Martial Arts

Whether you are interested in martial arts for self-defense, discipline, or a great workout, Southern Lakes Parks & Recreation offers a number of different disciplines for you to choose from.

Hapkido

$48 Discounted for residents
$58 Regular fee for non-residents

Hapkido is an ancient Korean Martial Art that emphasizes the development of each person’s internal energy, or “ki”. Practice of the art strengthens both the mind and the body, leading to improvement in one’s physical development and mental attitude. For Self Defense Hapkido is unsurpassed! It combines the many punching and hand striking skills of boxing, Kung Fu, and Karate, the takedowns and throws of Judo/JuJuitsu, the fancy kicking techniques of TaeKwon Do, and many unique joint locking & pressure point skills to make it the most effective and complete form of Self Defense ever devised. Philosophically, Hapkido stresses humility, self discipline, self-control, loyalty, and respect for others. Together,these aspects of Hapkido provide the means for attaining along and healthful life.

Age 13 and up.

Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm

Winter Spring 2019
Session 1: January 24 – February 28, 2019
Session 2: April 18-May 23, 2019

World Martial Arts Academy
7007 Silver Lake Road, Linden MI 48451

Questions- Please call: 810-458-6363
Instructed by Grand Master Dave Weatherly 9th Degree Black Belt

 

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Judo/Brazillian JuJitsu

$48 Discounted for residents
$58 Regular fee for non-residents

Judo is great for athletic people, it helps develop “close quarters” self-defense skills. The class will emphasize many more throws and takedowns than a standard MMA/Wrestling Program. Great coordination, confidence, and physical strength are developed by regular Judo practice. Judo is practiced as a popular martial art and sport throughout most of the world, and is even included in the Olympic Games.

Ages 8 & up

Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm

Winter Spring 2019
Session 1: January 22 – February 26, 2019
Session 2: April 16-May 21, 2019

World Martial Arts Academy
7007 Silver Lake Road, Linden
Instructed by Grand Master Dave Weatherly, 9th Degree Black Belt
Questions- Please call: 810-458-6363

 

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Friday Night JUDO & Ju-Jitsu

$40 Discounted for residents, $50 Regular fee for non-residents

Judo is a Japanese Martial Art from the Samurai. It espouses maximum efficiency of the use of one’s own physical and mental energies as a guiding principal; it is a martial art of balance. There are groups of techniques (waza) for both standing and grappling. One of the initial techniques is learning how to perform break-falls (ukemi), so one can be safe regardless of the different standing techniques being applied. Judo is a soft style martial art and is often seen in today’s MMA contests and the Olympics. It is second only in popularity to soccer around the world.

Class ages: 13 & up with Sensei permission (juniors), and adult students are 18 & up.

In addition to Judo class, there is an opportunity to compete in tournaments as part of the Fenton Judo Club.  Sessions run the calendar year, registration runs month to month.

Fridays, 6:30–7:30 pm

Winter Spring 2019
Session 1: January 4, 11, 18, 25
Session 2: February 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 3: March 1, 8, 15, 22
Session 4: April 5, 12, 26 (No class April 19)
Session 5: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Fenton High School Wrestling Room (The Fenton Judo Club will incorporate extra practice time Friday evenings, special travel days, and weekend tournaments during the calendar year)

Instructed by Sensei Michael Hart
Questions? Please call 810.714.2011

 

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Tai Chi for Adults

$48 Discounted for residents,
$58 Regular fee for non-residents

In our Tai Chi class you will learn an ancient self-improvement method that is totally different from other sports or exercise classes. Tai Chi is a very popular Oriental Holistic fitness program that has the added dimension of healing the mind and body from within. The class focuses on proper breathing, increased circulation, and developing internal energy (Ki Power) for improved overall health. You will learn graceful basic actions, which are actually “low impact” exercises in disguise! Unlike other programs, the class is so fascinating that you will never be bored! When you are able to perform all of the basic actions as one continuous flowing motion that is considered a Tai Chi FORM. The goal is to be able to move smoothly through the FORM without the intervention of conscious thought. This is very relaxing for both the mind and body; and it is very beneficial in relieving mental and physical stress. Students typically experience flexibility, less body and joint stiffness, increased range of motion, and less pain. Body balance, coordination, and a more positive outlook on life are also reported by students as a result of Tai Chi practice. When you leave class you will feel rejuvenated, energized, and ready to tackle life with a GREAT NEW ATTITUDE. (Adults Only)

Ages: 18 & up (Adults Only)

Wednesdays, 10:00-10:45 am

Winter Spring 2019
Session 1: January 23 – February 27, 2019
Session 2: Wednesday, April 17-May 22, 2019

World Martial Arts Academy
7007 Silver Lake Rd, Linden MI 48451
Questions please call 810-458-6363
*Taught by Grand Master Weatherly

 

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Tae Kwon Do

$48 Discounted for residents,
$58 Regular fee for non-residents

Welcome to the exciting World of Tae Kwon Do! Students will learn to develop their coordination, physical fitness level, and ability to concentrate. Combined with Tae Kwon Do’s dynamic, flashy kicks, and powerful hand striking techniques, the student will learn to be more self-confident. The study of true martial arts is a fun, disciplined way to develop the qualities of good character. *Besides the Self Defense Benefits, students will even learn how to break boards*

Ages: 13 & up

Mondays, 6:45-7:30 pm

Winter Spring 2019
Session 1: January 28 – March 4, 2019
Session 2: April 15-May 20, 2019

World Martial Arts Academy
7007 Silver Lake Rd, Linden MI 48451
Questions please call 810-458-6363
*Taught by Grand Master Weatherly with over 55 years of experience

 

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Adult & Family Karate

$48 Discounted for residents
$58 Regular fee for non-residents

This Karate Program offers traditional Martial Arts training to children and adults ages 5 and up. Our program emphasizes on self-defense, physical fitness, conflict resolution, teamwork, and anti-kidnapping techniques. We invite the parents to train for FREE (with purchase of a uniform). Uniform is included for children.

Ages 5 & up

Session 1: January 28 – March 4, 2019
Session 2: April 8 – May 13, 2019

Mondays, 5:00-5:45 pm

Fenton Karate, 1366 N. Leroy, Fenton MI
810-750-9800

 

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