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Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored martial arts teachers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best martial arts teachers in Detroit, MI.

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  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Allen Park Martial Arts Center

Allen Park Martial Arts Center offers a variety of martial arts instruction in Allen Park, MI. Adults, teens, and children’s courses are offered, with children starting as early as four years old. Kids karate & Tae Kwon Do, adult martial arts, fitness kickboxing, and Krav Maga training are all available. Allen Park Martial Arts Center has been instructing for over two decades and claims that members are able to earn a belt in just five classes

Allen Park, MI(313) 928-5288


Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do

Ambrose Academy of Wing Chun Do has been teaching martial arts for nearly three decades. Based in Livonia, MI the academy offers training to children and adults in the Wing Chun Do style, which focuses on real-world self-defense tactics and can trace its history back to Bruce Lee. In addition to its regular training courses, Ambrose Academy offers anti-abduction programs, a conflict avoidance program, personal protection programs, and other training programs that are directly applicable to everyday dangers.

Livonia, MI(734) 422-4420


Detroit Academy of Martial Arts

Detroit Academy of Martial Arts is a Troy-based academy teaching Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai. Programs are offered to both kids and adults, instructing in Renzo Gracie Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The head instructor at Detroit Academy of Martial Arts received a 2nd-degree black belt under Renzo. Complimentary introductory courses are offered to prospective students at Detroit Academy of Martial Arts.

Troy, MI(248) 524-3232


Detroit Dog Brothers Martial Arts Training Group

Detroit Dog Brothers Martial Arts Training Group provides martial arts training in Ferndale, MI. The Dog Brothers' style of martial arts combines mixed martial arts with Filipino Martial Arts.Training in weapons, Kali Tudo, self-defense, and conditioning are all available. Detroit Dog Brothers provides private lessons in addition to group classes.

Ferndale, MI(248) 716-0126


Detroit Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Detroit Jiu-Jitsu Academy is based in East Dearborn, MI and offers a variety of self-defense courses. Courses for adults and children are offered in Jiu-Jitsu, grappling, wrestling, kickboxing, boxing, Muay Thai, MMA, and strength and conditioning. The Detroit Jiu-Jitsu facility is comprised of three floors and 7,700 square feet of training space. Black belt instructors have decades of experience between them. Detroit Jiu-Jitsu Academy offers a complimentary introductory course.

Dearborn, MI(313) 522-3222


Detroit Kung Fu Academy

Detroit Kung Fu Academy teaches Ving Tsun Kung Fu to Detroit residents. Beginner and regular lessons are available. Beginners lessons are semi-private, hands-on lessons that introduce new students to the art. Detroit Kung Fu Academy stresses fitness, relaxation, discipline, and efficiency in its instruction. In addition to its regular courses, Detroit Kung Fu offers women’s self-defense courses.

Southfield, MI(313) 282-3915


Detroit Martial Arts Institute

Detroit Martial Arts Institute is a Detroit-based martial arts school providing instruction in Okinawan Isshinryu. This style focuses on both physical and mental development, instructing in confidence, focus, and self-control in addition to self-defense. Courses include adult classes, pre-school classes, children’s classes, and aerobic classes. Summer camps, after school programs, holiday break camps, and private lessons are also provided at Detroit Martial Arts. The head instructor at Detroit Martial Arts Institute, Master Eugene Woods has been studying the art of karate for over four decades and holds an 8th-degree black belt.

Detroit, MI(313) 416-7000


Farmington Martial Arts

Farmington Martial Arts is a husband and wife owned company providing martial arts training in Farmington, MI for over two decades. Courses are offered to both kids and adults. Summer camps are also available. Husband and wife Jeff and Connie Duncan possess advanced martial arts training. Jeff is a 6th-degree black belt and the certified examiner for Choi Kwang-Do. Connie is a 2nd-degree black belt and certified in cardio kickboxing and Little Ninjas. Together, they make up the experienced team at Farmington Martial Arts.

Farmington, MI(248) 474-0700


Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Keego Harbor

Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Keego Harbor offers Jiu-Jitsu training to both kids and adults in Keego Harbor, MI. Programs include a bullyproof program for kids, combatives training, a women's empowerment program, and a master cycle. Private lessons are also available. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu provides a 10-day risk-free trial period for those looking to put its training to the test.

