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Freestyle Martial Arts (Zen Do Kai)

Zen Do Kai is a freestyle martial art and an open system - this means we are open to influences and ideas from all around the world.

About Freestyle Martial Arts

Our modern, effective and comprehensive self defence system takes its base from a traditional Japanese karate style of kata, self-defence and strike work while also embracing elements from boxing, grappling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Judo, Muay Thai kickboxing, and includes training in a variety of weapons.

The Zen Do Kai philosophy encompasses the principle of "if it works, use it" and is often described as a “living martial art” because it continues to evolve with the aim of remaining practical at all times.

“The best of everything in progression”

With schools across the whole of Australia & New Zealand and now also in Europe, Zen Do Kai is by far the largest Martial Arts organisation in Australasia, boasting nearly 1000 classes per week catering for all walks of life.

Zen Do Kai was founded in 1970 by Soke Bob Jones (founder of BJMA – Bob Jones Martial Arts) who opened his first martial arts club in Melbourne.

 Offering a Wide Range of Skills

  • Punching & kicking techniques

  • Street smart self-defence

  • Weaponry skills & defence

  • Ground skills

  • Grappling & throws

  • Locks & holds

  • Pad work

  • Partner drills

  • Flexibility & agility

  • Stress relief

  • Empowerment

  • Confidence

  • Fitness & strength

  • Focus

  • Fun

  • Variety

Find a class near you

107 Blenheim Rd, Riccarton, Christchurch

50 Colombo Street, Cashmere, Christchurch

60 Vagues Road, Papanui, Christchurch

14 Lemonwood Drive, Faringdon, Rolleston

3 Mccormacks Bay Rd, Mount Pleasant, Christchurch

30 Chadbury Street, Parklands, Christchurch

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