Come to the Chicago Blast Karate Invitational on January 14, 2023!

Enso Karate and Adamson’s Karate Studios are happy to join together again in hosting the 2023 Chicago Blast Karate Invitational on Saturday, January 14, 2023. Kick off the new year with a fun and friendly karate tournament featuring many individual and team events.
Individual Kata
Individual Kumite
Kihon (ages 4-6 only)
Team Kata
Family Team Kata
Team Kumite (WUKF rotational)
Adaptive Kihon
Adaptive Kata

See the tournament website for more information and registration link.

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

We are humbled and honored to have reached our 20th year as a karate dojo, and we know Enso Karate would be nothing without our COMMUNITY — of students and their families, of instructors and coaches, and of karate leadership from throughout the world. You are our community, and we’re excited to CELEBRATE this milestone with all of you!

Please join us for a very special evening together to commemorate all of the friendships, achievements and memories from 20 years on and off the training floor. The evening will include a three-course dinner, DJ and dancing, photobooth, and a brief program to celebrate and highlight our community.

Event details

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W. Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604

5pm-6pm Black Belt Exam ceremonies (examinees and their guests only)
6pm-12am Reception, Dinner/Program, Dancing



Click here to purchase tickets online

After purchasing tickets, please provide your entree selection and indicate any dietary needs in this meal selection form.

Ticket prices are set to cover our expenses only.
$95 – Ages 13+ (Selection of chicken, salmon, or beef)

  • Roasted Amish Breast of Chicken with Yukon Gold Potato Puree, Broccolini, Shiitake-Rosemary Jus
  • Grilled Salmon Fillet with Shiitake Mushroom Risotto, Charred Asparagus, Lemon Herb Sauce
  • Braised Short Rib of Beef with Horseradish Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Red Wine Demi

$45 – Ages 12 and below (Children’s meal)

  • Crispy Chicken Tenders with Hand-cut French Fries and Broccoli (Youth who would like one of the adult entree selections may purchase an adult ticket.)


Self-parking is available in the South Loop Self-Parking Garage (318 South Federal Street, adjacent to the Union League Club) with entrances located on both Federal Street and Van Buren Street. A discounted rate of $12 is available at the Union League Club Front Desk. Valet parking is also available at the Federal Street entrance (at a higher rate).


Attire for this event is semi-formal.

Enso Elite Tournament Team brings home 30 medals from 2022 AAU Karate Regional Championships

The 2022 AAU Karate Regional Championships is in the books!! Wanted to take a moment to say how proud we are of every athlete, coach, referee, and parent from Enso — we are truly a team filled with generosity and kindness (not that it stops us from being ferocious on the mat!). #enso4life
Also a heartfelt thanks to AAU Karate for putting on such a well-run, fun, and safe event. With 50 dojos from 19 states competing in 8 rings, this felt like a mini-nationals! This is great preparation for us all as we head into nationals and worlds. #WeAreAAU
Our medal results:
🥇 7
🥈 13
🥉 10
Total medal count – 30!

Online belt exams at Enso