Self Defense for Kids
Martial Arts For Children in Salt Lake City, UT
Make Zenbei Martial Arts Academy - Olympic Judo Dojo your preferred martial arts studio. I offer martial arts for children in Salt Lake City, UT. My locally owned and operated studio has been in business since 2010. My courses emphasize self-defense only as a last resort, and my training can instill a richer sense of respect, self-discipline, and confidence in your child. I'm experienced, and I strive to create a healthy and encouraging environment. I can offer:
- Quick responses to your questions
- Attention to detail
- Great customer service
I understand that I'm not the only martial arts teacher in town, so I work hard to make sure that my classes are a cost-effective choice. All of my services are provided at reasonable rates, and I'll be happy to provide you with a free estimate for my services.
If you've been looking into martial arts for children classes, I invite you to take a tour of my facility. I offer flexible appointment scheduling options for your convenience. Call or stop by Zenbei Martial Arts Academy - Olympic Judo Dojo in Salt Lake City today.
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Awesome Judo Club
This is an awesome judo program. My child loves it.
We have been at Zenbei for almost a year now. My son has confidence, focus and love's practicing Judo. My son had competed in tournaments and he learned a lot.
Sensei Fred is the BEST!!
We have been at Zenbei for over a year now, and couldn't be happier. Fred is amazing. He has help our daughter in ways that I didn't think possible. She has confidence, focus and love's going to Judo each week.
The real deal
My son started judo at Zenbei after 6 years of Wing Chun kung fu. The change in his interest and attitude has been amazing. He's competed in 3 tournaments and just got back from a good will judo trip to Japan. At the age of 14, this has been a life changing experience for him. Sensei Fred Louis knows his stuff. He's a retired SLCPD cop and a friend of many years. I encourage anyone with an interest in martial arts or fitness to visit Zenbei and see what you and/or your children could be doing.
I originally started looking for a place to take judo after a couple of years of BJJ and found my standup was not a strong as it could be. Most BJJ schools have little standup game. Sensei Lewis showed up one day to where I take BJJ and began sharing our facility. Now I have the best of both worlds. Even though I don't have children, I have seen Fred interact with children of all ages and he is great with kids. He encourages people, but also pushes them to do better. This year he went with a couple of his younger students to Japan on a cultural exchange program and stayed with some Japanese families and trained at some dojos in Japan.
Could Not Ask for a Better Experience
I knew from past experience that a marital art discipline would be perfect to teach my son community, patience, and respect. What I found at his judo class at Zenbei that I hadn't expected was a personal connection with each student. Fred and his students have a mutual respect that comes from high expectations mixed with humor and individual attention to true learning. I am so happy we found this dojo.
Awesome Judo Program
We love this program. I can see my daughter's confidence build each week. Great instruction. Highly recommend!
We have been taking our daughter to Zenbei Judo for over a year and we are very pleased at the progress she has made. She started when she was 4 and now she is 6 and we hope she will continue to improve. I know Sensei Louis had helped Lily with discipline and helped her become a better a well rounded individual.
Professional Martial Arts instructor
The Judo instructor Sensei Louis is knowledgeable about what he teaches. He teaches great stand up and ground techniques. What really surprised me is that he also teaches striking. He has so much experience and is a teacher that is worth training under. Another thing I like about coming to Zenbei Martial Arts is that we go to tournaments together. I just went to Phoenix and had so much fun. He also has a great kids group class. The youngest child I have seen is four years old. He makes it fun for them to learn Judo.
I had never taken any sort of martial arts before and was a little apprehensive about starting, but I'm so glad I did! Sensei Louis provided relaxed yet challenging and informative lessons that started out right where I was at - the beginning! Everyone is very kind and I was never intimidated. I would definitely recommend Zenbei for anyone of any age!
Training elite Judo competitors
I have been training Judo at Zenbei now four months. I came through the door looking for a place to have my son train but when I saw what Sensei Louis was offering I knew I wanted to be a Judoka. I have lost 40 lbs since I have started as well as learned practical self defense skills. Most important Zenbei has helped me be happier. It's a great environment to train for beginners and experienced martial artists. Whether as a place to exercise or to train for competition, Zenbei is a great dojo to join. I recommend it for to everyone.
This is a class act dojo. Sensei Louis is the real deal. He has a deep understanding of Judo and can teach adults and children easily. My child has been training since mid 2015 and it has been one of the best parenting choices I've made.
Olympic training, confidence building all in one with Zenbei
We arrived in Salt Lake a little over 5 years ago and was introduced to Fred and Zenbei Judo through a co-worker. Fred is dedicated to, not only teaching and training his students, but also helping them find their inner self. I have witnessed first hand as a parent how Fred has transformed those students to a level of "I can" and to change the thinking of many that thought things weren't possible. It has been truly refreshing to see the skill levels rise in a modest time. I'm a "Go Team Zenbei" fan.
Excellent Martial Arts Academy
I have been a student here for 6 months. Instructor is very knowledgeable about Judo. The classes are a great workout and great core strengthening. The atmosphere is friendly. Its a healthy lifestyle and my only regret is not coming in sooner.
Zenbei Martial Arts Academy - Judo is Awesome!
Zenbei Martial Arts Academy is great! I have taken my daughter here for over a year. She has learned great discipline, respect and increased confidence. Sensei Fred is awesome and has the knowledge and patience to teach any student judo. I highly recommend Sensei Fred and Zenbei Martial Arts Academy.