Testimonials

what some students say...

It is our belief at Xen-Do that we deliver the best kickboxing and martial arts training in London.

Our fully qualified champion instructors have helped many people to achieve their full potential and unleash their inner dragon, have a look at what some of student say about their training experience at Xen-Do.


Xen-Do Marylebone is a great club for people who want to get fit and learn new skills. The instructors are friendly, approachable, and have a ton of knowledge that they're happy to share. For me, personally, it was important to find a club that balanced challenging & interesting training with a friendly and inclusive atmosphere and I certainly found that at Xen-Do. I've happily recommended this club to friends in the past and am happy to do so in the future.

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Paul Richardson
I have been training for almost 7 years at Xen-Do and still love it just as much as when I was training for white belt at the beginning. The teaching and curriculum for each of the belts pushes you to get stronger physically and mentally. There is an atmosphere of continuous improvement and focused learning, along with the social side of training as a group. With the mixture of technique, padding and fitness I always feel like I've had an excellent workout. The mental discipline of the Xen-Do method is also useful for other aspects of life. I would highly recommend Xen-Do Martial Arts clubs for anyone wanting to get into kickboxing or martial arts in general for the first time.

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Harriet Oglethorpe
You can do kickboxing at Xen-Do no matter what age or level of fitness you are. I joined group classes in 2012 and loved it ever since. Suffered a metatarsal injury 18 months later and had to stop for a year. When I came back I started doing personal classes. All Senseis have been amazing. Tailoring the sessions to accommodate my injury while pushing me really hard. Never had a bad session at Xen-Do. My favourite sport I've ever done and the only one I stuck with for that long!

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Sonia Piton
Since starting Kickboxing at Golders Green I have achieved far more than I thought was possible with a new level of fitness. Trying to find time to go running or going to the gym just wasn't enough and was never consistent. I have found training for each belt very rewarding and I would highly recommend Xen-Do.

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Ben Skinner
Xen-Do has the perfect balance between fun and learning, whilst exercising in a safe environment. The instructors are enthusiastic, patient, and keen to help all progress. Styles change depending on individual, which shows maturity of instructors. I have been doing this for one year now, and just started the sparring classes which helps progress the skills learnt in a safe and fun way.

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Richard Viner
I have experienced this club's classes myself and also brought my children to the junior classes, and I have always found the environment at Xen-Do friendly and encouraging for students of all ages and abilities. It's a great place to introduce adults or kids to a martial art, Xen-Do also to improve fitness.

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Phil Barr
I have been attending Xen-Do at Baker Street for a few months now and have already discovered muscles I never thought I had! As a non-lover of gyms and running, Xen-Do provides a fun and relaxed atmosphere to learn a new skill. I enjoy going to classes and the grading system continues to give you something to work towards. The Sensei's have varying methods of teaching, are very approachable and ensure you get the most out of each class. Highly recommend!

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Candice Dutton
My wife had been going to Xen-Do for over 2 months before I joined. She explained to me how good it was and that there is a great mix of people and excellent Sensei to work with. I decided to come along for my free lesson initially feeling quite apprehensive about it, the moment I walked into the establishment I was completely made to feel at ease by the Sensei. Each session is extremely hard work but very fair and every time I walk out of the place I feel like I have achieved something mentally and psychically. I have now been going for 4 months or so and will continue to do so for a very long time, even though it does take me hour and half or so each time to come. Love the place and recommend it to anyone.

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Michael Brain
I have been with Xen-Do for only few months, but this is enough to say this is the best way to relax and release stress. I am attending classes twice a week and I am looking forward to it and I am enjoying every minute of it. Instructors are tough, however they always remind us to smile. The classes are flexible, which gives an opportunity to come when suits you best. Kickboxing improved my balance and fitness. Also gives you an opportunity to meet new friends.

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Julia Kusnierz
I came to Xen-Do feeling extremely unfit and very apprehensive. The Senseis here are very strict and work you very hard but they make you laugh at the same time. They make a genuine effort to get to know each student and make you feel very welcome. Since joining Xen-Do I have toned muscles that I didn't even know I had. I have never known a workout quite like it. Not only do you get fit but you also learn to fight and to defend which is both a valuable skill and a lot of fun. I travel for nearly 2 hours to get to this dojo - that should tell you how good it is.

Louise Brain

"Xen-Do Marylebone is a great club for people who want to get fit and learn new skills."

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"Xen-Do is a great place to introduce adults or kids to a martial art, and also to improve fitness."

✭✭✭✭✭ Phil Barr read more...

"I would highly recommend Xen-Do Martial Arts clubs for anyone wanting to get into kickboxing or martial arts in general for the first time."

✭✭✭✭✭ Harriet Oglethorpe read more...

"Since starting Kickboxing at Golders Green I have achieved far more than I thought was possible with a new level of fitness."

✭✭✭✭✭ Ben Skinner read more...

"You can do kickboxing at Xen-Do no matter what age or level of fitness you are. All Senseis have been amazing."

✭✭✭✭✭ Sonia Piton read more...

"The classes are flexible, which gives an opportunity to come when suits you best. Kickboxing improved my balance and fitness."

✭✭✭✭✭ Julia Kusnierz read more...

"I travel for nearly 2 hours to get to this dojo - that should tell you how good it is."

Louise Brain read more...