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Welcome to the #1 Super Fun, Life Changing Martial Arts Program of Pinckney/Hamburg

Our Programs

So many martial arts academies focus entirely on just the physical portion...you know, the punches, the kicks, the throws. The result when that happens is not nearly as positive as you deserve. Here at Way of Life Martial Arts, we’re often told just how much we’re positively impacting the lives of all of our members. Don’t take this the wrong way, but, we are very serious about developing fabulous martial artists. Quite honestly, we’re pretty spectacular at that! What we’ve come to realize is that as we give our students the tools they need to be successful in life, they quickly find themselves successful athletically here as well as in the other sports they play, and of course at the game of life. A total Win-Win, right?

Little Ninjas

The Little Ninjas Program is an outstanding opportunity for young children to get started with the exciting and life changing world of martial arts.

Junior Dragons

The Junior Dragons Program at our academy is an amazing opportunity for kids age 6-8 who want to develop all the foundational skills of the martial arts.

Elite Dragons

This program is ideal for kids who have a ton of energy and are interested in a safe, fun and well-rounded program that focuses not only on teaching the foundational skills of the martial arts, but also the essential life skills that will provide an advantage in life.

Adult Self-Defense

The Adult Self Defense Program at our academy is THE place to be for adults who want to get into great shape, learn some efficient / life saving self defense skills and have a blast while doing it in an exciting but safe manner.

Our programs are created with your child’s success as our primary goal! kids, teens & parents all find that our gym is the safest, most effective and most importantly, the Most Fun place to develop new skills and build friendships that last a lifetime. It’s so much more than just a sport! So many cheer gyms focus entirely on the sport. The result when that happens is not good. Here at Way of Life Martial Arts, we’re often told just how much we’re positively impacting the lives of all of our members. Don’t take this the wrong way, but, we are very serious about developing fabulous athletes. Quite honestly, we’re pretty spectacular at that! What we’ve come to realize is that as we give our athletes the tools they need to be successful in life. They quickly find themselves successful athletically here as well as in the other sports they play. A total Win-Win, right?

Little Ninjas

The Little Ninjas Program is an outstanding opportunity for young children to get started with the exciting and life changing world of martial arts. This program is ideal for kids age 3 – 5 years old who have a ton of energy and are interested in a safe, fun and well-rounded program that focuses on teaching the foundational skills of the martial arts. Your child’s safety is our number one priority here, so feel comfortable that our staff of rockstar instructors are always teaching in an environment where kids learn quickly, safely and most importantly they’re having the time of their lives!

All of our Little Ninjas will experience activities that develop gross and fine motor skills, balance, flexibility, strength, rhythm and motion, body awareness and positive self-esteem. In addition, our program helps with the life skills necessary to getting kids ready for kindergarten.

We measure success here when we see a child maturing, becoming a better listener, improving their ability to follow directions, show perseverance, exhibit compassion and play with good sportsmanship. Our program helps to build a culture of conquering fear and building friendships. It’s truly about personal development.

All Little Ninja classes are taught by our team of professional educators and instructors. Our proven system of teaching and guiding our students to success will help your child fall in love with the martial arts as their skills increase on a weekly basis. You’ll see your child develop physically while also growing as a person as they have the time of their life. If you’re ready to get started on the journey of a lifetime, then this is the program for you!

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Junior Dragons

LEARN TO PUNCH, KICK, & DEFEND WHILE DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE AND HAVING FUN!

The Junior Dragons Program at our academy is an amazing opportunity for kids age 6-8 who want to develop all the foundational skills of the martial arts. This program is ideal for kids who have a ton of energy and are interested in a safe, fun and well-rounded program that focuses not only on teaching the foundational skills of the martial arts, but also the essential life skills that will provide an advantage in life. Your child’s safety is our number one priority here, so feel comfortable that our staff of rockstar instructors are always teaching in an environment where kids learn quickly, safely and most importantly they’re having the time of their lives!

All of our Junior Dragons will experience activities that develop gross and fine motor skills, balance, flexibility, strength, rhythm and motion, body awareness and positive self-esteem. In addition, the Junior Dragons program sets the standard for success in continuing to build strong and effective martial arts and self defense skills.

We measure success here when we see a child maturing, becoming a better listener, improving their ability to follow directions, show perseverance, exhibit compassion and play with good sportsmanship. Our program helps to build a culture of conquering fear and building friendships. It’s truly about personal development.

All Junior Dragons classes are taught by our team of professional educators and instructors. Our proven system of teaching and guiding our students to success will help your child fall in love with the martial arts as their skills increase on a weekly basis. You’ll see your child develop physically while also growing as a person as they have the time of their life. If you’re ready to get started on the journey of a lifetime, then this is the program for you!

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Elite Dragons

LEARN TO PUNCH, KICK, & DEFEND WHILE DEVELOPING CONFIDENCE AND HAVING FUN!

The Elite Dragons Program at our academy is an amazing opportunity for kids age 9-12 who want to develop all the foundational skills of the martial arts. This program is ideal for kids who have a ton of energy and are interested in a safe, fun and well-rounded program that focuses not only on teaching the foundational skills of the martial arts, but also the essential life skills that will provide an advantage in life. Your child’s safety is our number one priority here, so feel comfortable that our staff of rockstar instructors are always teaching in an environment where kids learn quickly, safely and most importantly they’re having the time of their lives!

All of our Elite Dragons will experience activities that develop gross and fine motor skills, balance, flexibility, strength, rhythm and motion, body awareness and positive self-esteem. In addition, the Elite Dragons program is where our students begin sparring and experiencing self defense concepts they can use practically in real-life situations. (though we hope they’ll never have to!)

We measure success here when we see a child maturing, becoming a better listener, improving their ability to follow directions, show perseverance, exhibit compassion and play with good sportsmanship. Our program helps to build a culture of conquering fear and building friendships. It’s truly about personal development.

All Elite Dragons classes are taught by our team of professional educators and instructors. Our proven system of teaching and guiding our students to success will help your child fall in love with the martial arts as their skills increase on a weekly basis. You’ll see your child develop physically while also growing as a person as they have the time of their life. If you’re ready to get started on the journey of a lifetime, then this is the program for you!

Get Started Now

Adult Self-Defense

LEARN SELF DEFENSE, IMPROVE SELF ESTEEM and GET A KICK BUTT WORKOUT!

The Adult Self Defense Program at our academy is THE place to be for adults who want to get into great shape, learn some efficient / life saving self defense skills and have a blast while doing it in an exciting but safe manner.

All Adult Self Defense classes are taught by our team of professional instructors. Our proven system of teaching and guiding our students to success will help you feel more comfortable and confident in your own abilities to take care of yourself and your family…and…a great side benefit is that your fitness level will sky rocket as you grow and develop your skills. If you’re ready to get started on the journey of a lifetime, then this is the program for you!

Ready to make dramatic progress in your physical well-being, mental clarity, self confidence, and self defense abilities? Challenge yourself at your own pace and become a black belt in this dynamic art. Kaizen Karate combines traditional martial arts with modern self defense concepts to create a well-rounded, healthy Way-of-Life.

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Real Parents Speak Out

"From the first contact I was impressed! The instructors are kind, fun and inviting to all students and parents. Each student gets personal attention in every class and they love to be there. The instructors make each class fun and...
Lindsey H.

Lindsey H.

"Mr. Kaufman and his excellent group of instructors do an amazing job with all the children. He's very down to earth and a great role model. keep up the awesome work!!!"
Geoff K.

Geoff K.

“Great group of people teaching something they can help keep our kids safe and focused in life. Way to go guys keep up the great work!!!!!”
Steve M.

Steve M.