Xen-Do Martial Arts

Basement, 73 Baker St, London W1U 6RD, UK

About Xen-Do Martial Arts

4.8 / 5

from reviews

    Edwin Ortiz
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    March 30, 2024

    Outstanding instructors and training for all levels. My 14 year old daughter has been attending for over 10 months. She has learned so much coordination, strength, agility and discipline. She was also fearful at first to spar with the boys, but can now hold her own. Xen-do is a warm and welcoming community.

    vita
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    February 20, 2024

    Almost 2 years since I joined Xen-Do, and this was truly one of the best decisions I’ve made! ♥️ The Sensei team is made up of some of the loveliest of people I’ve met, all of whom have a great sense of humour, which makes even the toughest of sessions super fun. You can feel their passion for they do, and to me that’s key to providing valuable guidance, but also making classes very enjoyable. Special shoutouts to Senseis Kuba, Yuri, Ammo, Ri & Jess! At Xen-Do, we’re all like a big family: the students too are amazing people to train with, and are always super helpful, supportive and fun. I literally look forward to every class I go to! Finally, the workouts themselves are fantastic, targeting the full body and really increasing the stamina. 💪 I only wish we practised a little more defence moves, as I feel that the primary focus of our classes is the attack. In all honesty though, I can't recommend this dojo enough for anyone looking to start their martial arts training. Sign up to the trial class! You won’t regret it!

    R4R1
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    February 22, 2022

    I joined Xen-Do martial arts the beginning of January 2022. I had boxed before in high school but wanted a new challenge. I was reluctant to go. After the first session, I got the buzz back and saw unfit I was. The care and attention of the Sensei made me want to commit and come back again to better myself. I did not know what to expect from martial arts. The journey is fun, I'm much more flexible and a lot fitter, I don't feel sick anymore, I can survive the intense sessions. The Sensei is attentive to your limits and will safely push you slowly so you can get stronger every week. Due to my anxiety, I did not want to train with a class, I paid for 3 months of 1 on 1 training once a week which cost me around 6-700 and the kit cost me 150 give or take, Which I found reasonable, you get a heavy-duty holdall which can be also a backpack, foot guards, boxing gloves, wrist wraps, loose fit trousers (a must especially when kicking and stretching) and a T-shirt all which have the Xen-Do Logo which I proudly wear walking to and from the Dojo. My sessions are 1 hour long and intense and depending on which Sensei I have. I prefer to have a different sensei each session because I enjoy the variety and learn something new from each one. My fighting stance is orthodox in boxing, Since I joined Xen-Do, I have learnt to fight southpaw and also use my legs for kicks, counter kicks, roundhouse and also doing all of that in both orthodox and southpaw styles, it was a little difficult to get my brain around it, you can compare it to trying to write with both hands and become ambidextrous, Now I can kick much higher and double kick from both stances. My sessions consist of pad work, bag work, close, stretching contact kicks and punches The grading system allows you to measure your progress. I am currently a yellow/white belt, working towards my next one. I admire that the Sensei's give tips and teach you, like, what if this happened or you shouldn't tod this because then that will happen. they are teaching your brain as well as your body to think logically and be more open-minded and anticipate. All the senseis are cool and because my sessions are not fixed I pop in anytime once a week and have a sensei randomly selected just for me and I love the variety. I was lucky one Saturday because I got to train with all the Sensei's who were having their training session by World & Euro Champion Dai Master Rafael Nieto. I was anxious in the beginning as it was new to me but everyone here even the other students are warm and welcoming. There was no arrogance here which is what you would feel perhaps at a gym doing weights. I have been doing Xen-Do for 2 months now and I am much more flexible, fitter and I've put on lots of muscle mass and have an awesome appetite now which was always hard for me growing up. If you are looking for a new and exciting challenge and journey this is worth a try. You will have the strength to beat many issues in your life, make new friends and have fun at the same time. A huge thank you to Sensei Paul, Sensei Judah, Sensei Aray and Dai Master Rafael for having the pleasure to train with you and encouraging me. Apart from that as they are a service provider it's the small things and going the extra mile which makes me like them even more. From a business side, I have not felt any pressure whatsoever to book sessions If you are an anxious or over an empathic person, you're free to come and go with no explanation, they notice me and remember my name, occasionally there will be some organisational issues with the diary or unexpected circumstances but there communication is 10/10, they call you straight away and tell you if you need to reschedule or come later but that's only happened once to me. I am giving Xen-Do 5 stars because of their people skills and being welcoming to people from all walks of life as well as their outstanding teaching of the martial arts. OUSS!!!

    Jon Ellesmere
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    November 02, 2023

    Xen-Do School of Martial Arts has been helping me improve my confidence, self-discipline, and determination to succeed. I would always feel good whenever I attend training classes and leaving the dojo inspired and feeling good. I always share this great experience with my family and friends, and they are so happy to see me in this active sport. I spoke to my dad and mom a few days ago and they mentioned that I got this habit and trait to do martial arts from my dad, which really made me so happy as it all makes sense now, and why I love doing kickboxing. Xen-Do School of Martial Arts has contributed to my success in life and I’m truly looking forward to each and every classes. Huge thanks to all the Senseis. Big shout out to Sensei Yuri, Sensei Kuba, Sensei Joe, Sensie Rijana and all the other Senseis who have fun and patient in teaching me. I also got the once in a blue moon chance to see Master Raf, Sensie Anthony, Sensie Kuba, Sensie Richard, Sensei Luca and all the other Senseis one Thursday afternoon which I’ll never forget. I had got the front seat watching and witnessing them spar and do some pad work. Amazing! I enjoyed every bit of it. Ouss 🙏🏻

    Sumeet Arora
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    February 08, 2024

    Have been training here for a few months now and I am loving it! Have improved my fitness and overall balance and skills. Highly recommended!

    Xen-Do Martial Arts

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    Basement, 73 Baker St, London W1U 6RD, UK