About us

Zanshin Dojo is a sports school that emphasizes fun and recreation. Besides a fitness equipment parkwe offer a wide range of courses in various areas, for example in our traditional Japanese dojo and in an original boxing ring. Find more here

The training is suitable for absolute beginners, as well as adapted to advanced students. Everyone can join in immediately without fear of contact or threshold. The injury-free training process is of course the first priority.

Vor über 26 Jahren gründeten Tim von Fintel und Finn Rathmann das Zanshin Dojo aus einer Ju-Jutsu-Trainingsgruppe heraus. In den vergangenen Jahren hat sich die Schule in Hamburg Bahrenfeld zur größten Kampfsportschule der Norddeutschlands entwickelt.


Founder and head trainer

  • 6. Dan Ju-Jutsu (DJJV)
  • 1. Dan Kickboxen unter Artur Allerborn
  • Black Belt Krav Maga / Master Instructor (DKMV)
  • Lehrer-Lizenz Ju-Jutsu (DJJV)
  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu unter Caveirinha (CJJF)
  • Representative Instructor Combat Submission Wrestling unter Erik Paulson
  • Übungsleiter-Lizenz Boxen
  • Bundesreferent für den DJJV
  • Kampfsportexperte der Zeitschrift Mens Health
  • Official Hyrox Coach
  • 1. Platz bei der Europameisterschaft im Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in der Purple Belt Master Class 3 (-94 Kg) 2017
  • 2. Platz bei der Europameisterschaft im Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in der Purple Belt Master Class 1 (-94 Kg) 2006
  • 2× Deutscher Meister Ju-Jutsu
  • 3× Deutscher Vizemeister Ju-Jutsu
  • 7× Norddeutscher Meister Ju-Jutsu
  • 9× Hamburger Meister Ju-Jutsu
  • mit 19 Teilnahme am World Cup in Kopenhagen 1992 als Mitglied der deutschen Nationalmannschaft, Silber in der Mannschaftswertung

Founder and head trainer

  • Full Instructor in the Jeet Kune Do unter Sifu Dan Inosanto
  • Full Instructor im Kali unter Guro Dan Inosanto
  • Instructor Level 4 Madjapahit Silat unter Guro Inosanto
  • 2. Dan Modern Arnis
  • 3. Dan Kadua Guro, Full Instructor IKAEF
  • Lakan Guro im Pikiti Tirsia Kali unter Tuhon Jared Wihongi (Pikiti Tirsia Tactical Association)
  • 4. Dan Ju-Jutsu (DJJV)
  • Black Belt Krav Maga / Master Instructor (DKMV)
  • Fachübungsleiterlizenz Ju-Jutsu
  • 1. Kyu Judo
  • Black Belt Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu unter Caveirinha (CJJF)
  • Representative Instructor Combat Submission Wrestling unter Erik Paulson
  • Übungsleiter-Lizenz Boxing
  • Instructor Panantukan (MKG)
  • Bundesreferent für den DJJV
  • Official Hyrox Coach
  • 5× Hamburger Meister Ju-Jutsu
  • Norddeutscher Vizemeister Ju-Jutsu
  • 1. Platz beim 5. Hamburger Escrima Vollkontakt-Tunier

Legend Guro Dan Inosanto awards Full Instructor

Through worldwide educational trips and seminars, our trainers keep the quality of our martial arts training at a very high technical level. For this reason, a steady progress is guaranteed even for advanced students. Also martial artists from other styles can feel comfortable with us.

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Zanshin is a term from the Japanese martial arts and refers to a physical and mental state of heightened alertness, vigilance, and concentration. Dojo refers to a training room for various martial arts (Budo). In a figurative sense, the term also stands for the community of those practicing there.

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What is Zanshin Dojo?

The ability to keep an eye on the environment and to be aware of the dangers of one's actions, that is Zanshin. It is the opposite of focusing stubbornly on one's own technique. If you want to learn a martial art, you must learn not only to concentrate on your own actions, but to be mindful and attentive to your surroundings.

At Zanshin Dojo, we are always committed to training in a spirit of partnership, attentiveness, injury-free and fun.