The best martial art

I started learning Martial Arts when I was inspired by Bruce Lee and the Kung Fu TV series with the late David Carradine as a kid. At the age of six I began learning Judo, at seventeen I switched to Shotokan Karate. Following thereafter I studied Shu Ku Kai Karate, Tai Chi Chaun, Lotar, (Krav Maga) Kickboxing and Taekwondo under the late Master Kul Suk Chang, coach of the Australian Taekwondo Team for the Olympic Games. For a while I studied Taekwondo, Close Quarters Combat and Zen Do Kai consecutively.

In 2005 I won two silver medals in the Victorian Taekwondo Championship Tournament in different divisions.

In 2007 I took part in the Close Quarters Combat Instructors Course.

In 2008 I was awarded the Zen Do Kai Bushido Cross and Black Belt.

In 2009 I was certified by the Singapore Sports Council in the National Coaches Accreditation Program.

In 2009 I combined all of my training in the various Martial Arts and established Zen Do Ka Karate & Kickboxing, Mixed martial Arts. Singapore. Zen Do Ka is an evolution of traditional karate style Goju Ryu and Australian Zen Do Kai, Zendoka Singapore is very different to the Australian Style, though we honour our heritage by using a similar name.

The Japanese word Zen means "meditation" Do means path, Ka is the spirit on the path.

A Zendoka is a spirit on the path of enlightenment. Many travel, some finish. The question is "does such destination exist, or is the path the destination?"
In 2010 I was graded 1st Dan, Freestyle Karate and 2nd Dan Kickboxing and awarded the Elite Merit Certificate for contributions to Martial Arts by Elite Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing International, EFKKI.

In 2010 I was appointed by The World Karate & Kickboxing Council, (WKC) as President for Singapore.

Traditional Martial Arts usually have a single minded way of performing techniques, handed down through the centuries, which are, in many cases, more beautiful than effective. Zen Do Ka was developed to be totally effective, constantly adapting to changes, a Free Style, where anything that works is embraced and techniques that don't are discarded.

Essentially Zen Do Ka is similar in philosophy to Bruce Lee's Jeet Kune Do. An amalgam of the most effective elements of many fighting styles, but the roots of Zen Do Kai are in Okinawan Karate, rather than Chinese Gung Fu where Bruce Lee's roots lie.

Zen Do Ka Freestyle Karate defies description as it is always evolving, ever changing, constantly adapting to the modern world. It began as a Karate school, but has become so much more. ZDK takes many of its fighting techniques from Muay Thai Kickboxing, but also borrows self defence techniques from Aikido, Jujutsui, Judo, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Western Boxing and anything and everything that works. The Beauty of the beast is that every person that comes to Zen Do Ka, brings with them their own influences. ZDK grows with every generation into a more and more relevant and effective system of self defence and that is why I believe Zen Do Ka Freestyle Karate, Kickboxing & Mixed Martial Arts is the BEST.

Peter A. Robertson
Zendoka Elite Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing Singapore
Elite Freestyle Karate & Kickboxing International Rep
President for Singapore, The World Karate & Kickboxing Council
phone 9681 1927

Zen Do Ka Official Website
World Karate & Kickboxing Council Singapore Website