About us

Shen Sports is South Africa’s leading martial arts equipment supplier. Our product range covers most styles from Karate, Taekwondo and Judo to Kickboxing, Muay Thai and MMA. We have a wide variety of uniforms, training equipment and protective gear that is suitable for your sport of choice. SMAI products are WKF approved and Shen Sports offers you this premium brand at affordable prices. Our SMAI and Shen Sports Functional Fitness and Crossfit equipment is a great addition to any strength and conditioning program and a way in which to keep your members motivated and improve client retention through the introduction of new equipment and routines that will considerably improve their core stability, flexibility, cardio, agility and speed.

The idea of Shen Sports started in 2007 when we were looking for a reliable martial arts equipment supplier who was able to offer us products that were suitable for the sport at affordable prices. Coming from different martial arts backgrounds, every staff member provided valuable input regarding our future product range. The need for a wide range of equipment became apparent once we started our market survey, interviewing martial artists all over South Africa. We decided not to focus on a single martial arts style but to cater for as many martial artists as possible. We chose our suppliers according to quality, availability and efficiency. In 2009 we gained exclusivity from SMAI and have established an excellent relationship with them. At the same time we developed our own house brand Shen Sports which enjoys the benefits of continuous improvements and product experience of a decade.

Initially, Shen Sports started as a warehouse operating company, offering our products via our website and a catalogue. In 2014 we moved to bigger premises and added a showroom that allowed our customers a proper look and feel experience. A new and improved website followed in 2015 and now we can offer our customers a full online shopping experience from start to finish.

Many martial artists include elements of functional fitness to their body conditioning routine which convinced us to offer our customers a wide selection of fitness products from 2015 onwards. We will continue in this new market with the same philosophy that we followed since 2007 – Offer high quality products that are suitable for the sport at affordable prices.

We implemented a wholesale price list in 2008 which is exclusive to instructors, resellers and box owners. Please contact us for more information and how to set up a wholesale account.

Nobody is perfect! As our customer, you are the most valued part of our business and your feedback is priceless. We are open to any range enhancements, criticism and appraisals so please feel free to contact us on with your suggestions.