The Road to ZEN
Our lives are filled with bumpy roads, hills, mountains, and dead ends. Yet, with the right guidance, confidence, and spirit, all of the elements and obstacles that stand in your way can be overcome. Zen Athletics came to be as a result of the same fear, anxiety, pain, and struggle that we face every day. It is through our training and will to find our way that lead us here, to help you find yours.
Zen Athletics' slogan, "Awaken Greatness", is based on the principals of Budo, as well as the concepts of Zen. In Zen Buddhism, practitioners strive tirelessly to reach a state of awakening; a state in which the mind guides the body without thought. In this state, the warrior's true spirit can thrive, reacting intuitively and spontaneously to the challenges of life. Unbound by fear of the unknown, the awakened warrior has awareness of all around him, as well as within him. This is also the ideal state of mind of an elite athlete. That is why we encourage our customers to strive for zen and awaken greatness!
What inspired Zen?
Our motivation to begin Zen Athletics was a combination of passion and responsibility. As enthusiasts of all athletic activities, including martial arts, it was a passion project from day 1. But even more important than the passion, was the reason for that passion and the responsibility that gave life to it.
Good-quality uniforms and athletics equipment are not cheap. For some, the price of equipment can be the deciding factor over allowing yourself or your child to join a certain activity or compete in that big tournament. We were sick of seeing our family and friends disappointed when they could not afford the necessary equipment to participate in the things they loved.
Thus, Zen Athletics was born.
We wanted to provide everyone with easy access to affordable, good-quality equipment options and a brand that epitomized honor and integrity.
Family-owned and customer-focused, our purpose is to help you get what you need so you can focus on what is important.