Authentic Kung Fu, Tai Chi, & Meditation School

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"I would like to study Martial Arts but..."

Some of the most common reasons we hear for not starting a Martial Arts program are: "I'm not flexible enough", "I'm in poor shape", "I'm uncoordinated", "I'm not strong enough", "I'm too clumsy", or "I'm overweight." The reality is that these are among the best reasons for training in the Martial Arts, not bypassing them.

Age should not stop you from training in the martial arts either. Television and advertising has led us to believe that the Martial Arts are only for children and young aggressive men although, this is just simply not the case. In sports, athletes usually retire when they are around forty, but some of the greatest Martial Artists who ever lived were in their prime well into their 70's & 80's.

True Martial Arts are not sport. Persistence and attitude, not strength and ability, are the keys to advancement. True Martial Arts is not a violent activity, nor is it solely a system of self-defense. It also does not, as many mistakenly believe, preach exotic Eastern religious beliefs and values. Traditional Martial Arts philosophy places great emphasis on respect for others, humility, confidence, responsibility, honesty, perseverance, and honor.

Adult Internal Martial Arts Program ( Ages 15 & Up )
  • Taijiquan (Traditional Yang Long Form Quan) which is a Chinese internal martial art that uses slow movement to help with stress, flexibility, strength, balance, health, fitness, coordination, and longevity.
  • Tai Chi can be thought of as a moving form of yoga and meditation combined. Emphasis is put on breath and mind control with the slow movements intended to foster a calm and tranquil mind.
  • Qigong - The word Qigong (Chi Kung) is made up of two Chinese words. Qi is pronounced chee and is usually translated to mean the life force or vital-energy that flows through all things in the universe. The second word, Gong, pronounced gung, means accomplishment, or skill that is cultivated through steady practice. Together, Qigong (Chi Kung) means cultivating energy, it is a system practiced for health maintenance, healing and increasing vitality.
Children ( Ages 5 - 8 ) & Young Adults ( Ages 9 - 14 ) Program
  • Fun and exciting programs designed around the tenets of Discipline, Self-Control, Confidence, Patience, and Personal Best.
  • We are not an after school latchkey program, but an institution dedicated to teaching children and young adults Life Skills
  • Parent participation is strongly encouraged; parents should discuss their children's progress regularly with the instructors
  • Rank is awarded based on specific physical and mental achievements, behavior and attitude; goals set and achieved, and school performance
  • Ingrains in youngsters a respect for tradition and restraint as they develop confidence in their abilities
  • Stresses humility and puts great importance upon learning and practicing pacifism versus aggression

The dojo is located in downtown Walled Lake and services the surrounding areas of Novi, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, Commerce, Wolverine Lake, Union Lake, Milford, Orchard Lake, and Wixom.

By combining the physical and philosophical components of practice all traditional Martial Arts including Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Kempo, Wing Chun, Jujitsu, Aikido, Goju Ryu Karate, Hap Ki Do, Isshin Ryu Karate, Jeet Kun Do, Judo, Muay Tai, Qigong, Shotokan Karate, Tang Soo Do, Tai Chi, American Kempo, and Wu Shu can teach individuals how they can utilize their practice as a path to personal growth and transformation.

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