2022

  • Fri
    24
    Dec
    2021
    Sun
    02
    Jan
    2022

    Winter Break

    No classes will be held.
  • Mon
    03
    Jan
    2022
  • Sat
    08
    Jan
    2022

    Karate Seminars with Sakura Kokumai

    Enso Karate Chicago Dojo
    601 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 320
    Chicago, IL 60605
    We are very excited to announce that Enso Karate will be hosting USA Karate Olympian Sakura Kokumai who will teach two karate seminars on Saturday, January 8, 2022.
     
    This event is open to interested karate students from all dojos and karate styles.
     
    Sakura Kokumai represented the United States at the Olympic Games which were held in Tokyo this past summer. You may remember that Sensei Kokumai visited us virtually in December 2020 to teach a class and answer some of our questions. It was a fun and inspirational event!
     
    You don’t want to miss this chance to meet and train with one of the best karate-ka in the United States and in the world. Please join us!
     
    SESSIONS
    Saturday, January 8, 2022
    Guest Instructor, Sakura Kokumai, Olympic Athlete
    • 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Kihon (Basic) Drills, open to all ranks and ages
    • 1:00 – 2:30 PM. Kata  – Chatanyara Kushanku, open to Brown and Black belts only, all ages
     
    FEES
    • $20 for one session
    • $30 for two sessions

    REGISTRATION
    Register online

    COVID PROTOCOLS

    All participants must follow our current COVID protocols: 1) Valid proof of COVID-19 vaccination required, 2) mask must be worn at all times, including during training, 3) pre-registration is required.

    Modified Class Schedule for Saturday, January 8, 2022
     
    ONLINE
    9:30-10:15 AM – Youth & Adults: All Levels As scheduled
     
    CHICAGO DOJO
    9:30-10:30 AM – Youth & Adults: Beginners (White belts) As scheduled
    9:30-10:30 AM – Youth & Adults: All Levels As scheduled
    10:30-11:30 AM –Youth & Adults: Brown & Black Belts Kata Class As scheduled
    11:30 AM-12:30 PM – Adults: All Levels Cancelled
     
    12:00 PM-2:30 PM – Guest instructor sessions with Sakura Kokumai
  • Mon
    17
    Jan
    2022

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No classes

    No classes will be held in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

  • Sat
    19
    Feb
    2022

    Karate Belt Exams

    Arrival times TBA

    Chicago Dojo

    Details TBA

  • Sun
    06
    Mar
    2022

    Tournament Prep Session

    11am-12pm

    Chicago dojo

    In preparation for the Chicago Blast Karate Invitational that Enso is hosting in April, we are hosting tournament prep sessions for students who are new or less experienced in competition. These sessions will help prepare students for the rules and etiquette that are unique to the tournament experience. The cost to attend is $20 per session. Register here.

     
  • Wed
    16
    Mar
    2022
    Sat
    19
    Mar
    2022

    Spring Break - No classes

    Enso's Spring Break will be from March 16-19, when we will not hold any classes in Chicago, Oak Park, or online. We encourage students to take advantage of our flexible online and in-person schedules to attend additional classes during the other weeks of March.
  • Sun
    20
    Mar
    2022

    Tournament Prep Session

    11am-12pm

    Chicago dojo

    In preparation for the Chicago Blast Karate Invitational that Enso is hosting in April, we are hosting tournament prep sessions for students who are new or less experienced in competition. These sessions will help prepare students for the rules and etiquette that are unique to the tournament experience. The cost to attend is $20 per session. Register here.

     
  • Fri
    01
    Apr
    2022
    Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022

    April Trial Class Opportunities!

    Chicago and Oak Park dojo locations

    In April 2022, we are offering a special “trial class” opportunity for those interested in training at Enso Karate. We don’t typically offer trials due to the time-intensive nature of running them, but we know there is increased interest in our new schedule and downtown Chicago facility. That’s why we’re offering this opportunity — for a $20 fee — to give Enso Karate a try for a full instructor-led class during one of the following times:

     
     
    Chicago dojo
    • Fri. April 1, 5:30-:6:30pm
    • Sat. April 2, 9:30am-10:30am
    • Mon, April 3, 5:30-:6:30pm
    • Fri. April 8, 5:30-:6:30pm
    • Sat. April 9, 9:30am-10:30am
     
    Oak Park dojo
    • Tue, April 5, 6-30-7:30pm
    • Thu, Apri 7, 6:30-7:30pm
     
    Participants should be adults or youth aged 6+, and they can wear comfortable workout clothes to the session. To register, create an account in our system and then pay for the trial class. Reserve your spot in one of the classes yourself, Or, just email info@ensokarate.com to let us know when to expect you.
  • Sun
    10
    Apr
    2022

    Chicago Blast Karate Invitational

    CSO Sports Multiplex, Hyde Park

    Enso is co-hosting this tournament with Adamson’s Karate Dojo, and we encourage all Enso students to participate! Learn more on our tournament website.

  • Fri
    27
    May
    2022
    Mon
    30
    May
    2022

    Memorial Day Holiday

    No karate classes will be held over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Enjoy!

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2022

    Karate Belt Exams

    Arrival times TBA

    Chicago Dojo

    Details TBA

  • Fri
    24
    Jun
    2022

    Make-up Karate Exams

    7:45pm-8:45pm

    Chicago dojo

  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    Sat
    02
    Jul
    2022

    AAU Karate National Championships

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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

  • Tue
    28
    Jun
    2022
    Wed
    06
    Jul
    2022
  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2022
    Thu
    07
    Jul
    2022

    10th WUKF World Karate Championships

    Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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

  • Sat
    06
    Aug
    2022

    Beach Training

    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. 
  • Sat
    20
    Aug
    2022

    Beach Training - CANCELLED

    Due to expected rain and thunderstorms, Beach Training is cancelled. Classes will be held according to the normal schedule at the Chicago Dojo and online.

  • Fri
    02
    Sep
    2022
    Mon
    05
    Sep
    2022

    Labor Day Holiday (No Classes)

    No classes Sept. 2-5, 2022 (Labor Day Holiday)
  • Wed
    07
    Sep
    2022

    Cobra Kai Special Preview and Pizza Party

    6:30pm

    Chicago dojo

    You are invited to a special screening of Season 5 Episode 1 and 2 of the Cobra Kai Netflix series on Wednesday, September 7 from 6:30-9:30pm. Enso Karate was especially selected as the Chicago dojo to host a preview. We’ll also have pizza!

    This event is free for Enso Karate students but pre-registration is required by Tuesdya, September 7, 2022. You can pre-register using this link.

    All ages are invited, though parents should use their discretion and may want to consult reviews of the series.

    On Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, the 6:30pm and 7:30pm classes will be cancelled, and the 5:30pm class will be held for youth/adults all levels.

  • Sat
    17
    Sep
    2022

    Enso Karate's 20th Anniversary Celebration

    6PM - Midnight

    Union League Club of Chicago
    65 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago

     
     

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