Personal Protection Training

The Martial Science Center offers classes in five different martial styles (Jujutsu [jiu-jitsu], Aikido, Karatejutsu, Martial Tactical, and Kobudo), with offerings five days each week. Instruction details many techniques involving percussion, grappling, and weaponry. Through training in these different aspects of martial engagement, the student’s understanding of the arts grows, creating an effective library of protective techniques, a more confident and balanced mindset, and the wisdom to overcome the many challenges of the dojo and life.

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New Student Special Offer

The Martial Science Center is offering a special deal on enrollment. If you are a NEW STUDENT, if you sign up for two months of training, you will get the third month FREE.

Please call our Chief Instructor, John Parks, at (248) 703-1471 for details.

US-MTA Adaptive Handgun 1

October 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Martial Science Center is hosting Mr. John Viol of the United States Martial Tactical Association for Adaptive Handgun 1: Reality based modern tactical training for personal protection.

A one day, two hour, hands-on introduction to reality based professional personal protection training designed for private citizens. Participants will learn the basic fundamentals of HOW TO PROTECT AND USE A HANDGUN NOT TO SHOOT during a personal assault. Training applications covered will include armed and unarmed solutions designed to control or neutralize a serious personal threat. Additional tactics and techniques covered will include applications of recommended modern daily carry items and their unarmed equivalents. These modern protection technologies are taught to Military and Law Enforcement Officers and are now available to the general public only through this specialized training seminar. This is a must attend event for everyone with a CPL in Michigan. Note: do not confuse or compare this elite type of training with common self-defense or martial “arts” methods. NOTE: No real firearms will be used.

This training seminar is open to anyone ages 21 & older. No experience necessary. Ideal for men and women. Senior citizens CAN DO THIS!

WEAR: Loose, comfortable, clean daily clothing. We will provide everything else you will need.

FEE: $40.00 per person advanced registration. $50.00 at the door. ISBF / US-MTA members $35.00.

REGISTER: Call John Parks at (248) 703-1471 to register.

INSTRUCTORS: John Viol – Director of the US Martial Tactical Association. Mr. Viol is a 46 year career Martial Tactical veteran instructor. He was a combat trainer overseas for 20 years where he also consulted for members of elite military, law enforcement and dignitary protection services. Mr. Viol will be assisted by certified US-MTA and NRA Instructors.

Personal Protection Training 1

October 26 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Participants will learn how to protect themselves from common attack styles, including strikes and grabs, by using simple, effective, and easily retained techniques to escape or neutralize the threat.

Call Matthew Newcomb at 248-854-5499 to register

Personal Protection Training 1

October 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. Participants will learn how to protect themselves from common attack styles, including strikes and grabs, by using simple, effective, and easily retained techniques to escape or neutralize the threat.

Call Matthew Newcomb at 248-854-5499 to register

Women’s Self Defense Seminar

We are pleased to announce that we are having another Women’s Self Defense seminar next weekend on Saturday, August 17th, from 12 noon-2 pm at our Rochester Hills location (Starting Line Health and Fitness, 1771 W Hamlin Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48309.)  The cost is just $25.

You or your spouse, daughter, friend, neighbor, coworker, etc should all be aware of how to deal with a potential serious situation. If you have a daughter getting ready to leave for college, this course with give them some very important skills as they venture out on their own.

If you have been to one previously, we will be reviewing some information and building on to it. If you have never been exposed to this potentially life saving training, you do not want to miss this! Early registration is greatly preferred. Please call 248-703-1471 to take advantage of this opportunity.

June 23: Classic Canefighting

One of the most practical modern day personal protection tools is the classic cane. Innocent looking, legal to carry, and easily available in a variety of styles, the cane provides you with the ultimate in personal protection.

WHAT: A one day, two hour hands-on introductory sampler on the no-nonsense tactics of cane fighting. Participants will learn the fundamental basics of cane manipulations and tactics designed for personal protection. Techniques will include basic striking, blocking, hooking, trapping, twirling, slashing, weapon disarming, and vital and pressure point strikes. Learn to control your opponent in a gentle manner through the unique grappling cane techniques available only through this class. Ideal for men, women, children senior citizens, law enforcement and security personnel.

WHEN: Sunday June 23 2013 from 1pm to 3pm. ARRIVE EARLY.

WHERE: The Martial Science Center, holding class within the Southfield Martial Arts Institute, 29100 Southfield Rd, Southfield MI. (248) 703-1471.

WHO: This course is open to anyone ages 14 and older. Previous martial arts experience is not required.

