The Path to ZEN

Why Zen?


Our lives are filled with bumpy roads, hills, mountains, and dead ends. Yet, with guidance, confidence, and spirit, all of the elements and obstacles that stand in our way can be overcome. Zen Athletics was formed as a result of overcoming that same fear, anxiety, pain, and struggle that all we face every day. It was through our training and perseverance that led us here.

Zen Athletics believes in the principals of Budo, and our slogan, "Awaken Greatness", is based on the concepts of Zen Buddhism. In Zen Buddhist philosophy, practitioners strive tirelessly to reach a state of true 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 everything around and within them.

This is also the ideal state of mind of an elite athlete. Thus, our mission is to 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 healthy living and athletics, including martial arts, it was a passion project from day one.

Quality athletic equipment is not cheap. For some, the price of equipment can create a high barrier to entry and can prevent us from letting ourselves or our children participate in activities or compete in tournaments. We grew tired of seeing so many people we know disappointed when they could not afford the necessary equipment to participate in the things they loved.

Thus, Zen Athletics was born.

Our goal is to provide everyone with access to affordable, high-quality equipment by a brand that epitomizes honor and integrity.

Family-owned and customer-focused, we are here to help you get what you need so you can focus on what is important. Awakening the greatness within!


Meet Team ZEN