SESMA UK Little Dragons

SESMA Norwich Little Dragons Karate

We teach the same values you teach at home, in a positive, safe & fun environment.

The foundation of the our curriculum is the education and development of life-skills such as positive mental attitude, high goal setting, perseverance, self-control and confidence.

These skills will help your child enter society with more a confident and enthusiastic outlook.

  • They will become more focused students at school
  • Better listeners at home and at school
  • More respectful of others and their peers
  • Improved social skills and interaction with others
  • Confidence to stand up to bullies 

We believe our Little Dragons martial arts could improve your child’s development in the following areas…

  • Physical 
  • Intellect 
  • Emotional
  • Social

Little Dragons Programme is available in both Karate & Kickboxing

The children’s development is the primary factor in both styles. We change the emphasis and way the class is taught depending on the style your child attends. (more details below)

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Our programme will enhance this positive development in a fun and motivating way.

Video was recorded before Covid.
Our classes follow strict Covid regulations outlined by the Government and Sport England

We still maintain the same level of learning, motivation and fun within our classes.

The 8 Little Dragon Skills are composed of physical and mental benefits.

The Little Dragon curriculum develops 8 Major Skills that are necessary for participation in any sport or activity as well as personal development and safety, including respect, good manners, and stranger awareness. Upon completion of our Little Dragons Karate Programme, your child will become focused and motivated to achieve any goal they set in life.

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Our 8 Skills/Values

Skill 1: FOCUS -This skill will help the children’s aim, listening skills and reaction skills. They will excel faster in any physical activities. This skill will also improve the children’s listening and observation skills.

Skill 2: TEAMWORK – Teamwork is necessary for any young child to develop. The more confident the children are willing to work with others, the more they will accomplish. The children will develop character, which will help them make friends and become a better leader in life.

Skill 3: CONTROL – Having control means making good decisions. Whether the child is handling a pet or handling a problem, they will learn to make the right decisions. Control builds confidence.

Skill 4: BALANCE – This skill is crucial to develop at an early age. The children are beginning to participate in many physical activities that are challenging, like riding a two wheeled bike. The children will develop good balance and a better posture.

Skill 5: MEMORY – Developing a good memory is exercise for any child’s brain. The sooner the children exercises, the smarter he or she will become. Our drills are constantly helping children think and make smart decisions.

Skill 6: DISCIPLINE – Our instructors use the drills to help create the vision that discipline is fun and rewarding. The children will take pride in doing the right thing. The children will follow directions better.

Skill 7: FITNESS – It is important for children to understand the importance of being healthy and physically fit. If a child does not burn off excess energy exercising, how will he or she burn off all that energy?

Skill 8: COORDINATION – The children will learn left from right. They will become better physical participants in sport and activities. The better coordination the child has, the fewer injuries the children will sustain during play and family activities.

Karate or Kickboxing?

The Little Dragons programmes are the foundation for our Junior martial art classes
Both styles are great for young children and helping with building confidence and focus.
It really comes down to which you feel your child would prefer.


Karate is a much older and traditional form of martial art/self-defence with many elements being passed down over the generations.

The LD student will get taught many of these elements within the class, building their knowledge ready for when they progress to the junior classes.

Front Stance, Back Stance & Horse Stance.
Traditional blocks and strikes as well as kicks and avoidance techniques.

A great class for the child that needs a gentle approach in to building their confidence.


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Kickboxing is more a sport and fitness orientated martial art as well as a good form of self-defence like karate.

Ideal for those children who can not sit still and need to be constantly moving.

As well as learning to block/punch/kick, the LD student will learn how to hold focus pads and targets for others to strike.

This will help them build combinations and sequences of techniques when they attend the junior kickboxing classes at an older age.

Use of Parries, Slips & Rolls are included within the class to help avoid & block strikes.

Classes Available at Norwich & Newmarket

Norwich: SESMA Studio

Monday 4pm
Wednesday 4pm
Thursday 4pm
Saturday 9am

Contact us for availability 
01603 528689

SESMA Studio Norwich professional martial arts studio opened in 2005 sesma teaching in drayton taverham since 1989

Newmarket: The Racing Centre

Wednesday 4pm
Friday 4pm

Spaces Available 07494364987


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