Monday, June 3, 2019

Kids Judo in Ann Arbor May Be The Perfect Activity For Your Child!

Kids Judo in Ann Arbor | Japanese Martial Arts Center
Kids Judo in Ann Arbor | Japanese Martial Arts Center

The Kids Judo in Ann Arbor
 program at JMAC may be exactly what you’re looking for.
Numerous studies have shown how important it is for children to get out and play. Engaging in physical activities is critical for brain and body development. Unfortunately, kids just aren’t getting enough opportunities for healthy play these days. That’s where martial arts training like Judo can be a big game changer for your child!

Benefits from our Kids Judo Ann Arbor Program include:

  • Physical Fitness
  • Confidence
  • Improved Performance at School

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Benefits of a Kids Karate Program


Finding the right martial arts program for your child is important. You want them to find an environment that’s encouraging but also offers an appropriate level of difficulty and discipline. While many parent’s want their child to learn important self-defense skills, that’s not the only benefit of a kids karate martial arts program. A quality kids karate martial arts program will also teach: 
  • Memorization
  • Discipline
  • Memorization
  • Healthy Habits and Physical Fitness

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Monday, April 22, 2019

The Importance of Martial Arts Etiquette

Martial arts training isn’t just throwing on a uniform, tying a belt and hitting the mats. There is an important etiquette and respect that must be given not only to the instructors and your fellow students but the dojo itself.

Proper bowing, sitting, counting and learning the essential commands and language is important when you’re training. In many cases it’s for your safety because we don’t want anyone getting hurt, but it’s also about learning essential discipline for your training that can also be carried over into your everyday life.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

How Iaido Training Can Improve Your Fitness

In a previous post we took a look at how Iaido’s “Downward Cut” training drills could help improve your technique and strength for men and women fitness in Ann Arbor. In this post we’re doing a follow-up and showing how practicing a couple of different Iaido moves with resistance bands can help you improve strength and technique at the same time.

First: Nukitsuke
This is the very important motions in drawing your sword or bokken during Iaido training. Watch this video to see two very important techniques for both the right and left side of your body that not only help you clear your scabbard but also cleanly draw your sword using strength and power instead of joint reflexes.

Second: The Overhead Block
This next move is a sort of follow-up move you can do after the Nukitsuke. Again, it revolves around using strength and power with strong follow through to empower your movements and not simply using shoulder and elbow joint movements.


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Monday, April 8, 2019

Jujutsu Self-Defense Techniques

Are you looking for classes that teach techniques for self-defense in Ann Arbor? At Japanese Martial Arts Center, we offer specialized training in Judo, Karate, and traditional Nihon Jujutsu that encompass real-world self-defense techniques as well as personal development. 

Many Ann Arbor self-defense classes only teach the basic moves, strikes, punches, or kicks but they lack the mental approach that readies you for conflict situations. The physical attack response should always be the last resort, but with regular martial arts training at JMAC, we help you develop ways of deescalating and avoiding situations that could potentially be harmful.

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Monday, April 1, 2019

Iaido Strength Drills to Improve Your Fitness

Iaido is a combination of balance and focus – but also involves a lot of strength training moves to help your technique develop. The downward cut is an important movement that can be improved using a simple set of resistance bands.


If you’re eatingthe right foods and maintaining your training, you should quickly experience some impressive physical results. Click Here to learn more about how different Iaido strength drills can improve your overall fitness!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Are you eating right for your Martial Arts Training?

Are you looking to lose some pounds, get fit, stay active, and live a healthier lifestyle?

Working out is a huge piece of the puzzle. Martial arts training at Japanese Martial Arts Center in Ann Arbor is the perfect facility for you to get that healthy cardiovascular and strength training exorcise – while also learning to eat better to facilitate the positive change in your life!

Diet and food plans aren’t a one size fits all sort of thing. We use different methods that fit our own specific unique needs. We’ll show you the various diet plans and regimens that work for us and through training you’ll come to find the tips and tricks that will work for you.

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