My experience spans almost 30 years in both traditional and modern martial arts, including Jeet Kune Do, Muay Thai, Savate, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, Combat Kung-Fu, Kali/Escrima, Krav Maga, Tae Kwon Do, Hwa Rang Do, & Tang Soo Do, covering all different ranges of combat. I also emphasize the proper mindset and philosophical aspects of training as well as the physical movements, as my goal is to help my students realize their potential as individuals first, and martial artists second.
Michael Ha Is the best at what he does and it is an honor to train under him. He creates an environment where his students feel safe and supported. Whether you come in as a beginner or with more experience, he will get you to the next level. His technique demonstrations are clearly communicated and easy to follow. I have primarily trained Muay Thai under him.
I had an amazing experience with Michael. I’ve worked with him in both JKD and Muay Thai. He always pushes his students to their full potential. He’s a stickler for technique and understands that without proper technique, it doesn’t matter how strong you are. With that being said, I always feel like I get an AMAZING workout with Michael and have never felt stronger or more toned.
Sifu Michael is great. Very patient and works with all, no matter what skill level.
Sifu Michael is an easy going, awesome instructor! It's obvious he's an expert in the styles he teaches. His instructions and demonstrations are clear, concise and easy to follow. He manages to keep things fresh by frequently introducing something new. He also reviews earlier material to make sure you become a proficient and well rounded fighter. Sifu Michael emphasizes the use of proper technique and self control so you don't injure yourself or others. I always leave class feeling like I've worked hard, learned something new, and improved my skills. I've had other martial arts instructors before. The difference is that Sifu Michael's classes are fun, without sacrificing the dedication and commitment to the art!
I like to find out the student's goals, past/current level of experience (if any), and health/injury history so I can best assess if I can offer him/her what he/she's looking for. My first lesson is always FREE, so we can meet, do some training, and we can go from there if it seems like a good fit.
I usually have a sliding scale, depending on whether it's a group or private/semi-private lesson, whether I'm driving to them or they are driving to/near me. I don't do contracts or memberships, but similar to what a lot of yoga studios do, if you buy more lessons up front, then the lower the rate per lesson will be.
I've worked with all kinds of students, from seasoned martial artists (Black Belt level or equivalent), to newbies who've never taken one martial arts class ever but are looking to start. My students have also varied in age from 6-year olds to 72 year-olds, and from marathon runners to sedentary individuals looking to get in shape for the first time.