ZenQuest Martial Arts is the longest running martial arts school in the Berkshires. It was originally founded as the Okinawan Karate School in Pittsfield, back in 1972 as a "Dojo" for Uechi-Ryu Karate. Over time, the school has evolved and expanded to include a variety of martial arts. We now offer Okinawan Karate, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Strength & Conditioning, and Mixed Martial Arts for adults and children. All of this provided in an environment of mutual support and respect. Each style offers an interesting exercise program, with great fitness and health benefits. Although they may have a different emphasis each style improves flexibility, strength, coordination, cardio-vascular capacity, confidence, self-discipline, relaxation, awareness, and stress reduction! Each program also provides effective self-defense skills. Since every student will have their own interest and goals, they may choose to focus on only one art, or be diverse in their martial arts experience.