2019

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  • Sun
    23
    Dec
    2018
    Tue
    01
    Jan
    2019

    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!

  • Sat
    09
    Feb
    2019

    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
    15
    Feb
    2019

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

  • Fri
    15
    Mar
    2019

    Black Belt Practice Exam

    7:15-9:00 PM

    Chicago dojo

    The Black Belt Practice Exam is offered to those who qualify as potential candidates for the 2019 Black Belt Exam on July 20th. The event is open to supporters.

    The Practice Exam will simulate the physical part of the Black Belt Exam. The purpose of this step is to give students the opportunity to not only experience a full-length exam, but also to receive feedback from a panel of sensei. This feedback will likely include a list of items that the candidates must work to improve before the next step in their black belt process.

  • Sat
    23
    Mar
    2019

    AAU Karate Ohio State District Championships

    Cincinnati, Ohio

    This event is only open to members of the Enso Elite Tournament Team.

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019
    Sun
    31
    Mar
    2019

    Spring Break

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

  • Mon
    25
    Mar
    2019

    Spring Break Get-Together (21+)

    5:30 PM

    Cactus Bar and Grill, 404 S. Wells

    Friends, food, and fun!

    Be sure to RSVP via our Facebook invite! (Oh, yeah, and follow us on Facebook!) 

  • Sun
    07
    Apr
    2019
  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019

    Fonseca Spring Challenge

    Wilmette, Illinois

    This event is only open to all Enso students. Please see email for details.

  • Sun
    14
    Apr
    2019
  • Thu
    18
    Apr
    2019
    Sun
    21
    Apr
    2019

    Easter Weekend Break

    No karate classes will be held at the Chicago or Oak Park dojos over the extended Easter Weekend Break. Enjoy!

  • Fri
    19
    Apr
    2019

    Junior International Cup

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    This event is only open to members of the Enso Elite Tournament Team.

  • Sat
    20
    Apr
    2019

    Ozawa Cup

    Las Vegas, Nevada

    This event is only open to members of the Enso Elite Tournament Team.

  • Sun
    28
    Apr
    2019
  • Fri
    03
    May
    2019
    Sun
    05
    May
    2019

    AAU Karate Regional Championships

    Grayslake, Illinois

    This event is only open to members of the Enso Elite Tournament Team.

  • Sat
    11
    May
    2019

    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
    May
    2019

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

    We ask students to make their best efforts to take the regular exam, but if you can’t make it, the make-up exam provides a second opportunity to test before the next regular exam. An extra $10 fee is assessed to make-up exams.
     
    Note: Brown belts cannot take the make-up exam.
  • Sun
    19
    May
    2019
  • Fri
    24
    May
    2019
    Mon
    27
    May
    2019

    Memorial Day Holiday

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

  • Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    Black Belt Qualification Exam

    7:15-9:00 PM

    Chicago dojo

    The Black Belt Qualification Exam is offered to those who qualify as potential candidates for the 2019 Black Belt Exam on July 20th. The event is open to supporters.

    The Qualification Exam will include a simulated exam experience. At this stage, we will determine who is ready to proceed with the testing process in 2019. A large part of our criteria will be based on how much the student has improved since the initial Practice Exam on March 15. It’s possible that not every eligible candidate will qualify for the final exam on July 20.

     

  • Sun
    09
    Jun
    2019
  • Thu
    20
    Jun
    2019
    Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019

    8th WUKF World Karate Championships

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    For AAU US Team Members only! Wish our Enso athletes good luck!

  • Sun
    23
    Jun
    2019
  • Mon
    01
    Jul
    2019
    Sun
    07
    Jul
    2019

    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
    02
    Jul
    2019
    Sat
    06
    Jul
    2019

    AAU Karate National Championships

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

    This event is only open to members of the Enso Elite Tournament Team.

  • Fri
    12
    Jul
    2019

    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.

    Ages: 5 and up
    Fee: $25 per child, which includes pizza
    What to Bring: 
    • Nerf guns and ammo (Enso will not provide this) 
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Safety eyewear/goggles (required)

    Register Online

  • Sun
    14
    Jul
    2019
  • Sat
    20
    Jul
    2019

    Black Belt Exam and Seminars!

    Chicago dojo

    Enso Karate will host a packed day of activities for our dojo community. For the students who will be testing for a black belt rank, this will be their opportunity to demonstrate their progress in front of judges, peers, family, and friends. We hope you will take part in the events of the day!
     
