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Taekwondo for Children
Your son/daughter will enjoy the benefits of our Taekwondo program. Our Taekwondo program will increase your childs self-esteem while building self-discipline.
We have flexibile schedules for beginners, and advanced students.
Our Karate program is non competitive and safe. We do not allow a five year old to fight against another five year old. Again safety comes first.
We specialize in teaching children self defense.
Some of benefits of Martial Arts:
Increase Self-esteem, Confidence, and Self-Discipline.
Improve Balance, and Flexibility.
Improved hand-eye Coordination.
Improved speed and Leg Strength.
Increased Attention Span.
Improve school grades.
Increase respect for parents, teachers and family through self-discipline.
Incresase Confidence armed wtih the knowledge that your child can protect his/herself.
Each class is taught by internationally certified Instructors. There are several instructors on the floor teaching, therefore, your son/daughter will receive the personal attendation that they deserve.
Taekwondo for Children
Since 1972, Greater Detroit Institute of Martial Arts of Michigan has been providing instruction in Karate and the martial arts in the Detroit, MI area.
We hope you enjoy our website and will stop by and visit us if you are in the area. This site is designed to give you information about our facility, our style of martial arts, our staff and provide you with information on how to contact us as well.
What is Karate?
"True karate is this: that in daily life one's mind and body be trained and developed in a spirit of humility, and that in critical times, one be devoted utterly to the cause of justice." -- Gichin Funakoshi
Karate translated either means "Chinese hand" or "Empty hand" depending on which Japanese or Chinese characters you use to write it.
Karate tends to be hard and external. In defense they tend to be circular, and in offense linear. Karate has a longer, more stylistic movements and to be higher commitment. Korean Karate focuses on kicking. They also tend to be linear in movement, offense, and defense.
Karate techniques consist basically of hand and foot techniques. Hand techniques are divided into defensive or offensive moves. Foot techniques are divided into kicking techniques; snap and thrust kicks. Other important elements of Karate include stances, posture, body shifting, hip rotation, and breathing.
Training differs widely but most of the Karate styles emphasize a fairly equal measure of basic technique training (kihon), sparring (kumite), and forms (kata). Forms are stylized patterns of attacks and defenses done in sequence for training purposes.
An art of self-defense as well as a sport, Karate has in recent decades proliferated worldwide. It is one of the most widely practiced of the Asian martial arts, with a large following in the U.S., Japan and Europe.
Kung Fu for Children
Classic tiger kung fu is a very old chinese martial art that can be traced back centuries. Its movements are based on the powerful movements of a tiger.
Tiger is primarily a close range art with several grabbing and striking techniques, but also utilises some longer range moves as well. It emphasizes circular movement and uses both internal and external strength.
Kickboxing for Children
We also offer a separate childrens kickboxing program. The program is designed for children who like to work out. This class covers a-z fundamentals in fitness kickboxing skills.
Youth Boxing Program
This program is designed to give kids an awesome workout while learning art and science of boxing. We also offer two separate youth BOXING programs (children and teenagers). Please refer to boxing page for details.
Youth Grappling Program
Children learn safe beginner level grappling skills.
Youth Self Defense Program
Our QDP -Quick Defense Program is desigened for teenages. Please call for details.
Youth Development and Leadership Program
Good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience.
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More on the youth program