Self-Defense, Martial Arts, Personal Growth

Youth Programming At Thunderbolt Martial Arts, Metro Detroit, MI:

Yue Chia Chuan Fa (Chinese) / Ken Do Gaku (Japanese):

T.M.A. Youth Creed:
"I am a warrior on the infinite path of discipline and self-control, confidence and concentration, patience and respect. I will live these ideals to master my body, my mind, my breath, my life!"

Comprehensive Fitness:
Cardiovascular • Muscular Strength • Flexibility

All Ranges of Practice:
Blocking • Striking & Kicking • Joint-Locks • Chokes • Throws • Ground-Fighting • Weapons • Meditation

Most people know that martial arts can be wonderful activity for children. But not all martial arts schools are the same. Thunderbolt Martial Arts training is not a game, sport, or a "junior fight club". TMA is a private learning institution offering a top-quality, age-appropriate technical curriculum with an emphasis on building the life-skills needed for happiness, health and success. A safe, positive, non-competitive atmosphere.


  • Yue Chia Fighting Forms (Hsing Yi, Er, San, Si, Wu)
  • Ancient Temple Forms: Sanzan, Seisan, Sanseiryu
  • Staff (ShuishiNoKoan)
  • Katana (UeshibaNoKatana)
  • Wu Hsing Chuan (Five Animal Fist Form)
  • Renshukenichiryo (Practice Form), Jakenichiryo (Snake Fist Form)
  • Ancient breathing/chi-kung/pranayama techniques
  • Youth Training:

    Strong mind and body, higher grades in school, better relationships at home. Top-quality, age-appropriate curriculum. An excellent addition to Home-school groups. Expertise in helping special needs children: We get results!

    All students work with Head Instructor Sifu Christopher Scafone.

    Currently available for private instruction.

    God • Family • Community • Nation • World

    Seminars, private instruction in Northern Michigan. Distance Learning Available.

    Thunderbolt Martial Arts
    Traverse City, MI
    (248) 284-3242

    A private learning institution, serving students since 2002.

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