Ann Arbor Dojo Helps Others Become Great Training Partners

By becoming a better training partner, you can lift others up!

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Michimich -- Your dojo is more than a place to get a great workout. It's a safe, respectful place to learn and thrive together – a place where character is developed and strengthened. But that doesn't come from the uniform or the mat. It comes from the people, and everyone at the dojo plays a part.

Whether you're young or not so young, new to martial arts, or an instructor, you can be a positive and supportive force in your dojo.

One way you can make a positive impact is when you're training with a partner. Being the best training partner not only helps your partner but is an important stage in your own development.


In martial arts practice, like in other areas of life, communication is essential. Good communication helps improve everyone's technique and makes practice safer. Be open and communicative with your partner, your instructor, and the people around you. Poor communication makes poor training and increases the risk of injury.

Be Respectful

There are many ways to show respect. In the dojo, practice good personal hygiene and always wear a clean uniform. Be present and pay attention to your partner, their needs, and your sensei. How we present ourselves reflects our respect for our instructor, classmates, dojo, and culture.

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Be Intentional

When you bow before stepping into the training area, you're signaling your respect and peaceful intentions. You're also signaling your intention to do your best and reminding yourself to treat others with the utmost respect.

Visit JMAC and experience their supportive environment for yourself.

Contact JMAC today to begin practicing martial arts in Ann Arbor (!

About Japanese Martial Arts Center
: Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, JMAC is an authentic Japanese martial arts facility that focuses on karate, judo, Nihon jujutsu, and iaido serving the Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Pinckney, and Canton areas as well as all of Southeast Michigan. Experienced instructors train the mind, body, and spirit of members at an individualized pace, offering martial arts to both experienced and inexperienced students.

Source: Japanese Martial Arts Center

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