Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

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


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Olympic Karate Begins

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics, has finally started, a year late. For us karateka, this will be an extra special one, as Karate is in the Olympics for the first time. The qualifiers for both Kata and Kumite start on Thursday 5th August 2021. We will be in for a Karate spectacle, as the best Karateka […]

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First Aid Course 18th July 2021

On Sunday the 18th July 2021, Zen-Shin held a First Aid Course open for all our students. The course was well attended by lots of different students of differing ages and grades. The main purpose of the First Aid Course is for the students who are going for their black belt. One of the criteria […]

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Black Belt Leadership

The Black Belt Leadership Course started in January 2020, and was attended by Zen-Shin’s most promising students. Kyoshi John Richards & Sensei Jumoke Richards identified students that stood out in class because of their ability and attitude. The idea was to work with them over the year to learn about leading others.The course covered different […]

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Kumite Workshop 1

This weekend we will hold our first kumite workshop for Zen-Shin members on Saturday from 3:00-4:30pm. Our workshop will focus on kumite from a competition perspective. This means it is about scoring points, rather than doing the most damage to your opponent. Sport kumite, although completely different to the self-defence we practice through bunkai, and […]

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Kata Workshop 1

Saturday was the first Kata workshop we held at Zen-Shin in 2021. This comes at a great time for us, as lockdown restrictions are easing, and adults are now back in the dojo. We went through Gojushiho Sho during our workshop, a high level Shotokan kata. Sensei Jumoke was inspired after watching the EKF championship […]

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