KenZen Self Defence Training & Services is a Gold Coast based training organisation that delivers martial arts and self defence lessons/courses and specialist security training. KenZen is a dynamic modern day martial art and complete self defence system for people of all ages and sizes, from all walks of life. Our martial arts and self defence system incorporates basic yet effective techniques that are easy to learn and remember in the event one has to defend oneself in a life threatening situation. Our philosophy is founded on the realisation that combat martial arts and sport/competition fighting are very different training systems that are designed to give the practitioner an edge in very different arenas. Furthermore, in today’s society the average person does not have the time to train 2-3 hours a day, 4, 5, 6 or 7 days a week as those who have studied the path of Budo and the traditional martial arts before us have done for centuries. Therefore, we must target our training to the outcomes we desire and train more efficiently utilising current knowledge and advancements in training systems. Our mission is to equip our students with the skills required to defend themselves, their family and property, and to defeat larger, stronger, motivated aggressors and multiple attackers that we now face in an increasingly violent society. 


KenZen is a blend of traditional Japanese martial arts such as Karate, Shorinji Kempo, Aikido, Jiu Jitsu and Judo with Western style Boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, Wrestling, Grappling, Ground Fighting and Military Self Defence and tactics. Our instructors not only have extensive backgrounds in various martial arts systems they also maintain relevant industry currency and have real world experience in military operations, policing and security related roles. Ken refers to the body while Zen refers to the mind and spirit. One must equally train and develop the body, mind and spirit in order to reach ones full potential. KenZen is a complete no rules fighting and self defence system that will develop all three areas through training in both hard and soft techniques that include striking, kicking, blocking defence, weapons defence, escapes from holds, throws, break falls, joint locks, pins, pressure points, massage and joint manipulation, physiology, philosophy, crime prevention, situational awareness and defensive tactics. The KenZen emblem symbolises courage and our martial arts club motto is: “Develop Body, Mind & Spirit through Strength, Courage & Cooperation”. 


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