Thursday, October 15, 2020

JMAC Continues to Follow COVID Precautions

Even though the Governor's executive orders have been ruled unconstitutional, we are still bound by regulations and respect for the health and safety of others. We want to get back to business as normal, but for now we are still limited by:

  • Washtenaw County advisory rulings
  • Michigan Department of Public Health rulings
  • Common Sense
  • A desire to help control the spread of COVID

It still makes sense to sanitize our hands, disinfect, ventilate, socially distance and mask. We still want to protect one another. We will always work to protect the safety and health of our students, and now is no exception. JMAC is a place to thrive!

If you’d like to learn more or arrange a time to watch class, call (734) 720-0330 or email us at

For more details about how we have adapted martial arts practice to protect our students during the pandemic, visit our website.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Ready for a workout but worried about COVID? Karate at JMAC is a smart option

As we all try to get our lives back on track, karate can be a great way to return to your best self. You’ll come out feeling more fit, have a better sense of self-worth, and be more confident. And you can be confident knowing JMAC takes your safety seriously.

So how do you practice karate without “hands-on” work? First, there’s:

  • Learning the basics – stances, punches, blocks, and kicks. You can’t master any new skill until you’ve properly mastered the basics. 
  • Kata (form) training – choreographed movements to train your body and mind. Instruction and practice help develop proper form, precision, and fluidity. They also isolate and train different muscle groups for a great workout. 

Not to mention, intangibles like self-confidence, respect, and focus!

JMAC offers martial arts training and self-defense in Ann Arbor. We’ve been providing Ann Arbor and the Southeast Michigan area with classes for all ages and sizes for over 14 years! 

If you’d like to learn more, call (734) 720-0330 or email us at

Monday, August 17, 2020

Martial arts classes have endless benefits!

The benefits of self-defense and martial arts classes are endless! Physically, they can tone your entire body, strengthen your muscles, and provide a good cardiovascular workout. From a mental perspective, self-defense and martial arts classes can help your self confidence soar and your relationships flourish. 

Set a goal in one of your classes and you will certainly feel a sense of accomplishment! 

Ready to start reaping the benefits? Learn more on our website!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Self-Improvement and Self-Defense in Ann Arbor

It has been a long few months and we all are struggling to adjust and feel normal. Now is the perfect time to improve yourself and get back on track. Self-defense and martial arts classes have been proven to be the perfect way to improve both your physical and mental health.

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Want to know how? Visit our website or contact us today!

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Advantages of Martial Arts Training for Women

Practicing martial arts shapes, strengthens and tones more than just the body: it transforms the mind and spirit as well. So Many who attend our self-defense classes for women begin a quest for physical strength and stamina but evolve into a dramatic reshaping of the self from inside out. Imagine being in the best physical shape of your life while feeling peaceful, determined, and centered. Imagine watching your body transform into a balanced, toned machine while knowing you’ve embarked on a lifetime journey of self-improvement. These are the joys of practicing martial arts.

Want to find out more? Visit our website!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Martial Arts Practice For Ann Arbor Women

It can be intimidating to try a new fitness technique, especially something as intense as martial arts. Most of us are hesitant to step out of our comfort zone, but we also recognize that the rewards may be worth the initial discomfort. Everyone, whether six or sixty, is a beginner when they start. Beginning a martial arts class can lead to a lifetime of self-improvement.

Many women who take on the challenges of martial arts get started to add variety to their exercise routine. Another common reason is to build self-defense skills. Martial arts practice is sure to aid both those goals. But it’s also much more. Martial arts instills discipline, confidence, and control. Women who practice martial arts report increased mindfulness, focus, and emotional mastery.

Interested in getting stronger, more confident, and better balanced? Keep reading on our website!

Monday, June 15, 2020

This is how to get your ass in gear!

Ok, so maybe some Jujitsu got your ass in gear, but you’re having trouble staying motivated through the week. It’s all too easy to have burst of motivation, have a good workout, but be a couch potato for the rest of the week!

If a little bit of Jujitsu isn’t cutting it, here are some tried-and-true tips on staying motivated!
  • Reward yourself! Nobody’s saying that you can’t ever eat that bowl of ice cream. But you shouldn’t just eat it absent mindedly, either. When you meet a goal, don’t be afraid to reward yourself. But you should feel like you earned it, too! So eat some ice cream, but only after you’ve worked out for the day!
  • Break it down! If you set yourself an optimistic goal, it can sometimes feel overwhelming. Maybe you want to bench press more, or lose some weight. Instead of telling yourself that you want to bench press 300 lbs. or lose 20, break those down into reasonable goals that you can measure over time. Tell yourself that in a month you’ll increase your max by 20 lbs. or that in a month, you’ll have lost 5 lbs. Once you’ve achieved that, keep going!
  • Do something new! Everyone gets stuck in a rut sometimes and it can be hard to overcome bad habits. Maybe take a weekend trip to somewhere you’ve never been before, try a new recipe, or rearrange your room. It doesn’t have to be dramatic, but little signs that something is different can be psychological cues that allow you to break into new and better habits! Suino Sensei’s book is full of ideas just like this!
  • Make a list! Have a lot to get done? Sometimes it’s the simplest things that work the best. Try it sometime, really! You might be surprised at how getting something out of your head and putting it down on paper can hold you accountable.
Try these out, and you’ll be amazed at how much better you feel and how much more you get done!

For more tips like this, keep reading on our website!