    Because of this once-a-year special event, regular karate classes will not be held on Saturday, July 20th. Instead of regular classes, we hope our current students will attend our karate seminars featuring our guest instructors; there is no fee for current students to attend these classes, which are a lot of fun and a great way to learn something new!
     
    A more detailed schedule will be released closer to the exam date, but generally the day will flow as follows:
    • Morning: Special Seminars with guest instructors Sensei Dwight Holley of Cincinnati and Sensei Morris Lawrence of Ann Arbor.
    • Afternoon (approximately 2-3 hours): The Exam
    • Evening: Celebration Dinner
  • Sat
    10
    Aug
    2019

    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.
  • Sun
    11
    Aug
    2019
  • Mon
    12
    Aug
    2019
    Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Summer Camp 2019

    Chicago Dojo

    Kids ages 5-12 will love our fun-filled camp which will be held this year from August 12-16, 2019.  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!

    Registration

  • Fri
    16
    Aug
    2019

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

    We ask students to make their best efforts to take the regular exam, but if you can’t make it, the make-up exam provides a second opportunity to test before the next regular exam. An extra $10 fee is assessed to make-up exams.
     
    Note: Brown belts cannot take the make-up exam.
  • Sat
    17
    Aug
    2019

    Beach Training 2019

    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
    26
    Aug
    2019
    Mon
    02
    Sep
    2019

    Summer Break II - Labor Day Holiday

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

  • Fri
    20
    Sep
    2019

    Friday Fun Night!

    7-9:15 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.

    Ages: 5 and up
    Fee: $25 per child, which includes pizza
    What to Bring: 
    • Nerf guns and ammo (Enso will not provide this) 
    • Comfortable clothing
    • Safety eyewear/goggles (required)

    Register Online

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Enso Elite Informational Meeting

    1-1:45 PM

    Chicago dojo

    Interested in joining our tournament team? Parents and athletes are encouraged to attend this meeting to learn about expectations, goals/benefits, tournament calendar, and special fees. This meeting will be held at Chicago dojo from 1-1:45 pm.

    PLEASE RSVP

  • Sat
    21
    Sep
    2019

    Tournament Prep Session for New Competitors

    2-3 PM

    Chicago dojo

    We recommend that anyone who doesn’t compete regularly attend this special tournament-focused training session that will cover basic etiquette, procedures, and rules for tournaments. The session is $15 and will be held at the Chicago dojo. Another session will be held September 29th.

    REGISTER FOR PREP SESSION

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    CKC Referee Training

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Enso Karate

    All black belts ages 15 and up are welcome to volunteer as an official/referee at the 2019 Chicagoland Karate-do Challenge tournament. This training is required for officials. 

  • Sun
    29
    Sep
    2019

    Tournament Prep Session for New Competitors

    4-5 PM

    Chicago dojo

    We recommend that anyone who doesn’t compete regularly attend this special tournament-focused training session that will cover basic etiquette, procedures, and rules for tournaments. The session is $15 and will be held at the Chicago dojo. Another session will be held September 29th.

    REGISTER FOR PREP SESSION

  • Sun
    06
    Oct
    2019

    CKC Volunteers Training

    12:30-1:30 PM

    Enso Karate

    During this meeting, we will outline all volunteer roles and provide specialized training to your assigned tasks — including the electronic scoreboards. This training is required for volunteers.

  • Tue
    15
    Oct
    2019

    CKC Registration Deadline

    See our tournament registration page for all forms and details! Late forms will not be accepted, and there is no on-site registration. 

  • Sun
    27
    Oct
    2019

    Chicagoland Karate-Do Challenge (CKC)

    The 2019 Chicagoland Karate-Do Challenge is an invitational karate tournament co-hosted by Enso Karate and Nisei Dojo, and sanctioned by AAU Karate.

    We strongly encourage all members of our dojo community to come out and participate in our tournament — either as an athlete or volunteer! 

    Check out our tournament website for complete details.

  • Sat
    09
    Nov
    2019

    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
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Make-Up Belt Exams

    Chicago dojo

    We ask students to make their best efforts to take the regular exam, but if you can’t make it, the make-up exam provides a second opportunity to test before the next regular exam. An extra $10 fee is assessed to make-up exams.
     
    Note: Brown belts cannot take the make-up exam.
  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019
    Sun
    01
    Dec
    2019

    Fall Break - Thanksgiving Holiday

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

  • Mon
    23
    Dec
    2019
    Sun
    05
    Jan
    2020

    Winter Break - Christmas / New Years Holiday

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

Unless otherwise noted, Enso’s events are for current students only.