Phone: 248-804-6637

Rochester Hills Academy of Mixed Martial Arts
1050 W. Hamlin Road.
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

Hours:
MWF | 9:30am - 12:00pm
4:45pm - 8:00pm
TR | 4:00pm - 9:00pm
S | 9:30am - 12:30pm
Su | Closed

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PROGRAMS

KIDS CLASSES

Our CKD martial arts program is a traditionally formatted system of martial arts that has been modernized with modern punches, modern kicks. Students training in CKD can work towards earning a black belt. Our Kids program uses a modern system of blocks, punches, and kicks that are more effective for street self-defense than the techniques in a traditional martial art. CKD utilizes a “step by step” format of learning and perfecting hand and foot techniques before adding additional techniques. This system has at its core, dynamic patterns at each belt level in order for the student to practice their techniques and memorize their current level techniques.

As a student in CKD you’re child will increase concentration, coordination, and strength through working your techniques on Pads, focus mitts, Your child will be safely taught how to perform self-defense drills and learn how to block and counter against a partner with drills designed to be fun, yet challenging. Integrated into the system are strong messages about the merits of exercise leading to a higher level of physical fitness and optimal health. Other messages include the rewards of hard work, setting goals in life, proper manners and respect for others.

**All Instructors leading the children’s classes have physical fitness requirements due to our school’s philosophy of leading by example. “We practice what we preach and the instructors here are living testaments to the transformative effects of the martial arts.” Register today for a free, no-obligation class

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LITTLE DRAGONS CLASSES

Our CKD martial arts program is a traditionally formatted system of martial arts that has been modernized with modern punches, modern kicks. Students training in CKD can work towards earning a black belt. Our Kids program uses a modern system of blocks, punches, and kicks that are more effective for street self-defense than the techniques in a traditional martial art. CKD utilizes a “step by step” format of learning and perfecting hand and foot techniques before adding additional techniques. This system has at its core, dynamic patterns at each belt level in order for the student to practice their techniques and memorize their current level techniques.

As a student in CKD you’re child will increase concentration, coordination, and strength through working your techniques on Pads, focus mitts, Your child will be safely taught how to perform self-defense drills and learn how to block and counter against a partner with drills designed to be fun, yet challenging. Integrated into the system are strong messages about the merits of exercise leading to a higher level of physical fitness and optimal health. Other messages include the rewards of hard work, setting goals in life, proper manners and respect for others.

**All Instructors leading the children’s classes have physical fitness requirements due to our school’s philosophy of leading by example. “We practice what we preach and the instructors here are living testaments to the transformative effects of the martial arts.” Register today for a free, no-obligation class

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ADULTS CLASSES

Our CKD martial arts program is a traditionally formatted system of martial arts that has been modernized with updated punches, blocks, and modern kicks. This system has at its core, dynamic patterns at each belt level in order for the student to practice their techniques and memorize their current level techniques. Students training in CKD can work towards earning a black belt in our CKD self-defense martial art.

CKD self-defense utilizes a traditional “step by step” format of learning and perfecting hand and foot techniques before adding additional techniques. Our CKD system of blocks, punches, and kicks are more effective for street self-defense than in traditional martial arts systems. As a student in CKD you will increase concentration, coordination, and strength through working your techniques on Pads and focus mitts. You are taught how to perform self-defense drills with other students, covering single and multiple attackers through various drills.

Unlike other traditional systems that are designed for point sparring or sports fighting, Our CKD self-defense system focusses solely on street self-defense. Our students are taught a wide range of techniques covering proper movement, balance, movement, and stacking of multiple attackers. The drills are all designed to simulate encounters on the street so that you, the student, have the best chance of defeating an attack and getting home safely.

We stress optimal fitness when you train for self-defense. Every class is started with physical strengthening exercises to warm you up quickly followed by a fast dynamic stretching routine. When finished with the warm-up, students are sweating and ready to perform at their optimal physical level.

“Our adult program is challenging, and you will quickly realize it’s worth the hard work as you become aware of a new confidence and strength that lifts you up and motivates you to challenge yourself for more.”
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KRAV MAGA

You will learn self-defense faster and more accurately than in a traditionally based martial art because Krav Maga focuses on reality-based training that addresses real-world dangers and the tactics that are used by those looking to victimize others. You will practice self-defense techniques on your first day to start building your real-world self-defense capability quickly.

How do we know what’s happening on the street? Our organization, Krav Maga Worldwide, works closely with law enforcement, always evolving its techniques and curriculum, and continually educating its certified instructors in techniques that are seen on the streets. Instructors that are certified as part of the Krav Maga Worldwide family are held to the highest standards and are tested in grueling training sessions before being allowed to teach the ones we care about most, our students.

Who are our Krav Maga Students?…

Our students are young ladies, young men, professional men and women that travel, People that work in higher risk environments, moms, dads, dr’s, lawyers.

Krav Maga is widely accepted as the best self-defense system in the world today. By training Krav Maga at Rochester Hills Martial Arts, you don’t just practice punches and kicks; You learn and practice real-world defenses and counter attacks that address the immediate danger to you or your loved one. If you are surprise attacked and find yourself unexpectedly in a confrontation, you will fall back on your training, you will react instinctively and be able to quickly and decisively neutralize the threat and get home safe.

