Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

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


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The Zen in Kata

Zen is a school of Buddhism that emphasises the importance of meditation and intuition. ‘Zen-Shin’ refers to the ‘Zen mind’; to be more specific, a meditative and calm mind. After our first Kata workshop, I have consistently been practicing Gojushiho Sho. I am still trying to master the movements. With practice comes understanding, and by […]

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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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Zen-Shin Squad at International Competition

Many of these competitors have been training many years before they chase their ambitions of glory to compete against other clubs. Harry and Steve both break the mould. Both students have been training for around 6 months, and have already competed multiple times. It takes bravery to compete against someone on the same level. […]

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