International Women’s Day


Happy International Women’s Day! Xen-Do is proud to work with and instruct a vast amount of strong and influential women. Over 50% of our students are women, an unheard-of statistic for Martial arts – a predominantly male dominated sector of sport.

The Xen-Do women train hard, they spar without fear and they have fun in every lesson. Many women join for different reasons; to build confidence, for self-defence or to make friends.

We are blessed with not just an amazing collection of female students, but female instructors as well. Sensei Lauren has been a student of Xen-Do for almost her entire life and has now taught full time for over 2 years. We are also joined by many other brilliant and incredible female instructors such as Sensei Gayane, Rijana, and Coco.

Xen-Do training increases mental and physical fitness, confidence and self-esteem, which are carried into the workplace, family and social scene. Skills such as assessing situations and circumstances so that trouble can be avoided or dealt with effectively while using techniques that do not require an abnormal level of strength or power to perform and are aimed at an average woman of any shape, size, age and proficiency in martial arts are just some of the reasons why Xen-Do cultivates such an empowering environment for women.

More particularly, Xen-Do does not simply cater to women with open schedules. For working women or mums, probably the most important thing that Xen-do offers is flexibility in how you choose to train. Whether it’s once a week, six times a week, one-to-one classes or sparring; there are options to find what suits your lifestyle best. Here at Xen-Do, flexible classes for invigorating fitness skills are a way to help women flourish.

Head on over to our YouTube channel and check out our video on Why Women Should Do Martial Arts.

Here we interview several of our female instructors and students!


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