Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Looking for Judo in Ann Arbor? Choose JMAC!


How is judo different from mixed martial arts? 

One important difference is that judo is primarily defensive. It's based on using an adversary’s own energy as power to subdue them. Body throws disarm an opponent and end a conflict. However, the tools that you learn in judo do not require sparring to be effective. You'll gain balance, strength, and mental focus through the regular practice of postures and movements. 

Call the Japanese Martial Arts Center now to take your first steps toward judo excellence. Visit to see our facility for judo in Ann Arbor and envision yourself as part of our friendly community. You’ll learn what to expect and get a picture of the future you could inhabit.  

Learn more on our website!

Friday, March 19, 2021

Karate Benefits the Body and Mind



Karate is one of the most popular and recognizable of the martial arts. It's practiced all over the world by students of every age and skill level to strengthen and exercise both the body and mind. It benefits all areas of a student’s life. 

Although it’s often portrayed in movies and on tv as fighting, the benefits of karate practice go way beyond self-defense. That’s because karate is much more than a fighting method. It’s also a practice for improving the mind and for self-development.

It can also be contactless! Karate is a great choice for students looking for pandemic-friendly workouts.

Learn more about karate at JMAC!


Monday, March 8, 2021

Learn About the Benefits of Karate at JMAC



Have months of pandemic restrictions left you feeling out of shape, inside and out?

Exercising your body and mind outside your home, in a supportive community, while maintaining pandemic precautions, might seem like a lot to ask. But it’s not – karate at JMAC can give you all that and more.

Sometimes, the hardest part of trying something new is taking that first step! Not at JMAC! Our instructors and students are amazing, dedicated, supportive people who are happy to welcome newcomers and answer questions. Together, we thrive! 

Learn more about karate at JMAC on our website! 


Friday, January 22, 2021

Are You Looking for an At-Home Bootcamp Workout?



Staying healthy is on everybody's mind these days. One of the best things you can do to stay healthy overall is exercise, but pandemic regulations make it difficult to find a gym or class you’re comfortable with that also provides a great workout. JMAC has martial arts, self-defense, and bootcamp workouts via video, Zoom, or private in-person (masks and social distancing required). 

Wondering if JMAC is right for you? Read what our members have to say about the JMAC18!


Monday, January 4, 2021

What do Members Say About JMAC?



If you’re struggling to find the right workout in the right place in pandemic conditions, you’re not alone! We understand how important it is to find a place where you feel comfortable and connected while getting a great workout and staying safe.

JMAC offers a variety of martial arts and self-defense classes, as well as a short but intense bootcamp workout. We’re confident we have something you’ll like, and we know without a doubt that our instructors and members are dedicated and welcoming. Because of pandemic regulations – and for our members’ health – we offer classes via Zoom and video, and private lessons in person. 

We could list all the reasons we think you’ll love JMAC, but wouldn’t you rather hear it from our members? 

Click to read our JMAC18 reviews!


Monday, December 28, 2020

JMAC Adapts to Continue Offering World-Class Training During COVID


New COVID regulations have once again changed the way we interact and work out. But as the pandemic evolves, so do we! JMAC is committed to giving you great martial arts practice. The physical and mental health benefits we get from training are too important to put on hold. We all need to stay as healthy as possible during this difficult time. 

JMAC still offers world-class training – but we’ve adapted our delivery methods!

Learn more on our website. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

JMAC Adapts Training for COVID Regulations


Martial arts teaches us patience and respect, which are needed more than ever as the COVID pandemic continues. In respect for the latest COVID regulations and more importantly, the health of our members, JMAC has temporarily cancelled on-site group classes. 

That doesn’t mean we’re giving up! We’re committed to giving you great martial arts practice. 

JMAC will still offer classes via Zoom, video, and socially distanced private lessons.

Visit our website for more information.