The Characteristics of an Excellent Teacher For Kids
Adults had been practicing karate and other martial arts in the United States since the 1950s, but when Karate Kid hit theaters in 1981, every mom in America wanted to find a Mr. Miyagi for her child. And, just like that, kids' martial arts became popular activities...
Can Kids’ Karate Help With Bullying?
Are you concerned that your child is bullied at school? That can be one of the worst stresses for a parent to manage. In this blog, we’re going to help Northville, Novi, and Plymouth families learn a little about how kids’ karate can help children learn to deal with bullies.
Awareness: The Most Critical Self-Defense Skill
You have heard: be aware of your surroundings. And, instinctively, you agree. Of course, it’s good to know what’s going on around you—it’s your primary defense against falling off cliffs and being pancaked by city busses.
What to Do When Your Martial Arts Instructor Let’s You Down
It is disappointing and hurtful to discover your martial arts instructor is not the person you thought. This kind of disappointment rattles the foundation of your training and causes too many students to quit altogether. If you find yourself in this situation, how do you deal with your instructor’s shortcomings and stay on your martial arts journey?
A Guide to Taekwondo History and Practice
The purpose of this guide is to provide you an unbiased overview of the martial art and sport of taekwondo – its purpose is not to persuade you that taekwondo is the ‘best martial art, or even to convince you to train in it.
Instead, our purpose is to lay out a set of facts, as honestly as we can, to give a genuine representation of taekwondo’s strengths and weaknesses, and to let you decide for yourself if it sounds like something worth pursuing.
The Four Main Types of Karate
In this blog, we'll introduce you to four of the most prominent types of karate. Though they have waned in popularity in recent decades, these karate styles made an enormous contribution to the world of martial arts. Shotokan Karate Most consider Shotokan to be the...
Karate’s Meaning in the West
For most people in the West, ‘karate’ is a generic word for ‘martial arts.’ It’s a lot like ‘kleenex’ or ‘coke,’ which are actually specific brands but are often used to describe all snot rags and soft drinks.
Taekwondo Classes Make Super Athletes in 4 Unique Ways
Taekwondo increases athletic performance in ways other martial arts don’t. In this blog we’re going to share four unique ways taekwondo classes turn ordinary people into super athletes. So buckle up Northville, Novi and Plymouth, Michigan taekwondo friends - because...
How Taekwondo Classes Help You Lose Weight
Taekwondo classes are especially good for folks who want to shed unwanted pounds and improve their overall cardiovascular health. In this blog, we’re going to explain to all of our Northville, Novi and Plymouth friends why that is.
The Definitive Guide To Choosing a Martial Arts School
Whether you are in Northville, Novi, Plymouth, or Elsewhere How do you know the right martial arts school for you when you’ve never done a day of martial arts in your life? Should you find an instructor you mesh with, or should you choose a style (like taekwondo,...
What is a Fair Price for Martial Arts Classes – and Should You Sign a Contract?
Nationwide, the average rate at a professional school is between $150 and $225 monthly. Of course, costs depend upon the cost of living in your area. Expect to pay closer to $300 in areas like Manhattan. Here in Northville, Novi and Plymouth costs typically fall right in the middle.
This may surprise you: one of the biggest warning signs in martial arts is that the tuition is too low.
A Brief History of Michigan Academy of Taekwondo Locations
Origins in Plymouth, MI ‘Michigan Academy of Taekwondo’ started its life as ‘Academy of Taekwondo, Plymouth’ when it opened on 5 Mile Rd. in Northville Twp. - which gave it both a Plymouth address and its name. Our school was originally founded in 2005 by local...
The Best Taekwondo and Karate Schools: 10 Ways to Know If They Are High Quality
Are you searching for a martial arts school and trying to separate the good from the bad? Here are ten things that indicate you’ve found a real gem.
Six Ways to Know If Your Karate or Taekwondo Teacher is Legit
If you’re new to martial arts, how can you figure out if your potential teacher is legit? After all, as a beginner, you probably don’t even know what to look for yet. Choosing the wrong instructor can mean hundreds or thousands of wasted dollars, and worse yet, wasted...
What is Taekwondo
Taekwondo is a 2000 year old Korean martial art developed for self-defense that emphasizes kicking techniques. It is also an olympic sport. This makes Taekwondo very unique. Here at the Michigan Academy of Taekwondo, we blend the traditions of respect, discipline, and...