What to Do When Your Martial Arts Instructor Let’s You Down


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

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

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

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.


What is a Fair Price for Martial Arts Classes – and Should You Sign a Contract?

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. 

What is Taekwondo

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...