Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

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

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Tel: 07976401214

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Covid-19 Updates


ALL ZEN-SHIN CLASSES ARE NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. This includes pre-gradings and gradings. We will be in touch with our students when we know it is safe for us to return to class. In the meantime make sure you are following us on social media to stay up to date and to keep our martial artist spirit alive!

Students will have access to online classes via email while the dojo is closed (if you have not received this please get in touch with Afiya – 07976401214). We will still be training but from the comfort of our home. We hope you enjoy these online classes, we are doing our best to cater to all of our students. If you have any requests for the videos or concerns please let us know.


Zen-Shin Covid-19 Announcement

Hello Students and Parents,

Due to the government’s advice to reduce exposure to crowds and confined spaces, it has been decided that we are going to CANCEL the Peewee and Junior pregrading this Saturday 21st March 2020 due to the number of students we have in class at once. This is for the safety of students, parents and instructors. However, students will be pre-graded in class this week or next week to get their ‘tips’. Please come to your normal karate classes as usual and you will be tip tested in class.

If you are ill or are staying indoors over the next couple of weeks and cannot come in to normal class, do not worry, your grading payment will be carried forward to the June grading instead.

Closer to the time we will update you about grading dates.

Reminder: please do not come to class if you are ill or are around family members who have symptoms. Stay home and get well soon!

VIRTUAL LESSONS are being made as we speak. Soon you will be able to train from home so you won’t miss out on your training.

STAY CONNECTED: here are our social media links, follow us.   Facebook    Instagram    Youtube

Adhere to the government guidelines and keep checking your emails and the website for further updates.

See you soon,

Afiya & The Zen-Shin Team

News from Zen-Shin RE Corona Virus

Dear student,

We hope this message finds you healthy and well. We wanted to get in touch to tell you about some extra measures that we are taking at our academy in light of recent developments surrounding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

At Zen-Shin, the health and safety of our students, their families and our instructors is of paramount importance.

We wanted to update you on the actions we are taking to keep you safe and how you and other students can keep yourselves and others as safe as possible while enjoying the opportunity to train and stay fit and healthy.

What is Zen-Shin doing?

  • With effect from today, we have removed the sign-in books from reception to avoid spreading germs via the communal pens. Your Sensei will be doing registers in class to mark your attendance.
  • We are increasing the frequency of cleaning high touch areas, such as door handles and taps.
  • Doubled efforts to ensure there is soap in changing rooms and WC facilities.

As a member, how can you help?

  • Frequent hand washing (wash your hands for 20 seconds) before and after class.
  • Students must only wear their own equipment in class, and we encourage you to sanitise your mitts (hand protectors) after every class.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or into your arm when coughing or sneezing.
  • Do not attend class if you are ill (You can make up your missed classes when you are well again).
  • Follow government guidance on personal hygiene.
  • If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 please let us know so we can take appropriate action.

We will update you if there are any changes to this information.

Our classes are on as normal. We take our guidance from the Government and UK health authorities. If we are informed that students can no longer come in to class, rest assured this will never stop us from practicing karate! We will be holding online classes for our students to get their karate fix at home. This will ensure that we are safe, and can maintain our fitness and don’t fall behind our karate training. But at the present time classes are on as usual and pregradings & gradings will go ahead as planned.

If you have any questions please get in touch.

Kind regards,

Afiya Richards

Programme Director

Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy




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 Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

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

  Telephone: 07976401214

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