The Kaizen Centre in Birmingham is the evolution of one of the city’s martial arts centres, combined with strength & conditioning facility and a training space that brings martial arts like Aikido Te, Karate and Aikijutsu together with high performance Yoga, personal coaching and training, MetCon Fitness sessions and an Elite Injury Clinic, all to take you to the next level.
So we’ve evolved and we’re pushing for a revolution in attitudes towards fitness, lifestyle, martial arts and personal development. We make no apologies for being a bit different and being up for working hard and pushing our limits.
Address: Albert Wing the Argent Centre, 60 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HS, United Kingdom
“The ethos and atmosphere in Kaizen is one of a kind.”
“A positive environment for a little me time with a great bunch of people.”
“Are you looking for a place to grow intellectually, spiritually and physically?”
So, i am by no means whatsoever a “gym” person or “gym” goer. A few years ago i pushed myself to improve my fitness and more importantly my mental health. I found myself at one of the high street generic gyms and for a while felt completely lost, uncomfortable and intimidated. After some time i threw myself into classes and instantly fell in love with that type of workout. One thing lead to another and i was no longer able to go to that gym. I tried to keep my bug and momentum going and hit another high street gym in Birmingham city centre. I hated every second!
Fast forward to post Rona restrictions i knew i wanted to get my fitness and mental health back to its peak. I knew what i was looking for and what worked for me.
After searching and researching gyms in Birmingham city centre, i came across Kaizen. What a fantastic website. I was intrigued, interested and completely fell in love with their whole ethos, philosophy and what they have to and have on offer.
I had a slight reluctance and nervous approach to get started due to past experience. Anyway i picked up the phone and enquired. I arranged a meet with the DC and the rest is history as they say.
I instantly fell in love with the Kaizen and felt so at ease straight off the bat.
I got started mid May when restrictions lifted and i now cant imagine not been part of the centre or work out what i did before them.
DC, Zoe, the team and every member of the Kaizen are absolutely amazing. The support, guidance, encouragement, empowerment they all provide and literally second to none. There is such a wealth of knowledge and expertise that i have been blown away by from the day i started.
The environment is so friendly, focused, crazy, fun, everything you don’t know you need and want.
I have absolutely fell in love. Im so happy and proud to be part of the Kaizen.
I am now someone who who takes part in between 5 and 7 classes a week (much to my own surprise lol). Each class is different and expertly designed by the guys. They absolutely cater to and accommodate all ages, sizes, fitness levels, from all walks of life.
I attend the met-con, HIIT classes and vary my weeks with throwing myself into Yoga and Primal classes too.
There literally is something for everyone!
Give em a call, give em a go! You wont regret it!
Big love to the Kaizen Team and a huge thanks, you are all truly amazing x
I’ve been been apart of the Kaizen Centre for a very long time training in martial arts where I have been lucky enough to meet and train with some great people.
I believe there is nothing out there like Kaizen from traditional martial arts, skill training to down and dirty get the job done.
The Centre has great training areas within the gym (coaching) space and the great mats for classes like Metcon which I have been tested to my limits believe me.
I would highly recommend Kaizen to anyone who wants to get fit, be more confident or wants to try something a little bit different.
All the coaches are very knowledgeable and welcoming don’t be shy go for it!
I’ve been training with Zoe for a while now. She’s so knowledgeable and truly cares about her clients. As soon as I found out I was pregnant, I let Zoe know and her, Daryl and the rest of the team at Kaizen made sure that I was really taken care of and workouts were changed to suit each trimester
The gym itself is exceptional – amazing equipment and it’s super spacious, too. They also take hygiene and safety very seriously and I always feel safe attending.
Highly recommend to everyone and anyone.
KA Childrens Martial Arts Academy
Address: Fitness First, Hobs Moat Rd, Ulleries Rd, Birmingham, Solihull B92 8DS, United Kingdom
“It’s the only thing my son has stuck at.”
“Friendly atmosphere and professional”
“KA Martial Arts Academy has a warm, friendly enviroment.”
Such a patient coach. Andy has a way of getting the kids concentration. They watch him like a hawk. If your looking for kids self defence i recommend you look no further than andy and is team
My son and daughter have trained with Andy for years. It’s the only thing my son has stuck at. Great teaching. Made a big difference to my daughters confidence at school.
