Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy

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


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Kata Workshop – Season 2

The summer holidays are in full swing, and we have the usual and expected reduction in class attendance during this month due to people taking a well deserved holiday. This has not stopped us at Zen-Shin from continuing what we always do – Karate. The summer time is good to have some fun, but for […]

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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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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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