615 East Simpson Ave., 2240 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84106


Zenbei Martial Arts Academy

A Challenging Journey of Self Reliance

Opening up to the art and sport of judo enables its practitioners to gain self-respect, self-confidence, and self-expression. Master judo, and one masters the basic natural laws of gravity, friction, momentum, weight transmission, balance and unity of forces. This challenge will further develop one's interpersonal skills, social understanding, and conflict resolution in everyday life situations.

Understanding the principles and art of the legendary sport of Judo make it a safe and supportive sport for beginners. With 40 years of experience, Instructor Fred Louis's classes follow the United States Judo Association's rules of conduct, which include a strict code of sportsmanship, mutual respect of your opponent, and behavior, protecting both opponents from injury.

Judo is a modern martial art, combat and Olympic sport created in Japan in 1882 by Jigoro Kano. Translated in English, it means 'the gentle way'– using an indirect application of force without weapons to defeat an opponent. Judo's end result is maximum efficiency with minimum effort.

Zenbei Martial Arts allows individuals of all ages, experience levels, and ethnicities a way to learn a fun and challenging sport that teaches personal protection skills, strengthens problem solving ability, is an excellent physical and mental challenge, offers social interaction, and benefits other aspects of life.

Fred Louis, Yodan, 4th. Degree Black Belt

In the year 1969, Lieutenant Fred Louis joined the New Orleans Police Department Judo Club which was to be the beginning of a successful profession in Judo martial arts. After competing in many Judo championships across the country, Louis was promoted to a 4th. Degree black belt and is recognized as a Certified Coach by the USA JUDO and United States Judo Association. Louis was a lieutenant of the Salt Lake City Police Department for 20 years, and has served in Law Enforcement for 28 years. He has recently retired and now dedicates his time to Judo martial arts instruction through his business, Zenbei Martial Arts Academy.

Join Zenbei Martial Arts Academy for a fun and challenging class in Judo Martial Arts. Call 801.243.5313 today for more information!