We teach three major Japanese martial arts: iaido (swordsmanship), judo (throwing and grappling), and jujutsu (Japanese self-defense, sometimes spelled "jujitsu" or "jiu-jitsu"). Each one offers unique opportunities for physical training, philosophical instruction, and character development. For those who like to compete, judo offers many tournaments around North America, though we do not require our students to compete.
Because we love martial arts training and place a high value on traditional lineage martial arts, we have students who come to us not just from Ann Arbor, but throughout Michigan, including such places as Brighton, Jackson, Lansing, Rochester, Troy, Livonia, Northville, Pinckney, Plymouth, and many other cities. Our adult students (both men and women) range in talents from computer professionals, accountants, and attorneys to writers, architects, and doctors.
Anybody who wants to work hard, learn, and have fun is welcome as a student at the Japanese Martial Arts Center. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our members, and we celebrate their positive traits even as we all work hard to conform our techniques to the strict dictates of tradition. We truly believe that JMAC is one of the finest places in Michigan to learn martial arts, and invite you to visit us to see why we feel so special!
JMAC would like to thank the many businesses in Ann Arbor that support this blog, both martial arts-related and others, including: Network Services Group, Art of Japanese Swordsmanship, Shudokan Martial Arts Association, Budo Mind and Body, Art of Judo, Iaido Dot Com, Lorandos and Associates, Oxford Companies, Bluestone Realty Advisors, Portfolio Ann Arbor, Invest Ann Arbor, and the Law Office of Nicklaus Suino.