Event Information

  • Fri
    23
    Dec
    2016
    Mon
    02
    Jan
    2017

    Winter Break - Christmas/New Years Holiday

    Karate classes will not be held at the Chicago, Oak Park or South dojos during Winter Break. Enjoy the holidays!

  • Fri
    27
    Jan
    2017

    Make-Up Exams

    Chicago dojo

    There is an extra $10 fee to take your exam on this alternative date if you can't attend the regular exam. The make-up exam is only available to students who are currently purple belt or below.

    Register online

  • Sat
    04
    Mar
    2017

    Belt Exams - CANCELLED

     
  • Sat
    11
    Mar
    2017

    Windy City Traditional Karate Tournament

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, 5440 N. River Road, Rosemont, Illinois 60018
    We hope everyone -- youth and adults ages 4 and up -- will consider joining us to represent Enso at this year's Windy City Karate Tournament!
     
    Fee: $50 for 1 event, $90 for 2 events, $120 for 3 events, and $130 for 4 events 
    Note: Students are responsible for forming their own teams for team kata, though please ask if you would like some help getting a team together.

    Registration: Registration forms can be downloaded here.  

    Please submit your form and payment (check payable to "Joe Gonzalez") to the front desk or Sensei Jay by February 11, 2017. Please note that this is a special deadline for Enso.  If you need help selecting events for you or your child(ren), please contact us.

    Hotel Reservation: Call (877) 337-5793 for room availability at The Crowne Plaza Hotel. Please mention The Windy City 24th Traditional Karate Tournament or Code Number K25 upon booking for special discount. 

    Download the full tournament packet for more details and information here.  

    If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at info@ensokarate.com.

  • Sat
    18
    Mar
    2017

    Focus Junior Karate Tournament

    Learn more

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017

    Spring Break

    No karate classes will be held at the Chicago or Oak Park locations during Spring Break. Enjoy!

  • Mon
    20
    Mar
    2017

    Tournament Training Session

    Chicago dojo

    Students participating in the 2017 Chicagoland Karate-do Challenge on March 26th are invited to participate in this special tournament-focused training session during Enso's Spring Break, which runs the week before our tournament.
     
    The session will focus on tournament rules and etiquette as well as provide students with a training opportunity in the days leading up to the competition. We recommend that anyone who doesn't compete regularly attend this free session.
    • 6-7 PM: Youth, All Ranks
    • 7-8 PM: Adults, All Ranks
  • Wed
    22
    Mar
    2017

    Tournament Training Session

    Chicago dojo

    Students participating in the 2017 Chicagoland Karate-do Challenge on March 26th are invited to participate in this special tournament-focused training session during Enso's Spring Break, which runs the week before our tournament.
     
    The session will focus on tournament rules and etiquette as well as provide students with a training opportunity in the days leading up to the competition. We recommend that anyone who doesn't compete regularly attend this free session.
    • 6-7 PM: Youth, All Ranks
    • 7-8 PM: Adults, All Ranks
  • Thu
    23
    Mar
    2017

    Open-Mat Training Session

    7-8:30pm

    Chicago dojo

     
    This "open mat time" is for adults (18+) preparing to compete in the 2017 Chicagoland Karate-do Challenge on March 26th. Some experienced competitors will be on hand to answer tournament-related questions, but this will not be an instructor-led class.
  • Sat
    25
    Mar
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Mar
    2017

    Chicagoland Karate-Do Challenge

    ckc2017_colorThe 2017 Chicagoland Karate-Do Challenge is an invitational karate tournament co-hosted by Enso Karate and Nisei Dojo.

    Registration is due by Friday, March 10th.  Detailed event information and registration forms can be found on the tournament website.

  • Sat
    29
    Apr
    2017

    Belt Exams

    9:00am

    Chicago dojo

    Regular classes will not be held due to this event. 
     
    Eligibility: See Eligibility List sent to students by email. Eligibility is determined by instructors, who consider Training Time Requirements, consistency of attendance, effort, performance, attitude, and ability to perform exam requirements. The most important factors are meeting the minimum required training times, and consistency and frequency of training. 
     
    Fee: $35 for students who are currently white through purple belts; $50 for students who are currently 3rd and 2nd kyu (brown belts). Any outstanding fees must be paid before taking the exam.
     
     
  • Fri
    26
    May
    2017
    Mon
    29
    May
    2017

    Memorial Day Holiday

    No karate classes will be held at the Chicago, Oak Park or South dojos over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Enjoy!

