Category: Xen-Do History

Category: Xen-Do History

Xen-Do History

A Journey through Culture: Embracing Martial Arts Traditions

Martial arts, beyond being a form of physical activity, are deeply rooted in history and culture. From ancient battlefields to the modern-day training halls, martial arts have evolved into diverse and intricate systems, each with its own unique heritage. Read on to take a captivating journey through the rich historical and cultural roots of different martial

Dojo Updates

Black Lives Matter

Much like the rest of the world, Xen-Do was saddened and appalled to hear of the tragic death of George Floyd as a result of police brutality. We have watched the Black Lives Matter protests unfold and through them we have tried to learn and understand the extent of the problem from those who are

Dai Master Raf
Xen-Do History

Our Founder’s History

Dai Master Raf is the founder of great and wonderful Xen-Do Martial Arts and today we’ll be delving deeper into his history to learn more about his influential past! Rafael Nieto has been involved in Martial Arts since 1972. During that time, he taught Mugendo for thirty years under the supervision of Meiji Suzuki. He

Dai Master Rafael
Senseis

What do we know about Dai Master Rafael?

Dai Master Rafael has been involved in Martial Arts since 1972. During that time, Rafael Nieto taught Mugendo for thirty years under the supervision of Meiji Suzuki. He has done various fighting systems, winning national and international titles. He became Technical Director of the National Karate College in 1988 and British Team Coach in 1992.

Where Did Martial Arts Come From
Xen-Do History

Where Did Martial Arts Come From?

Today Xen-Do is bringing martial arts into the 21st century, however it is important to look back at where martial arts has come from. Although the earliest evidence of martial arts goes back millennia, the true roots are difficult to reconstruct. With humanity being an ever-aggressive race we can safely assume that hand to hand

Senseis

Gala Mugendo Barcelona 2018

Gala Mugendo Barcelona Last Friday I flew to Barcelona and was greeted by my good friend Master Ricardo Gress. I had made the journey to attend Mugendo’s 3rd Annual Dinner Gala at which I was to be honored. I was also privileged to attend the Instructors’ dinner the evening before, where we ate paella, drank

Charitable Donation
Motivation

Xen-Do’s Charitable Donation Moves Forward!

Hello Xen-Do Warriors! Amazing news, today is that our charitable donation has been collected from our supplier Fit-up Sport Ltd. in Enfield and has been safely delivered to the Oxfam Logistics Centre in Batley, West Yorkshire. Here are a few pics of Nadeem from Fit-up getting stuck in and loading the boxes himself! And here

Help Fight Poverty
Motivation

Xen-do Takes Steps To Help Fight Poverty In Senegal

Xen-do Takes Steps To Help Fight Poverty In Senegal Hello Xen-Do Community, Here at Xen-Do Martial Arts, we believe in giving back! We have been working hard behind the scenes to organise a charitable donation of our old Zen-do Branded stock. Some of you may remember our old logo or you may still be rocking

Rival Sons Come to Xen-Do
Motivation

Rival Sons Come to Xen-Do

Before heading to The O2 with Black Sabbath and continuing their U.K. tour, Rival Sons kicked some butt with us at Xen-Do.

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