Mighty Mike Martial Arts And Fitness

Mighty Mike Martial Arts And Fitness

5.0 (4)
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1 employee
31 years in business

About this pro

Personal/small group training in formal marital arts training or martial arts based fitness. Also provide shrinking lessons for competitive marital artists. All lessons taught by Master Michael Tull, 5th Degree Black Belt in American Tae Kwon Do, sport martial arts and kickboxing. Nationally rated in tournament competition for 35 years.

I love showing people how fun and convenient  learning self defense  and fitness can be!

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Gaithersburg, MD 20877
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4 Reviews


  • Patrick G.

    I have been training with mr. Tull since I was 5 years old and I still train with him today now that I am 30 years old. He has thought me discipline and respect not only for my self but others as well. If you want someone to teach you or your kids more than just martial arts then mr. Tull is the person you want to go see.

  • Chris Marr

    Mike is a phenomenal karate instructor! I started training with him a year ago. I'm a Muay Thai kickboxer. I was looking for a sport karate instructor to give me a different perspective on footwork and kicking, Mike was recommended to me, and I was immediately impressed! He tailors my lessons based on my weak points, and I've seen incredible improvement. He got me hooked on point fighting, and even pushed/convinced me to compete in it, something I never thought I'd do! Though I'm definitely still a kickboxer, Mike has added another dimension to my game. If you want to learn to be a better competitor, you won't find a better competitive karate coach. He is definitely a sparring specialist, and I can vouch for his solid boxing and western kickboxing fundamentals. I've never worked kata with him (not my cup of tea), but he's competed in kata on the highest levels as well. Whether you're a beginner, or a more seasoned competitor trying to add to your game, Mike is great!

  • Tracy C.

    My children started with Mr. Tull at the ages of 4/5, the experience was awesome, I later joined the kick boxing program then the Martial Arts program with my children. The Martial Arts Program with Mr. Tull welcomed us in as family, not just students. When I wasn’t able to take off from work to attend parent/teacher conference or was having a few issues at school, Mr. Tull made a major effort to help and was very successful in doing so. Michael Tull and his family would attend birthday parties for my children, he disciplined them accordingly (nothing harsh) but was very stern with getting his point across. Michael Tull also developed a tutoring program for the students. My children are now in their 20s and we haven’t lost touch with the Tull Family. If you are not looking for genuineness, honesty, a lasting friendship and an extended family, please don’t join the Mighty Mike Martial Arts/Fitness.

  • Lea Keller

    He brings the very best out of every student. His unsurpassed love for martial arts is brought to every class and lesson he teaches. I wouldn’t be the martial artist -or the person - I am without him.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

In getting to know each client, I ask them to share their individual goals. Once I know what their interests are, I will share a brief verbal description  of what their lessons training will be like. I will also share video segments of me training with past clients to give them an idea as to what our sessions will be like.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been teaching martial arts and fitness for 28 years. Certified 5th Degree Black Belt in American Tar Kwon Do and Fitness under Master Charles Tulll Jr.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 per one hour session, purchased in blocks of five lessons.  Cash or check only.



How did you get started teaching?

Began teaching professionally in 1989 for Kim's Karate in Northern Virginia and Camp Springs, MD. Transferred to Mid-Atlanic Karate in Gaithersburg, MD. in 1990. Was promoted to head instructor in 1992. I purchased the school and conducted class under the name of Champion Karate and Positive Impact Martial Arts from 1995-2016. Currently, I am an instructor at Jhoon Rhee Institute of Arlington, Virginia. 


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages, ranging from 3 and 1/2 years up to 65 years of age. I have guided students through both physical and mental development as martial artists, while guiding and teaching them to be productive citizens in society.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

As the father of two sons (20 and 17 years old) who are both black belts, I am enjoying watching them grow and develop into successful young men. My oldest 20, attends art school with a focus on graphic design as my youngest, 17, prepares to graduate from highschool with honors. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would tell that individual to look for a teacher who is focusing on developing an individual through mind, body and heart. I would advise them to attend a goal oriented program that will provide them with the confidence, focus and health that will allow them to live a good healthy life, while uplifting those people around them.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Students should have an idea of what their goals are. Are they training for self defense, fitness, improved focus and concentration? Do they wish to compete? Are they willing and able to practice their skills daily to assure mental and physical growth and development.