Keego Harbor, MI(248) 520-5021


Guardian Martial Arts

Guardian Martial Arts is a Garden City, MI martial arts school providing training to both children and adults. The school teaches Ed Parker American Kenpo, which instructs students on how to manage an aggressor's height, width, and depth. The owner of Guardian Martial Arts Kelly Perkins holds a 4th-degree black belt in American Kenpo.

Garden City, MI(734) 266-0565


Kaizen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Kaizen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a Plymouth, MI martial arts school teaching a variety of styles. Instructing both children and adults, Kaizen offers courses in boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, wrestling, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Women’s self-defense courses are also provided. In addition to self-defense skills, the team at Kaizen strives to teach confidence, discipline, focus, and compassion. Free intro lessons are available at Kaizen Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Plymouth, MI(734) 667-3206


Mada Krav Maga

Mada Krav Maga offers self-defense classes to all ages in Shelby Township, MI. Classes include Krav Maga training for kids and adults. Jiu Jitsu, kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, yoga, interval training, general self-defense, Jeet Kune Do, Kali, weapons training, military combatives, and law enforcement training are all taught at Mada Krav Maga. The head instructor at Mada Krav Maga Adam Munzing has been studying the art for over two decades and holds instruction certifications in Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, kickboxing, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Township, MI(586) 838-1466


Metro Detroit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy

Metro Detroit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy teaches self-defense in Rochester Hills and Shelby Charter Township, MI. Classes at the academy include Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for all levels, kids Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/bully free, women's self-defense, boxing, Muay Thai kickboxing, and boxing. Private lessons are also available. Metro Detroit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is certified by Jiu-Jitsu Master Ricardo De La Riva.

Shelby Charter Township, MI(586) 855-9735


Midwest Tae Kwon Do

Midwest Tae Kwon Do is based in Plymouth, MI and provides self-defense courses to children, teens, and adults. Instruction includes traditional Tae Kwon Do and Olympic Sport Tae Kwon Do. Aerobic kickboxing, personal fitness training, and safety programs are also available. The 11,000 square foot Midwest Tae Kwon Do facilities offer three matted gyms, changing rooms, a viewing area, weight room, and pro shop.

Plymouth, MI(734) 459-4183


MKG Detroit

MKG Detroit provides martial arts classes to all fitness and experience levels. The Ferndale-based company provides both group classes and personal training in Muay Thai, Jeet Kune Do, Filipino Martial Arts, kickboxing, and yoga. MKG promises a more intimate experience with just 15 people in each class. Interested students are invited to try three weeks of complimentary courses.

Ferndale, MI(248) 820-5654


Shojin Judo

Shojin Judo offers a variety of Judo instruction in Southfield, MI and has been operating for over a decade. Programs include Judo for Children, Judo for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Judo for Self-Defense. Head instructor of Shojin Judo Neil Simon is a 6th-degree black belt and was the former head instructor of the Ann Arbor YMCA Judo Club.

Southfield, MI(248) 358-0121


Troy Black Belt Academy

Troy Black Belt Academy has been offering martial arts courses in Troy, MI for over three decades. The academy provides training to both adults and children in Williams Kenpo Karate, which is drawn from Tae Kwon Do and Choi Kwang Do. The owner and operator of Troy Black Belt Academy Gary Williams has been training in martial arts for nearly four decades.

Troy, MI(248) 828-4455


Ultimate Martial Arts

Ultimate Martial Arts is a Detroit martial arts school offering programs for children, teens, and adults. Training for children can start as young as three years old. In addition to karate self-defense skills, the team strives to develop the character of all students. The school is open Monday-Saturday and Ultimate Martial Arts was voted Best of 2016 by

Detroit, MI(313) 399-4809


Yellow Tigers Karate, INC.

Yellow Tigers Karate provides self-defense courses in Detroit, MI. Martial arts courses and seminars in anti-rape, domestic abuse, personal protection, knife/gun defense, and anti-abduction are all available. The founder of Yello Tigers Karate Grandmaster Delford Fort holds the title of Great Grandmaster of the Yochin Ryu Do Karate System.

Detroit, MI


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