Entries by Katie Coleman

COVID-19: How Enso is Responding UPDATED 9/7/2020

This page contains a log of all the weekly email messages we have sent to our enrolled students since March 11, 2020, when the Chicago area began practicing strict social distancing.   Message sent September 7 Dear Students & Families, Hope everyone enjoyed the great weather over the Labor Day holiday break! We are excited […]

In Solidarity with the Black Community

A Statement from Enso Directors Sensei Jay Nacu and Sensei Denise Nacu Heartache. Despair. Shame. Rage. Sadness. These are the emotions we have been feeling throughout the week, as we read the news, watched the protests, listened to friends, and reflected on our own lives and our own leadership both at the dojo and in […]

2020 Black Belt Exams Announced!

Our annual Black Belt Exam is a very special day for our community. It’s a day when students are asked to demonstrate their technique, endurance, and mental fortitude in front of a panel of sensei — as well as their karate peers and their friends and family. Beyond the physical exam, of course, is the […]

Save the date for Kangeiko 2020!

What is Kangeiko? Kangeiko is a Japanese term meaning “cold training” or “winter training.” The purpose of this tradition is to start the New Year with a high level of effort, renewed excitement and spirit, and a commitment to carry on for the rest of the year!! What’s the plan for Enso’s Kangeiko 2020? This special training event will […]

CKC 2019: Register, Volunteer, Prepare

The tournament isn’t until Oct. 27th, but you can start preparing for Enso’s biggest event of the year today by taking these three action steps: REGISTER TO COMPETE You can download the forms online or pick them up at the Enso front desk. SIGN-UP TO VOLUNTEER We’ll provide training for various tasks – we need […]

2019 Black Belt Exams scheduled for July 20th

Our annual Black Belt Exam is a very special day for our community. It’s a day when students are asked to demonstrate their technique, endurance, and mental fortitude in front of a panel of sensei — as well as their karate peers and their friends and family. Beyond the physical exam, of course, is the […]

Special News! 17 Enso athletes qualify for 2019 international competitions

Seventeen Enso athletes have qualified for highly selective international competitions in 2019. We are so proud to have our students representing themselves, our dojo, and the United States of America as they travel around the world this spring.   INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SPORT FEDERATION (ISF) HIGH SCHOOL COMBAT GAMES Budapest, Hungary   |   June 16-21, 2019 Team […]