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.
Martial Arts are suitable for men and women of all ages, sizes and all levels of fitness, the best time for children to start is from 4 years. People who practice Martial Arts are those seeking to challenge themselves, find their limitations and develop beyond them whilst having a great deal of fun. Xen-Do is a fantastic community where many new friends are made.
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.
Classes range from £12 - £20 per class depending on the programme you choose.
We will explain the options after your FREE trial.
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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.
Here at Xen-Do we hold classes to suit every age, sex and ability. Our classes have a good mix of male and female students so you do not have to worry about being in a men's class, here is some more information about our Martial Arts for All classes.