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Photos of Our Last-Ever Black Belt Tests

Wow, we had two amazing Black Belt tests last week! The tests were presided over by my instructor, former British, European and World Kickboxing Champion Master Rafael Nieto. The first test took place last Thursday the 3rd.  Congratulations to Senseis Vinod Joseph, Alaa Al-Alawi and Faris Algosaibi (my brother) for getting their second degree (2nd […]

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Update: Zen-Do to be closed.

I thought I’d share a quick update with you.  Sadly Zen-Do will be closed… I wrote a blog post a couple of weeks ago announcing that Zen-Do is for sale – assuming a buyer would be found.  I have offered my Black Belts the chance to buy Zen-Do, but unfortunately none of them could commit […]

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Why I'm Selling Zen-Do

For those of you who’ve been following me for some time, this will come as quite a shock.  I have to tell you, it took me a long time to make piece with this decision, I did not make it lightly.  Let me share the letter I gave to all our students: ——— Dear parents […]

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Zen-Do Fun Day – The Aftermath!

Phew! It’s been over 24 hours, but I’m still exhausted!  We had the much awaited, eagerly anticipated Zen-Do Fun Day yesterday!  It started at 11 am and didn’t end until 6 pm! And boy did we have fun!  The day started with a Nunchaku weapons demonstration with Sensei Vinod and some Zen-Do Black Belt Club […]

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Announcing The Zen-Do Family Fun Day!

You’re invited my friend!  I’m happy to announce that we’re having a Zen-Do family fun day!!  This is a day for fun, games and activities.  There’ll be kickboxing and weapons demonstrations, a dodge ball tournament, a special Zen-Do “puppet show”, face painting, and an extreme padding session –  and more! I’ll also be doing a […]

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Congratulations Sharon!

I’m proud to announce that Sharon Kaur received her Brown Belt on Thursday.  Well done Sharon!  I really put her through the paces and pushed her hard, and she was really nervous.  But she passed and did well.  Congrats again 🙂 Talk soon.

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Congratulations Sensei Vinod Joseph!

I cannot tell you how proud I am to announce the promotion of Zen-Do Bahrain Senior Instructor Vinod Joseph to Head Instructor.  Well done guy! Sensei Vinod joined Zen-Do in 2005 as a general purpose cleaner/janitor/driver.  It turned out he didn’t have that much to do so he started training in the evening class.  He […]

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Congratulations Saba and Hamad – New Black Belts!

We had a Black Belt grading on Saturday, for which my instructor, former British, European and World Kickboxing Champion Master Rafael Nieto came to Bahrain for.  Zen-Do student Hamad AlFhadehl and Falak Marketing and Operations Manager Saba Saleem went through the grueling test and did an amazing job!  As usual, after doing lots of basics, […]

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