Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

At the rear of 176 Soho Hill, Soho Hill Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1AL.


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Student Testimonials


Student’s thoughts…

Zen Shin is definitely a way of life. It builds you spiritually as well as physically. More than just a sport. It’s a way of connecting to your inner self. –Panna

With one of, if not the highest graded instructors in Europe in the shape of Kyoshi John Richards, Zen Shin endeavours to produce quality students and instructors who know and embody all the disciplines of traditional Shotokan Karate. – Kennith Guy

I loved my time at Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy. I learnt many skills that I still remember today and I enjoyed the feeling of being a part of the Zen-Shin family. Sensei John Richards is the greatest teacher anyone could ask for, with the uncanny ability to bring out the best in every student. You are taught self-disipline, respect and life skills that stay with you for many years. I look forward to seeing Sensei and Zen-Shin again in the future. – Yusuf

Sophia - fall in love with taking care of yourself

Whilst most people in the U.K. are bedding down to sleep I’ve just stepped out of the dojo! 😴 😍
I started this journey to help my son with his confidence, concentration and discipline…. but have fallen in love with the sport myself! 💕
Find a way to push yourself, expand your mind and invest in yourself….. 🥋🤺🏊🏼‍♀️
Wealth does not just come in the form of money…. no other richness is more valuable then your health….. 💪🏽💝  Look after it!!!!!

Facebook post from our student Sophia

 

 

Absolute respect to Master Richards and his team. My Son Phoenix-Montana has ADHD and I find that this is helping him deal with his sensory issues and anger issue’s. Very friendly approach and make you feel very welcome. 1st time I met them tonight. One thing I do love is the DISCIPLINE and RESPECT! My son definitely need’s this in his life! Thank you for teaching my boy. X – Lisa Daly

Before moving to Australia in 2006 my son ( Benjamin) and daughter ( Bethany) attended lessons at Sutton Coldfield. We found John Richards to have a true passion about the martial arts he was teaching. It was done in a professional way and upon meeting John for the first time was  put at complete ease. He was pleasant, understanding and very patient and this showed throughout his immediate family who all showed the same traits. My children looked forward to all their lessons.I would recommend Zen – Shin above all others and wish John and his family all the very best and thank you.Mark James

Zen-Shin is the best martial arts association I could possibly recommend. They offer more than the martial arts themselves they teach the history of arts and give you a new outlook on life and to how live it in a peaceful calm and inspired manner. Our whole family does karate and Kyoshi Richards has enriched all our lives in different ways. Don’t think about it join and you won’t look back.Linda Fleming

I trained with Zen Shin for almost 20 years. You learn a martial art from one of the best in the country but you are also taught self discipline, respect and overall fitness. Every grade achieved is a grade earned unlike other clubs. Thanks Sensei, Oss. – John Rudd

My children have been with Zen Shin for the last few years. They have nothing but praise and admiration for Kyoshi Richards and the Richards family. – Ms Babra

Amazing instructor, really miss training with Kyoshi since I moved to Wales. What I learned with him stays with me forever. Oss 💕  – J .M

 Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy


At the rear of 176 Soho Hill
Soho Hill Handsworth
Birmingham
West Midlands
B19 1AL

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