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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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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Grading 11th July 2021

Members Only Gallery On Sunday 11th July 2021 Zen-Shin held our grading for all our low grade students. There were four separate gradings on the day, starting with our ‘Little Ninjas’ and Junior White Belts in the morning. Since opening up Zen-Shin after the National Lockdown, we have had many new young Karate Kids join […]

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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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