BRING: You must provide your own standard wooden cane. These are available at most drugstores.

WEAR: Loose, comfortable, clean clothing, or your martial arts uniform.

FEE: Advanced registration is $40. At the door is $50. Members of the ISBF is $30. Senior citizens and disabled individuals are invited to train for free as our guests.

REGISTRATION: Call John Parks Sensei at (248) 703-1471 for registration.

About the instructor: John Viol Shihan is a 46 year career martial sciences veteran trained, tested, and licensed in Japan. He is a combat trainer and instructor for members of elite military, law enforcement, and executive protection services. Mr. Viol is the Chief Instructor and sole United States representative for Seishinkan International, the International Sogobudo Federation, All Japan Bukijutsu Federation, and more. Visit http://www.seishinkan.com/ for additional information.

January 26 2013: US-MTA Personal Protection 1 at MSC

SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU ARE A SCHOOL TEACHER, WE WANT TO BETTER PREPARE YOU FOR YOUR PROTECTION AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN. YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THIS EVENT WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE.

Martial Tactical Training of Michigan hosts the US Martial Tactical Association for the US-MTA Personal Protection Level 1 training.

Martial Tactical training focuses on reality based, armed and unarmed, practical solutions to real world close-quarters combative encounters faced by private citizens and professionals.

Primary emphasis is placed on tactics and applications of recommended modern daily carry items and their unarmed equivalents. This includes the tactical pen, tactical flashlight, folding knife (blade folded), baton, and action key chain (kubotan). Special emphasis will be placed on recognizing the weapon qualities of mundane items.

This curriculum is designed to provide trainees with improved mindset towards an assailant, as well as instill a greater sense of situational awareness. The core physical techniques are primarily percussive (striking). Using realistic targets and other parameters, the trainee is familiarized with and instilled with the necessary determination to prioritize survival in an altercation.

WHEN: Saturday January 26th 2013. Starts at 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. ARRIVE EARLY FOR SIGN IN. Instruction begins very promptly at 12:00 PM.

WHERE: Martial Science Center, 400 E Brown St, Birmingham, MI

WHO: Anyone interested in personal protection or in need of protection training.

WEAR: Your regular daily clothing. Train like you would fight.

FEE: $40.00 per person.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration please. Call John Parks at (248) 703-1471

Flier for the event:  MTTM USMTA PP1 20130126

January 24 2013: US-MTA Personal Protection 1 at Ann Arbor Arms

Ann Arbor Arms is hosting Martial Tactical Training of Michigan for the US-MTA Personal Protection 1 curriculum.

Martial Tactical training focuses on reality based, armed and unarmed, practical solutions to real world close-quarters combative encounters faced by private citizens and professionals. Primary emphasis is placed on tactics and applications of recommended modern daily carry items and their unarmed equivalents. This includes the tactical pen, tactical flashlight, folding knife (blade folded), baton, and action keychain (kubotan). This curriculum is designed to provide trainees with improved mindset towards an assailant, as well as instill a greater sense of situational awareness. The core physical techniques are primarily percussive (striking). Using realistic targets and other parameters, the trainee is familiarized with and instilled with the necessary determination to prioritize survival in an altercation.

WHEN: Thursday January 24th 2013. Starts at 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. ARRIVE EARLY FOR SIGN IN. Instruction begins very promptly at 6:00 PM.

WHERE: Ann Arbor Arms, 5060 Jackson Rd Suite H, Ann Arbor MI

WHO: Anyone interested in personal protection or in need of protection training.

WEAR: Your regular daily clothing. Train like you would fight.

FEE: $40.00 per person.

REGISTRATION: Advance registration please. Call Ann Arbor Arms or visit to pre-register today! (734) 531-6650

SPECIAL: Ask about the tactical pen & training combination package!

OCT 25: US-MTA Personal Protection Level 1

Martial Tactical training focuses on reality based, armed and unarmed, practical solutions to real world close quarters combative encounters faced by private citizens and professionals. Primary emphasis is placed on tactics and applications of recommended modern daily carry items and their unarmed equivalents. This includes the tactical pen, tactical flashlight, folding knife (blade folded), baton, and kubotan.

This curriculum is designed to provide trainees with improved mindset towards an assailant, as well as instill a greater sense of situational awareness. The core physical techniques are primarily percussive (striking). Using realistic targets and other parameters, the trainee is familiarized with and instilled with the necessary determination to prioritize survival in an altercation.

Ann Arbor Arms

5060 Jackson Rd Suite H, Ann Arbor MI

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