Zen-Shin Martial Arts Association

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

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When you have sand where it shouldn’t be…

Once a year Zen-Shin invites students and their families for a weekend away in Devon Cliffs. But it is not just any old weekend by the beach, this is a 3 day training camp which involves karate training and a lot of fun!

This year we had perfect weather along with the sea and sand, and with a great crowd. It is a lovely sight seeing everyone appearing out of their caravans in their Zen-Shin tracksuits and brand new Devon t-shirts ready for a morning’s jog down to the beach and martial arts training. This year we incorporated a bit of Thai Chi and Chi Gong into our morning workout which was a great experience to do in such a serene environment.

Since the course we have had such great feedback from parents and students already eager to put their name down for next years course! So… here’s the date for your diaries:

Friday 5th May till Monday 8th May 2017 

We usually arrive on the friday and leave on either the Sunday evening (if we have to get back to school/work) or Monday morning. We will soon have letters ready to hand out to book your caravans. If you are interested in joining us in our next adventure please let us know, the quicker we get our deposits in the cheaper the caravans are.

Here’s a quick list of just a few of the things we get up to in Devon: 3 days of karate/kickboxing training- learning new katas, kumite training, classes on the beach, making new friends while drinking an orange juice (or two) at the bar, and all the entertainment that Devon Haven Holidays provides (e.g. multi-level swimming pool complex, evening performances, abseiling or climbing, crazy golf, restaurants, the South Beach Cafe and more!)

My brother (Abian) and I were thinking of ways to show people who have never come on our Devon trips before how much fun there is to be had along with the intense training sessions. Here is a video that we put together of bits of our time at the 2016 Devon Spring Course (please excuse our messing around).

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