“The Best of Everything in Progression”
Zen Do Kai was founded by Bob Jones and Richard Norton , when they left the dojo of Japanese karate Gōjū Kai of Tino Ceberano in 1970.
It has evolved from adding the principles and techniques of many martial arts disciplines together with the strong Bob Jones fighting tradition to form a modern, effective and comprehensive self defence system.
Bob Jones describes Zen Do Kai as an ” open system “, and as such it is “open to influences and ideas from around the World “, which encompasses elements of boxing , sockets, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu , Eskrima , Judo , Karate and Muay Thai . Zen Do Kai means, “The best of everything in progression” and includes techniques of self-defense and kata .
We must always be guided by a thirst for knowledge, understanding and meaning to the things we do and those things that have been handed down to us from previous generations.
Using modern self defence principles with traditional values, we seek to improve the system, improve ourselves and to be aware of creating the opportunities for the individuals within our organisation to achieve their personal best. We are proud, not only of our system, but of the many thousands of students that have developed from it. Train in Zen Do Kai and we are sure you will find the experience fulfilling, exciting and most of all …. enjoyable
It is distinguished from many forms of traditional karate because it allows the use of various techniques used by practitioners of kickboxing Thai.
The philosophy of discipline embraces the principle “if it works, you use” and as such it contains elements of various other martial arts.
For over 45 Years, Zen Do Kai has been taught to thousands of people from all walks of life with Bob Jones Clubs (BJC) represented worldwide.
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