness test.

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