The A-List segment on TJKS: Zenquest

Zenquest is the finest martial arts training center in the region, and is on the A-List! Owners and instructors Mark and Connie Flynn come on the show to demonstrate some basic defense tactics with John and Ali!


The ZenQuest Martial Arts Center has provided quality Martial Arts instruction for the residents of the Berkshires and surrounding areas since 1972.  Known as the Okinawan Karate School in Pittsfield until 2010, ZenQuest now offers a large “state-of-the-arts” facility with a wide variety of the best martial arts available.
We place a heavy emphasis on providing the most authentic programs and healthiest environment possible, so that each student can receive high quality training and achieve their goals in the martial arts.  ZenQuest provides the best facility and highest quality martial arts programs in the Berkshires.


ZenQuest originally opened on Lyman Street in Pittsfield, Massachusetts back in 1972 as the Okinawan Karate School.  Back then, Sensei Frank Gorman provided a dynamic program of Uechi-Ryu Karate (primarily for adults) which quickly became popular in the area.  In 1993 the school moved to the Pittsfield Plaza on West Houastonic Street in west Pittsfield and developed a healthy children’s program.
In 2002, Instructors Mark and Connie Flynn took ownership of the school. Based on their extensive experience, the Flynns began to offer additional programs at the school to keep pace with an explosion of interests in various martial arts around the world. Today ZenQuest provides classes in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Boxing, Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts, while maintaining the most authentic Uechi-Ryu/ Shohei-Ryu Karate program in the area.