Being from a martial arts background I am particularly fussy about finding a club for my boy. After visiting many substandard clubs in Birmingham I finally found this one. Can’t fault it an my son love training here. The head instructor Andy has done a good job of building a team around him my son already wants to follow in the footsteps of the junior instuctors andy has bought through the ranks.
Birmingham Martial Arts Centre
We take will you to your personal potential, we will give you confidence, we will make you fit, we will give you flexibility, but most of all we will make your martial arts experience one of the best that can be bought as our instruction is among the very best in the country.
Our Martial Arts Centre has been a premier martial arts training facility for over 30 years, producing champions up to world level, specialising in Karate and Kickboxing. We are local for Solihull, Shirley, Dickens Heath, Hall Green & South Birmingham.
Our classes are divided into children and adult sessions in both Karate, Kickboxing, and Combat Sambo. We also dedicate our structure into beginner, intermediate and advanced classes.
It doesn’t matter how fit or flexible you are. The beginner classes will steadily take care of those who are unfit and if you are more advanced we will make sure you are directed to a class that suits you. Please look at our timetable to find the beginner classes for your age group.
Address: 1319 Stratford Rd, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9HH, United Kingdom
“Friendly atmosphere, environment and instructor.”
“Children are inside whilst doors are locked so no viewing.”
“Like it so much just enrolled my youngest.”
I had never done any martial arts before, at 33 I started the adult kickboxing. It is an excellent mental and physical workout. There is a fantastic atmosphere. The instructor is great and everyone is very welcoming , highly recommended!!
My eldest son has attended this dojo for 4 years really helped massively build his confidence and taught him discipline. The no parent spectator is a brilliant element to this place daunting at first but allows children to build independence. In this day an age teaches the right self defence kids need. Like it so much just enrolled my youngest.
My boys look forward to their kickboxing sessions every Saturday afternoon. They recommend joining if you want to push, challenge and build confidence in yourself. Friendly atmosphere, environment and instructor.
Black Widow Martial Arts Academy
Black Widow Martial Arts Academy is the Premier Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Birmingham & the West Midlands. We aim to give our students more than just a martial arts lesson. We provide all levels of training for our members from beginner to fighters classes. Our range of classes include Muay Thai, MMA / Mixed Martial Arts, Submission Wrestling and Boxing. We also provide separate classes for ladies and kids.
Address: 858 Washwood Heath Rd, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2NL, United Kingdom
“Great place, great staff, great equipment.”
“Great gym, trainers with a very profesional approach, great atmosphere 10/10 :)”
“1) Pricing: The pricing structure is very predatory, like a lot of other gyms.”
I would definitely recommend Black Widow Martial Arts Academy. I have been training here and my experience is great with them. They are very professional. The have ladies instructors. My instructor is excellent in her job and in behaviour with her clients. Thanks!
Black Widow is one of the best Muay Thai Boxing Gyms so if you’re thinking of getting into Thai Boxing, this is the gym for you! The team there are so friendly. The whole time I was there, I felt at home. The trainers are well certified and know they’re stuff. The owner of the Academy really does invest in the students and encourages development. This gym is not just about taking your monthly membership; they actually want to see you progress which is lovely.
If your fitness goals are to lose weight, maintain fitness levels or progress in Martial Art’s Black Widow can accommodate all.
Plenty of equipment to accommodate weight training, body weight exercises, circuit work and all round bag/pad work.
The staff are highly knowledgeable and can help with all fitness related questions. I would highly recommend this place to anyone, regardless if you’re a beginner or expert
Zen-Shin Martial Arts Academy – Saltley
Zen-Shin Martial Arts Association in Birmingham is a professional family run martial arts academy, established in 1980. We support physical, emotional and social development. Our mission is to make our students more successful in life through practice of their martial arts and to always influence them in a positive manner. To accomplish this, we must instill ‘Black Belt Excellence’ to set goals for self improvement and to develop the non-quitting spirit that is necessary to overcome obstacles and become successful in life. Here at Zen-Shin we practice traditional Shotokan Karate which originated from Japan, we also have mixed kickboxing classes and ladies only kickboxing classes.
Address: 264 Washwood Heath Rd, Saltley, Birmingham B8 2XS, United Kingdom