Martial Arts are more than just exercise. They are primarily a form of self-defence and a great source from which to gain personal confidence. Martial Arts can help you avoid threatening situations or enable you to effectively deal with them if unavoidable, being prepared can make all the difference. Xen-Do in particular provides an excellent opportunity for social interaction in a fun, safe and very exciting environment.
Xen-Do is a way of life based on an authentic and historic Martial Art that can be traced back to the first Shaolin Monks, you can learn more about this on our Club History page.
Xen-Do is a mixture of karate, oriental kicking and punching and western boxing. It combines self-defence, aerobic workout, flexibility, coordination and speed.
Xen-Do now attracts a very large female following, as women now assert not only their financial but also their physical independence. Xen-Do gives women a unique mental strength and awareness of their environment that provides the ability to defend themselves, their children and their property.
Xen-Do provides World Class instruction at all levels.
The founder of Xen-Do is Dai Master Rafael Nieto, 4 times British Champion, European and World Champion with 30 years of Martial Arts experience. He heads a team of top class professional instructors including World and European champions. See our instructors bios for more information.
At Xen-Do we follow Dai Master Rafael's 'Fearless Way', this means that everyone at every level can participate without fear or trepidation.
Classes begin with a thorough full-body stretch; once properly warmed up students learn basic kicks, punches and combinations followed by attack and defence techniques practised with a partner.
The classes are non-contact, so there is no risk of getting hurt and the sessions last approximately 1 hour. Separate classes are available for students who wish to practice technical movements with a partner.
We also offer personal (small group) and private (individual) classes.
Enthusiasm and energy, you are going to enjoy your Xen-Do experience!
Wear loose clothing - tracksuit trousers and a t-shirt are best, plus a clean pair of socks. Also bring a towel and a bottle of water.
Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to their first lesson.
Our membership prices range between £10 and £22 per lesson depending on the type of membership you are interested in. The price will differ depending on how many classes you’d like to attend per week, and also, on the duration of the monthly membership you chose. The rate will also vary slightly depending on which of the dojos you’d like to belong to as a member.
We have so many various programmes to choose from, we have something for everyone! We can help you get what you want out of Xen-Do! We can accommodate any busy schedule, frequent travel and even the school run.
We recommend first coming for a trial class where we can show you around and introduce ourselves, then after, a member of our team will be happy to go through all we have to offer and the benefits of our memberships for example: -
- Blocks of classes
- Grading for belts
We look forward to meeting you!
Fantastic! Sign up for your FREE trial lesson and experience how Xen-Do Martial Arts includes Taekwondo and more.
Yes Xen-Do makes for fantastic events.
The three Xen-Do locations are available for children's parties and many types of events. Please call or email for further information.
We are always looking for Kickboxing and Martial Arts instructors who can consistently deliver the Xen-Do experience. Please visit our careers page for more information.
Yes - the Xen-Do 'Samurai Series' offers teambuilding and business improvement sessions that will increase motivation and performance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.