Is it challenging? Yes. Is it worth it? Absolutely!

“Training in Krav Maga and learning to react to threats quickly and decisively allows you to walk through your life in peace and with great confidence. “

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BJJ

Second Degree Black Belt Scott Zapczynski is the owner and head instructor of Metro Detroit Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was first exposed to the effective art of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by watching a skinny, 170 lb. Brazilian fighter named Royce Gracie control and defeat larger, stronger, more athletic opponents in the early Ultimate Fighting Championships. Shortly after, Scott began training in 1997 at a Gracie affiliated school in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

In 1998, while working on a project in Orlando, Florida, Scott began training with a BJJ Black Belt and Brazilian National Champion under Ricardo De La Riva named Marcelo Grosso. In 1999, Marcelo invited Scott to his home in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil to spend the winter training at Ricardo De La Riva’s academy in Copacabana. In 2000, Marcelo moved to Michigan with Scott and began teaching BJJ classes until 2001 when Marcelo had to return to Brazil.

A few Brazilian friends that had followed Marcelo up to Michigan stayed behind to live, work and continue training with Scott. At the end of 2002, Scott returned to Brazil to live and train for the winter. Fortunately, he has been able to spend 4 months per year since 2002, living and training in Rio De Janeiro with Marcelo Grosso and Master Ricardo De La Riva.

Over those years, Scott has trained and competed in Brazil as a member of Team De La Riva. Being fluent in Brazilian Portuguese, Scott has assisted Master De La Riva in giving BJJ and Self Defense seminars in the U.S. and Brazil. Scott is proud to be the only American BJJ Black Belt to have begun training as a White Belt and been awarded his Blue, Purple, Brown, and Black Belts by Master Ricardo De La Riva. All belts were awarded at Master De La Riva’s academy in Copacabana, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Scott grew up in Shelby Township, Michigan and is a graduate of Utica Eisenhower High School and Michigan State University.

Professor Scott’s BJJ Lineage: MITSUYO MAEDA > CARLOS GRACIE > CARLSON GRACIE > RICARDO DE LA RIVA > SCOTT ZAPCZYNSKI

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies tend to teach in a more relaxed and less rigid atmosphere than traditional martial arts. Nonetheless, in order to maintain a positive environment that is both conducive to learning and welcoming to potential students, we require our students, parents of students in the kids classes, and staff to adhere to the following MDBJJ Etiquette guidelines.

  1. Always show respect to your instructors, training partners, and fellow human beings. Respect in training means: do not seek to harm fellow students physically (i.e., by cranking a submission harder than necessary to make them tap) or emotionally (i.e., by calling them names or making jokes about hurting them). Respect also means that you must train seriously and hard enough for you and your partner to improve his or her skills, conditioning, and fighting spirit. Not giving your best during training detracts from both you and your partner’s experience.
  2. Maintain good hygiene (i.e., shower and brush your teeth regularly). As you can imagine, it is difficult to concentrate on technique when you find your partner smells distracting!
  3. Keep finger and toenails short and clean to prevent injury to yourself and others.
  4. Bring a clean, dry gi to each class. Also, always keep a rash guard or T-shirt in your gym bag for no-gi classes.
  5. Keep shoes off the mat, so that we can keep the mats clean and sanitary.
  6. Do not walk outside with bare feet. If you have to go outside, wear sandals or shoes. Items (5) and (6) are especially important to prevent the spread of skin conditions such as ringworm.
  7. Do not shout loudly or use profanity in the academy. This should go without saying.
  8. Do not talk while the instructor is talking. It distracts those who are trying to learn and is disrespectful to the instructor, as well as other students.
  9. Stand, sit with your legs crossed, or kneel during class. No lounging. Studies show that people learn more effectively when seated in upright postures.
  10. Please wear your gi, a T-shirt, or a tank top while in public areas of the academy. No bare backs!
  11. Do not leave the mat during class without the instructor’s permission.
  12. Keep cell phones off during class. Again, they distract those who are trying to learn.
  13. If the instructor has not changed the task, then continue doing the task he has given (i.e., don’t sit around talking because you feel you have done a technique enough times). You can NEVER do a technique too many times.
  14. It is disrespectful to ask an instructor or a higher rank to train with you, so wait until they ask you to roll.
  15. Always shake or slap hands with your partner before sparring.
  16. The following techniques WILL NOT be allowed UNLESS permission is granted by the instructor prior to attempting them:
    • NO Slamming.
    • NO Neck Cranks.
    • NO Heel Hooks.
    • NO Twisting Knee Locks or Toeholds.
    • NO Knee Bars for Purple belt and under.
    • NO Small Joint Manipulation (fingers, toes).
    • NO Bicep or Calf Slicers for Purple Belt and under.
    • NO Scissors Takedowns.
    • These rules are to protect you and your training partners. If you have any questions or need clarification, ask the instructor PRIOR to attempting a hold or move that is in question.
  17. Much of what we practice routinely with each other can injure the uninitiated. It should not be practiced on others outside of the academy.

*Taken from Metro Detroit BJJ

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