Recreation Specialist: Sheri Judkins
email: judkins at aaps.k12.mi.us
We offer a variety of classes for ages 5 and up through adult. You can join independently or with your family. Our martial arts program offers the opportunity for participants to develop physical & mental concentration and self-discipline.
For more information about a class or to register, click on the on the link below or view our current catalog.
Adult and Family Martial Art classes
Youth Martial Art classes
Classes for 4 year olds - up
Little Ninjas Karate
Ages 4-K. Focus, memory, teamwork, discipline, self-control, fitness, balance, and coordination are the focus of this introductory karate class. This is taught through exciting and fun games and activities. Wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America instructors. 6 weeks.
Tuesday 6:00 PM at Logan Elementary
Friday 6:00 PM at PKSA Ann Arbor
Sanchin-Ryu Family Karate
Ages 4 and up with parent, fee is per family of 2 or more. This program is set in a non-competitive and informative atmosphere that allows parents and children to learn together. Through Sanchin-Ryu Karate, you and your child will build self-confidence, understand stress management and increase composure and self-defense awareness. Physical techniques are taught with drills and exercises for a positive self-defense education. You will learn to use your whole body, so size is not important.
Tuesday 7:30 PM - 8:15 PM at Haisley Elementary School
Classes for Kindergarten - Grade 12 and Adults
Grade 1-8 or ages 14-adult. Learn to fly -- and land without getting hurt! Aikido is a form of Japanese Budo based on the philosophy and martial arts of the Japanese Samurai. Aikido, the way of harmony, involves redirecting an attack by using throws and pins in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Instructor: Joe Dunkole, Aikido Yoshokai Assoc. of North America. Click for more information.
Monday at Scarlett Middle School.
Youth grade 1-8. All levels: 6:00 PM
Ages 14-adult. BEGINNING: Monday 7:00 PM
Ages 14- adult. CONTINUING: Monday 7:00 PM
Ages 3-12 years with parent. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn and bond together with your child in a physical activity that stresses fun, fitness, and fundamentals. Your child will become more self confident, learn self control, all while improving your parent-child relationship. They will develop physical problem-solving skills that can transfer to many areas of their lives. We use play-based activities and role-playing to practice Judo/Jujitsu based self-defense techniques. Most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with violent punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, but we take a different approach. All the techniques are purely defensive and avoid striking. We look forward to providing you and your child with a memorable learning experience.Instructor: Frank Gerlitz, PhD. 5 Blackbelt Judo, 7 Blackbelt Jujitsu, EMU Judo club. 7 weeks.
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM Saturday at Scarlett Middle School.
Junior Judo & Jujitsu
Ages 8-14 yrs. Junior Judo/Jujitsu instills a strong understanding of the basics of grappling that will improve your child’s wrestling, judo, jujitsu or self-defense. Children with varying degrees of skill and experience can easily participate together. In our program, we stress the mutual benefit of working together towards the common goal of being excellent grapplers, while most martial arts programs rely on striking the attacker with punches and kicks. You will notice an increase in your child’s confidence and grappling skill within a few weeks.. Instructor: Frank Gerlitz, PhD. 5 Blackbelt Judo, 7 Blackbelt Jujitsu. EMU Judo club. 7 weeks
Saturday 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM at Scarlett Middle School.
Introduction to Hapkido
Grades 6-adult. Are you looking for something different? Hapkido is an eclectic style of Korean martial arts that blends ideas into an effective approach to self-defense. You will learn joint locks, throws, sweeps, striking techniques and techniques to escape from holds and grabs under conditions that are safe for students of all ages. Class includes stretching, aerobic activity, and skill training. Instructor: Mark Fancher,Master Instructor. 8 weeks.
Friday 6:30 PM Moo Duk Martial Arts Institute
Kids Power Karate
Grades 1-6. Self-defense, physical fitness, conflict resolution, teamwork and anti-kidnapping techniques are the emphasis of this traditional training class. Specifically designed for children to learn prevention, and respect for themselves and others. Wear loose comfortable clothing. . Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America instructors.
Tuesday 6:45 PM at Logan Elementary
Friday 6:45 PM at PKSA Ann Arbor
Saturday 1:45 PM at PKSA Ann Arbor
Kids Power Karate color belt
Grades 1-6. Continuation for those students who have achieved a color belt rank in the Kids Power Karate program. You will continue to learn traditional Tang Soo Do techniques and self-defense at a rank appropriate level. Course emphasizes goal setting and personal development in a martial arts setting. Wear loose comfortable clothing. . Instructor: Professional Karate Schools of America instructors.
Friday 6:00 PM at Logan Elementary
Sanchin-Ryu's Karate - youth
Grades K-8. Get two courses in one: Sanchin-Ryu Karate & Self-Defense and Project: Secure Child (child safety). Children will be trained with proven, age-appropriate techniques that are necessary for kids to protect themselves from attackers. Class is set in a fun, yet structured environment. Children will achieve great self-confidence and leadership skills through the physical techniques, mental strategies, drills and exercises. Children focus on healthy attitudes rather than perfection! An ongoing course, you work at your own pace.
Tuesday 6:45 PM at Haisley Elementary School
Teen/Adult Grade 9 and up. Training is designed to empower you with the knowledge that can save your life. You will learn a broad range of techniques, strikes, how to get out of grabs and more! Both courses can be repeated to increase your knowledge and technique. Instructor: Jason Wikaryasz, certified instructor with 3rd Degree Black Belt.
Tuesday 8:15 PM - 9:00 PM at Haisley Elementary School
Adult Self-Defense Techniques
Are you looking for an exciting and informative self-defense class that prepares you for almost anything? You’ll learn how to prevent violence and defend yourself and your children and spouse from bare hands attacks, guns and knives. Men and women welcome, no experience necessary. Wear comfortable clothes. Instructor: Lynda Gronlund, 2nd degree black belt, certified instructor.
Wednesday 7:50 PM PKSA Karate
Classes are offered throughout the year. Browse the Current Catalog.