Japanese Martial Arts Center
3853 Research Park Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Judo – Iaido – Nihon Jujutsu
The ideal martial artist sets high standards for themselves, abides by a code of conduct, values politeness, is loyal, courageous, and bound by honor. These are the core beliefs instilled in students at the Japanese Martial Arts Center through training of the mind, body, and spirit. Classes are taught in one of Ann Arbor’s most modern martial arts training facility that includes a fully sprung martial arts floor to make falls and throws safer. Classes include Iaido, Nihon Jujutsu, and Judo. Meditation is also an important aspect of development to calm the mind and tune ourselves in to a genuine reality.
Nicklaus Suino grew up as a small child in a rough neighborhood. He quickly learned to talk his way out of trouble but occasionally had to fight to make it home. His parents enrolled him in a Judo class at the YMCA in 1968 that forever changed his life. Suino excelled in Judo, winning many tournaments. In 1979 he began to expand his martial arts training with classes in Aikido and Karate. In 1998 Suino sold everything he owned to travel to Japan and learn from the masters first hand the arts of Judo, Jujutsu (jujitsu), Iaido (swordsmanship), and Kyudo (archery). Since returning to the U.S. Sensei has kept busy with teaching Japanese martial arts in Ann Arbor, doing seminars worldwide, traveling back to Japan to continue his self improvement, and writes books on Japanese martial arts.