Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

176 Soho Hill, Handsworth, Birmingham, West Midlands, B19 1AL.


Book a FREE Trial Lesson

Tel: 07976401214

Karate and Kickboxing/Muay Thai in Birmingham


Zen-Shin Martial Arts Association in Birmingham is a professional family run martial arts academy, established in 1980. We support physical, emotional and social development. Our mission is to make our students more successful in life through practice of their martial arts and to always influence them in a positive manner. To accomplish this, we must instill ‘Black Belt Excellence’ to set goals for self improvement and to develop the non-quitting spirit that is necessary to overcome obstacles and become successful in life. Here at Zen-Shin we practice traditional Shotokan Karate which originated from Japan, we also have mixed kickboxing classes and ladies only kickboxing classes.

Our Classes


Little Ninja & Junior Karate


Our 'Little Ninja' classes start from 4-6 years. Our 'Junior' classes start from 7-11 years have their own class. These classes use Karate to increase your child's coordination, confidence and self-control. We make our lessons are as fun as possible to keep our students engaged.


Find Out More »

Adult's Karate


At Zen-Shin we cater to all abilities and all ages and welcome all adults to come and try out a class for free.


Find Out More »

Kickboxing & Muay Thai


Our Kickboxing & Muay Thai classes for Adults and children (12yrs+) take place at our club on Soho Hill


Find Out More »

Ladies Only Kickboxing


At Zen-Shin we have ladies only Kickboxing classes at Soho Hill with a female instructor. Book in for a free trial.


Find Out More »

Our Team


Avatar

Chief Instructor - Kyoshi John Richards

Chief Instructor - Kyoshi John Richards

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Jumoke Richards

Sensei Jumoke Richards

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Abian Richards

Sensei Abian Richards

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Afiya Richards

Sensei Afiya Richards

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Paul Beckford

Sensei Paul Beckford

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Abdul Hafeez

Sensei Abdul Hafeez

Full profile
Avatar

Sensei Frankie Richards

Sensei Frankie Richards

Full profile
Avatar

Referee - Jane Garrett

Referee - Jane Garrett

Full profile

Location


 Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

176 Soho Hill
Handsworth Birmingham West Midlands B19 1AL
Tel: 07976401214

 



Tel:

What People Say


"Before moving to Australia in 2006 my son and daughter 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 proffesional 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

"I joined ladies kickboxing and it has inspired me! I was encouraged to keep going by the new friends I made at the club , and a few others helped me along the path. I was a complete beginner when I joined and I've been getting better. It has been great for my health. My instructor Sensei Pansy Wright made me realise to never give up, Sensei made me work hard and it has all been worth it in the end. She has taught me alot."

Kate

"Great for improving kids confidence, fitness and discipline. Highly recommend"

Mrs Samuels

"Our daughter is a hemiplegic as a result of a stroke, which means that one side of her body is weaker and considerably thinner than the other side. She hated ballet, but the thought of self-defence appealed to her and us. We contacted a few clubs and found that nobody would consider taking her. We had no idea that the day we spoke to Sensei John Richards and Sensei Paul Beckford, that our lives would change so much. She calls Sensei Paul Beckford, the BFP (Big Friendly Paul). He is brilliant with kids in general, but he instilled focus in her and she is able to now use her weaker side much more efficiently. Getting a belt possibly every 3 months really motivates her and her smile from her achievements is across her face for days after the grading. At the Summer Club, we met Pansy, who is a force to be reckoned with, but with a heart of gold. She treats her no differently, which we support. Sensei John Richards is a family man and our daughter has been fortunate to be taught by both his sons who she respects and looks up to. However, if truth be told, it is Afiya who is her true inspiration. This is not a club, but a family, but our journey has only just started. We have been blessed to be a part of it. I can highly recommend this club to any children fully able or otherwise as you are given a chance to shine here. Parents of a 7 year old"

Parent of a 7 year old

 Contact Us


No  Yes