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    Tue
    04
    Jul
    2017

    Summer Break I - Independence Day Holiday

    There will be no karate classes at the Chicago or Oak Park dojos during Summer Break. Enjoy the holiday!

  • Tue
    27
    Jun
    2017
    Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017

    AAU National Karate Championships

    Raleigh, NC

    Members of the Enso Elite Karate Team will compete at the AAU National Karate Championships. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates!

  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017

    Friday Fun Night

    7-9 p.m.

    Chicago Dojo

    This popular event for youth students is back this summer! Parents: Drop off your child while they have a blast at the dojo. Students can bring friends along too. Details TBA soon.  

  • Sat
    15
    Jul
    2017

    Belt Exams

    9:00am

    Chicago dojo

    Regular classes will not be held due to this event. 
     
    Eligibility: See Eligibility List sent to students by email. Eligibility is determined by instructors, who consider Training Time Requirements, consistency of attendance, effort, performance, attitude, and ability to perform exam requirements. The most important factors are meeting the minimum required training times, and consistency and frequency of training. 
     
    Fee: $35 for students who are currently white through purple belts; $50 for students who are currently 3rd and 2nd kyu (brown belts). Any outstanding fees must be paid before taking the exam.
     
     
  • Sat
    29
    Jul
    2017

    Black Belt Exam and Seminars!

    Chicago dojo

    A special day for the dojo! We're hosting black belt exams and special seminars. Regularly scheduled classes will not be held due to these events. Please stay tuned for more details.
  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017

    Beach Training 2017

    9:30 am

    31st Street Beach

    Instead of our regularly scheduled Saturday classes, Enso students of all ages and ranks are invited to train at the 31st Street Beach starting at 9:30 a.m. Bring your families and friends along!
     
    We recommend planning to get there at 9:00 am or earlier so you have plenty of time to find parking, find the group, and roll up your gi pants! Paid parking is available near the beach.
     
    We will hold a group class for about one hour, then take some pictures. Stick around for as long as you like afterwards for fun at the beach! Please bring your own drinks and snacks.
     
    Beach training has been a great opportunity for us to enjoy the beautiful, summer weather without sacrificing time to practice karate. Plus, it's a really cool photo-op! 
     
    In the case of thunderstorms, classes will be held as usual in the downtown Chicago dojo. Please check our website and Facebook page by 8:30am. 
  • Mon
    14
    Aug
    2017
    Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017

    Summer Camp 2017

    Chicago Dojo

    Kids ages 5-12 will love our fun-filled camp which will be held this year from August 14-18, 2017.  Open to current karate students as well as kids new to martial arts, this camp involves learning new skills; practicing basics, kata, and kumite; fitness games; and more.

    Sensei Jay and his amazing team of instructors will keep all campers moving in a positive, social setting.  The highlight is the “Camp Show” and Pizza Party on Friday to showcase their camp experience!

    Learn more and register.

  • Fri
    18
    Aug
    2017

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

  • Mon
    28
    Aug
    2017
    Mon
    04
    Sep
    2017

    Summer Break II

    There will be no karate classes at the Chicago or Oak Park dojos during Summer Break. Enjoy the holiday!

  • Fri
    15
    Sep
    2017
    Sun
    17
    Sep
    2017

    3rd Annual Enso Karate Retreat Weekend

    George Williams College, Williams Bay, WI

    This event is for adults who are currently training at Enso. A great opportunity for training and bonding together! Details TBA.
  • Sat
    21
    Oct
    2017

    Belt Exams

    9:00am

    Chicago dojo

    Regular classes will not be held due to this event. 
     
    Eligibility: See Eligibility List sent to students by email. Eligibility is determined by instructors, who consider Training Time Requirements, consistency of attendance, effort, performance, attitude, and ability to perform exam requirements. The most important factors are meeting the minimum required training times, and consistency and frequency of training. 
     
    Fee: $35 for students who are currently white through purple belts; $50 for students who are currently 3rd and 2nd kyu (brown belts). Any outstanding fees must be paid before taking the exam.
     
     
  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017
    Sun
    26
    Nov
    2017

    Fall Break - Thanksgiving Holiday

    There will be no karate classes at the Chicago or Oak Park dojos during Fall Break. Enjoy the holiday!

  • Fri
    22
    Dec
    2017
    Mon
    01
    Jan
    2018

    Winter Break (No Karate Classes)