MKG Detroit is a unique neighborhood gym and community organization where people from all walks of life work together to develop themselves, both physically and mentally, through the transformative practice of Martial Artistry.
Martial Art is not just for elite athletes, super spies, or the Cobra Kai. It is more than adults fighting or kids playing. Martial Art is a part of our shared human story, a tradition of movement and mastery that transcends time, race, geography, and belief. Throughout history, people have used this intentional practice to develop healthier, stronger, and safer selves and communities. This, too, is our mission at MKG Detroit.
About MKG Detroit's Owners
Kurt Cornwell & Amariah Houseknecht
MKG Detroit was founded by husband and wife team Kurt Cornwell and Amariah Houseknecht in 2013 as a pop-up mobile gym in the city of Detroit. Classes were originally held in Corktown, Midtown Detroit, the Avenue of Fashion, and Southfield, MI. Their first brick-&-mortar gym was founded in 2016 in Ferndale, MI, where Amariah and Kurt live with their two twin daughters and one strange dog. MKG Detroit has since grown into an even bigger location, located at 368 Hilton Rd in Ferndale since 2018.
MKG Detroit also regularly partners with other martial art organizations in the Great Lakes region to present workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, from functional fitness to training in rare martial arts from around the world.
ABOUT MKG INTERNATIONAL:
MKG is both a Method of holistic martial art development and a global family of martial artists. This method is meant to help the unique individual find and develop their own creative path through martial artistry, with a particular emphasis on fitness, function, flow, and fun. Martial Artists of all backgrounds make up MKG’s global network, including Hollywood directors, UFC coaches and athletes, professionals in all fields from surgeons to soldiers, students, fighters and coaches of both amateur and professional levels, and artists of all mediums. MKG was founded in 1982 by world-renowned martial artist Rick Faye. The MKG Inernational headquarters is located in Minneapolis, MN, with the flagship school still run by Sifu Rick Faye to this day.